Has the price of everything skyrocketed lately?
I stopped for a loaf of bread today and nearly chocked...$4.50 a loaf! This was for a nicer, but not super fancy loaf of whole wheat bread. Admittedly, I have not bought bread in a long time. Maybe the price has been increasing and I wasn't paying attention
I searched and found a mediocre loaf of whole wheat on sale for $2.24...it is soft and squishy and kind of blech - not something I want to eat all the time.
I looked at the milk and it was $5.24 for a gallon of conventional. $4.25 for a pound of generic butter. Everything seemed to be pried much higher than I remember. I have an old price book I used in 2008 and I bought milk for $2.39 a gallon, nice bread for $1.50 and butter was $2.00 a pound. A 200% increase in basic food prices in less than five years...
And this was not Whole Foods, but a run down Food Lion.
Has there been a super jump in prices in other areas?