Anyone else noticing an unpleasant change on your grocery store receipts? If your favorite foods haven’t become harder to find, they almost certainly have gone up in price during the pandemic. One cause for concern has to do with America’s favorite pizza topping.
Bloomberg reports that pepperoni is getting ever-more expensive amid production setbacks at meat plants and the high demand for pizza. Small pizza shops across the U.S. are facing higher prices and tight supply for their usual pepperoni orders.
But pepperoni is just one food that costs more now. 24/7 Wall Street has analyzed changes in the consumer price index from February to June to determine which grocery items have gone up in price the most.
Top 10 Foods Driving Up Your Grocery Bill
- Beef and veal (+22.7%)
- Pork chops (+19.8%)
- Citrus fruits (+10/3%)
- Chicken (+9.4%)
- Frankfurters (+8.8%)
- Potatoes (+8.7%)
- Ham (+8.7%)
- Peanut Butter (+7.9%)
- Dried beans, peas & lentils (+7.4%)
- Canned vegetables (+6.4%)
(Click here for the complete list from USA Today)