Menu
Lifestyle

Gone are the days of $3 tuckshop lunches, readers discuss

Tuckshop menus and paying methods are another thing that has changed in the past 20 years, on top of prices.
Tuckshop menus and paying methods are another thing that has changed in the past 20 years, on top of prices. CadeMooney/cm159224g

OUR first lesson in life in terms of managing our money would be tuckshop days.

In the good old days, mum or dad would write you lunch order out on a brown or white paper bag, which you would put in the basket in your classroom that would be taken to the canteen.

Then, magically, at lunchtime, your lunch, in the paper bag, appears in your classroom.

As you get older, or your parents got too busy or impatient to sit down and work out tomorrow's lunch order, the coins were handed straight into your precious little hands.

Suddenly, your hands were the little pots of gold at the end of the rainbow that disappeared quickly once you visited the tuckshop at lunch time.

A tuckshop
A tuckshop Contributed

However, the $3 or $4 that would cover lunches in the 1980s would barely get you a can of soft drink at tuckshops these days.

Joy Swindells says for her two high school boys, she needs to give them about $15 each to get something decent.

"Def only a fortnightly luxury for me not having to make it," she posted on The Bulletin's Facebook post about tuckshop prices last night.

"They are crazy, I have 3 at primary school and it cost almost $40," Lyndel Armstrong posted.

Read more readers comments about tuckshop prices here:

Topics:  healthy eating school tuckshop



Lifetime friend's push to help critically hurt Yeppoon woman

Talented artist, Robyn Campbell, is well-known around her home town of Yeppoon for her beautiful art work.

SINCE they were 17-years-old, Robyn and Amii have been friends

Rookwood breakthrough: Business case release info revealed

ROOKWOOD SITE: The Rookwood Weir could be emerging at this location in the not too distant future.

GOVERNMENT gives hope to Rookwood Weir project

Ambulances rush to scene where car ploughs over CQ bridge

Emergency Services, Ambulance, QAS,  Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

MAN in his 50s is reportedly being treated by paramedics

Local Partners

Ford Mustang Bullitt’s jaw-dropping sale tag

THE remake of Ford’s iconic Mustang Bullitt, made famous by the eponymous Steve McQueen movie, is living up to the hype.

Car guru questions Tesla’s future

Former General Motors vice chairman, Bob Lutz, has cast doubt on the future prospects of electric car maker Tesla amid mounting financial losses. Picture: Supplied.

Is the electric car maker on borrowed time?

The great avocado shortage of 2018

Bad news for brunch lovers as avocado supplies dwindle.

Australia has plunged into the Great Avocado Depression of 2018

L Plate horrors: young driver tells of tirade of abuse

How kind are you to L and P plate drivers?

"I've been left feeling shaken on the road...''

Nigella Lawson reveals what she hates most about food

Nigella Lawson

Nigella there's something about food she still cannot stand

Empowering Trans people a 'slow slog'

Phylesha Brown-Acton, director of F'INE, is sick of transpeople being referred to as a medical liability.

How has life changed for Trans folk in the last ten years?

Bloody good bogan burger brings out best of Rocky

BOGAN BURGER: O'Dowd's Irish Pub Rockhampton employee, Tiana O'Rourke introduces the Aussie Bogan Burger.

'Better than a slab of VB and a pack of durries, ya galah'