7 Grocery Items That Are Now More Costly

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It seems like the cost of everything is rising in America. The most severe price rises might be for groceries.

We can choose to not buy certain items if the prices go up. We all need food, so it is impossible to skip the grocery store.

Overall, grocery prices rose 1.2% in September, according to the latest Consumer Price Index data, released on Oct. 13. This is the largest increase in grocery prices over the past month.

You might notice some items becoming more expensive as prices rise in your local supermarket. According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for seven grocery items increased by at least 3 percent in September.

These are some grocery items that may make you dig deeper into your purse or wallet.

Crackers, bread and cracker products

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Increase from August to September: 3.1%

Change from last September to this September: 7.1% increase

The staff of life is growing more expensive. In fact, the 7.1% year-over-year price rise was the largest 12-month increase since February 2012.

In a time when inflation is high, this is how crackers crumble. Still, you can find money-saving tips in “How I Buy Bread for $1 or Less.”

Fresh biscuits, rolls and muffins

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Increase from August to September: 3.7%

Change from last September to this September: 4% increase

Your daily muffin may be a comfort food for troubling times, but even that treat is little solace in this era of rising prices.

Other fats and oils, including peanut butter

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Increase from August to September: 3.7%

Change from last September to this September: 10.7% increase

Many of us could stand to cut back on our intake of fats and oils, and now might be the perfect time to do so. The year-over-year 10.7% price increase in this category — which excludes butter, margarine and salad dressings — is the largest 12-month increase since August 2012.

One ounce of good news: It’s easy to make peanut butter yourself — and we’ve got a recipe in “10 Food Staples That Are Cheap and Easy to Make at Home.”

Frankfurters

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Increase from August to September: 3.8%

Change from last September to this September: 1.2% decrease

The all-American hot dog is not immune to our nation’s inflation woes, with prices now starting to rise significantly despite showing a decrease over the past 12 months.

Apples

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Increase from August to September: 3.8%

Change from last September to this September: 7.8% increase

If you love apples, this news will make you feel rotten to the core: The 7.8% price increase is the largest year-over-year jump since August 2016.

Prepared salads

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Increase from August to September: 4.2%

Change from last September to this September: 6.8% increase

It now takes more paper green to get your edible greens: The 6.8% increase is the largest 12-month price increase on record.

Beef and veal

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Increase from August to September: 4.8%

Change from last September to this September: 17.6% increase

If these price increases are enough to make you consider becoming a vegetarian, perhaps start by checking out “8 Easy Ways to Cut Back on Meat.”

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