Prices for April were up 4.9% year over year. That doesn’t tell the whole story, though. There were pretty big increases in food prices. Year over year increases:

  • Anything with flour is up significantly– white bread is up more than 23%, wheat bread 24%, chocolate chip cookies 24.4%
  • Ketchup prices are up 24%.
  • Mustard is up 13%
  • Relish is up 12%
  • Eggs are up 30%.
  • Meat products are up, but not as much as wheat. Poultry is up 5% year over year, pork and beef remained fairly stable.
  • Cheddar Cheese is up 5%.
  • Potatoes are up 15%
  • Strawberries are up 9%

The only good news is that lettuce is down 12%.

Categories: economics


Matthew W · June 9, 2023 at 6:46 am

Other than that, how was the play mrs. Lincoln?
“Inflation is only X”
Except on the stuff you buy the most and that’s 25%
Greatest economy ever

Joe Blow · June 9, 2023 at 6:51 am

Meat prices are up 25-50% here in eastTN. Used to buy chix @ 1.99/lb, its now 2.99/lb – 50% increase! Ground beef (80/20 cheap shit) is 5/lb, used to be 4/lb – 25% increase.
Pack of bacon used to be 3.99 on sale, try to find it for less than 5, I dare you.
Now heres the thing, this is the lesson I try to teach my kids, and you need to see it this way, too:
What changed?
Did the chicken change? Is the ground beef different? Is a gallon of milk still a gallon of milk? Loaf of bread…?
What changed?
The value of the US Dollar is the only thing that changed. Thats not even going international, just within our own country, in the span of ~3 years, our money has lost THAT much wealth and value to each of us and one another. China and europe think its worth even less than we do, but thats another issue.
Stolen elections have consequences.

EN2 SS · June 9, 2023 at 6:57 am

The government has been lying about inflation since Obiden kicked it off. What else is new?

    It's just Boris · June 9, 2023 at 12:24 pm

    They’ve been lying about it for longer than that, I think.

      EN2 SS · June 11, 2023 at 10:21 am

      I believe the feds try to keep inflation about 2%, which is an average. In 2021 it exploded.

exile1981 · June 9, 2023 at 8:13 am

Was renovating a house and found newspapers from feb 1940. Besides an article on British and Canadian troops being deployed to Dunkirk it had an add for 8cents a pound for ground beef.

wojtek · June 9, 2023 at 9:18 am

These official numbers do not show much at all. Go to John Williams’ Shadow Stats page for a much more reliable estimate of consumer-level inflation. He claims it is now at 12.9% Y2Y, when measured using rules similar to those that were in effect in 1980.

Third World Banana Republic · June 9, 2023 at 9:40 am

The Sack-N-Save has finally marked some things down.
Maybe the record breaking profit years during the COV-LARP were just too obscene.
Inflation is a construct of the white male patriarchy and at least the tweets aren’t mean.
Everyone will experience the shopping at Macys or Saks Fifth Avenue grocery sticker shock in the spirit of egalitarian equity.
A bigger better misery index, si se puede!

Big Ruckus D · June 9, 2023 at 1:10 pm

White bread, ketchup, mustard and relish all up big. Now, remember a couple of years ago when the kiddy diddler casually insulted us all by stating how we were saving a few cents on our 4th of July hotdogs? Well, not anymore, suckers. The devilled eggs are gonna take a chunk out of the wallet also.

Fuck that guy.

dc · June 9, 2023 at 2:44 pm

Meanwhile, Enemy Action (TM) has been blowing up/burning Cattle Processing Plants, various food factories and mills to ensure our food supply is reduced in the future.

JL · June 9, 2023 at 7:29 pm

This is Weimar, all over again.

It’s all due to hyper-inflation. Prices go up everywhere, and on everything, thanks to the incessant printing of currency by the Federal Reserve (and in my case, the Bank of Canada).

One thing I found has helped with this is changing my eating habits. I switched to a ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting routine, around a month ago. It actually works quite well and it’s not super complicated – I simply cut refined sugars and starches (which is basically all the shit we eat that isn’t good for us anyway, and incidentally a lot of what you listed in your OP) out of my diet, eat my meals in the early afternoon, and fast until the same time the next day.

The whole thing does suck for the first little bit, but once your body adjusts, you feel like a million bucks and think a lot more clearly. You will also drop quite a bit of weight as well. As an added bonus, your grocery bill will probably go down a fair bit – especially if you grow your own vegetables or harvest your own meat as a supplement to your nourishment.

Anonymous · June 12, 2023 at 7:07 am

I recently went to self employment, after working in my skilled trade field for 25 years. More risk; but much better work/ life balance and I am making way more money. Nobody works harder than somebody who works for themselves. Rather than investing in the market or collecting silver, I have been investing in tooling, materials, and parts for my business. I figure that I will eventually need them and prices are not going to be any cheaper down the road. Lord knows that my multiple 401k’s haven’t done squat, when compared to inflation, over the last 10-15 years.

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