Flour is #1 at 37% price inflation. (Remember when a 5 lb bag of flour was around a buck? I do!)
Other most inflated food items include the following…
Most Inflated Foods Items, Consumer Price Index:
* Flour, up 37%.
* Eggs, up 34.8%.
* Sweet peppers, up 29.2%.
* Milk, up 23.1%.
* Dried beans, up 21.6%.
Tex-Mex Breakfast? That could make for a quite inflated price on a Mexican Style breakfast with beans, bell pepper diced in some eggs and spicy milk latte.
What is a Sweet Pepper? I wasn’t quite sure what sweet pepper refereed to. I thought it was a jarred sweet roasted pepper, but I looked it up on Recipe Zaar and: “The best known sweet peppers are bell peppers”
I often gawk shockingly when orange and yellow bell peppers at my NYC Whole Foods are $4.99 a pound. That’s pretty outrageous.
To read the entire report on these inflated food items and a few recommendations on how to beat the inflated prices, click here: MSN Article: High Food Prices. How to Save.