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09th Feb 2023

Man flies to Magaluf to get a full English for less than £15 – all in

Jack Peat

It even came with a free cappuccino!

A TikToker managed to bag a full English breakfast in Spain – for less than the price of most high-street fry-ups in the UK!

With the cost of a slap-up breakfast going through the roof in Blighty, scores of people are looking for cheaper and healthier alternatives to save a few pennies.

According to new research, one in five people under 30 have never even tried a full English, opting for poached eggs and avocado on toast instead.

And with Gordon Ramsay flogging meager plate-fulls like this for £18 a pop, it’s not hard to see why.

To get around the soaring cost of a hot breakfast, one man found himself going to extreme lengths to find a smashing deal.

Ben Matthew Saunders flew from Manchester to Magaluf and ate a double full English fry-up at the holiday resort all for just £14.45.

That’s only £1.95 more expensive than the average price of the standard English fry-up in the UK.

The 22-year-old boarded the £10 flight on January 28 before hopping on a free bus to a local cafe in Magaluf to gobble down on the £4.45 (€5) grub.

Ben spent just over £30 in total over the entire day.

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Speaking to the Metro, he said: “I was thinking about how everything is going in the UK with the cost of living crisis and wanted to see how far I could make my money go.

“I also wanted to show others how they could save money by thinking outside of the box.”

His massive brekkie included two sausages, two rashes of bacon, beans, chips, mushrooms, tomatoes, two hash browns and a coffee.

He also paid £4 for a train from Preston to Manchester Airport and £12 for a return flight on the same day.

This meant his total cost for the trip was only £30.45 – still cheaper than the most expensive full English breakfast at the Oval Restaurant.

He added: “I didn’t tally up the full costs as I wanted to factor in the flights and the food.

“I have a railcard so I saved money on the train and it was still so cheap and I went to another country.

“The total cost is still cheaper than some breakfasts in the UK and it shows people they can save money if they’re more creative.

“Even if that means your local store is a Waitrose and you get a bus and go further afield to Aldi it can save you £30, that sort of thing.

“I’m not encouraging everyone to go to Spain for breakfast.”

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