Social media users appalled after London tube shop found charging customers seven pounds for packet of crisps

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SOCIAL media users have been left appalled after a London tube shop was found charging customers seven pounds for a packet of crisps. 

The shop, located at the Leicester Square tube station, is selling the well-known American crisps Cheetos for a whopping £6.99. 

Users online have been left fuming with the exact same treat being found online for just £4 including import charge.

£7 Cheetos on sale in London
A customer spotted the crisps on sale for sale for £7.

Some critics even claimed to have found the crisps on sale for just £1.40 in their own local stores.

One image shows three large bags of the 225 grams flaming hot Cheetos.

The wrappers are orange and have the familiar cheetah mascot on the front.

Stuck on to the front of the packet is a yellow sticker, labelling the confectionery at an eye-watering £6.99.

Alexander Jamal shared the shocking prices to Facebook yesterday, writing: “£7 quid crisps.

“What’s it all about?

“Leicester Square tube.”

The Facebook post has received over 150 likes with over 100 comments from social media users appalled to see the price of the snack. 

Cary Choate commented: “As an American, I can say they are not worth that.”

Jo Parker said: “Mad isn’t it.

“My son noticed that our off licence in Essex sells the exact same thing for £2.”

Leicester Square Station
The station that the crisps are being sold at.

Michelle Karabut replied: “They’re £1.40 where I live. 

“Who wants them for a fiver including postage?”

Daniel Brown added: “We went to a newsagent by Canon Street the other way that wanted £20 for twenty Marlboro. We laughed and walked out.”

Speaking today 44-year-old Alexander Jamal who took the image said: “I first saw them in Hackney and thought it must be a mistake.

“After I realized it wasn’t I concluded there must be some kind of insane crisp fashion going on.

“I can’t think of a trend so crazy, except maybe the overpriced cereal cafe in Shoreditch [Cereal Killer Cafe].

“I think the most I have paid is £2.50 once for a big packet of truffle oil crisps from Tk Maxx.”

This is not the first extraordinarily priced product to have been spotted around London recently. 

The O2 Arena was snapped up, selling 500ml bottles of water for £3.50 and bottles of 500ml Coca Cola for £4.40.