Super Bowl party staples to cost more this year due to soaring inflation
Your Super Bowl party will cost more this year.
Shortages of supplies and workers, ultra-low interest rates and robust consumer spending combined to send inflation soaring.
Consumer prices jumped 7.5% last month, compared with 12 months earlier. That's the steepest year-over-year increase since February 1982.
News 12 checked out the prices Thursday at DeCicco's in Cornwall.
The price of chicken wings is up 26%, according to a Wells Fargo report. It lists game-day staples – on average – up by 14% since last year.
Other big game-day items, like chips and alcohol are about the same.
If you're looking to save a few bucks, look for less expensive alternatives or check with your grocer to see if they have party packages.
Experts blame rising food costs on inflation, supply and demand, and transportation issues caused by COVID-19