Video of Stoney and Sparletta Soft Drinks Priced Over R170 per 2L Bottle Stuns SA: “Better Give Superpowers”

Video of Stoney and Sparletta Soft Drinks Priced Over R170 per 2L Bottle Stuns SA: “Better Give Superpowers”

  • One shopper got the shock of his life when he saw 2l soft drinks at a grocery store priced over R170
  • He recorded the overpriced fizzy drinks and complained about the "inflated" prices on social media
  • The video spread fast on TikTok, and Mzansi people joined him in venting about the rising cost of food and living

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2L Stoney and Pine Nut cold drinks priced over R170
A video showing over-priced soft drinks grabbed netizens' attention. Image: @duckymomo32
Source: TikTok

A Mzansi man had a surprising turn of events during his grocery run at Food Lover's Market.

Video of expensive soft drinks circulates on TikTok

He was stunned by 2l Sparlett and Stoney soft drinks priced between R179.88 and R191.88.

The guy was so dumbfounded he went to his TikTok page @duckymomo32 to complain about how expensive food was getting.

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He blamed inflation for the steep price tags on the cold drinks in the footage that clocked 289 000 views.

Mzansi discusses pricey cold drinks

However, viewers were not completely sold. Some people mentioned that it might have been a typing error because the prices did not make sense.

Other SA netizens said the costs in the clip were not that farfetched and reflected the grim future as food costs continue to rise.

Sugar tax imposed on fizzy drinks

The government introduced a sugar tax in April 2018 to combat the excessive consumption of unhealthy drinks and raise revenue. But even with the added tax, the prices in the clip seem exorbitant.

Watch the video below:

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@oratile asked:

"Are you in Zimbabwe?"

@blonded posted:

"The bottle better refill itself again after seven uses."

@redconnerwhite said:

"It better be buy one get 23 free."

@leungogwafila mentioned:

"Why is it expensive it's cheaper in Botswana."

@sarah.mulenga0 stated:

"They better give me superpowers for that price."

@nickynack posted:

"Looking into the near future in South Africa."

@princesshlayisanikhunou added:

"Stop the bus, where are we going? "

@thimnatheanimania wrote:

"This is not inflation this is a scam."

Smart shopper exposes bogus cooking oil deal at grocery store, video sparks chatter: “Testing your maths”

In another article, Briefly News reported that a TikTok video revealing a misleading cooking oil deal at a grocery store has caught the attention of many.

The video has gained 403 000 views and over 11 000 likes. It shows that buying three bottles of cooking oil as part of a supposed bargain actually costs more than purchasing them individually.

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Source: Briefly News

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Hilary Sekgota (Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content) Hilary Sekgota is the Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content at Briefly News. She completed a BA in Communication Science from Unisa in 2018 and a Diploma in Journalism from Varsity College in 2010. She also passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. Hilary joined the Briefly News team in 2022 and started her journalism career at Tshwane Sun. She has 12 years of experience covering current affairs and human interest topics. Email:

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