You know the expression cheap as chips.... well we might not be able to say that for very much longer....
Potatoes have been a cheap and cheerful British favourite for more than a century but last year's atrocious weather followed by a severe winter and spring has sent the cost of them soaring as Natalie Gray reports :
Chips are set to soar in price after one of the coldest winters ever.
Rain, snow and ice has led to the lowest yield and poorest quality crops since the drought of 1976.
Paul Robinson's family has had a fish and chip shop in Chelmsford in Essex since 1950. Last year a 55lb bag of potatoes cost him £6.50, it's now double that and by June it's expected to be £17.
Natalie Gray reports.(Interviews - Paul Robinson, chip shop owner. Rod Garnham, Corkers Crisps and Tim Papworth, farmer)