Thursday, July 10 2014, 08:09 AM EDT
Breakfast Food Prices Rising
You might have noticed your grocery bill seems to have grown a bit more expensive recently. Well experts say the culprit may be one meal -- breakfast.
It's the most important meal of the day but it's also getting a lot more expensive and if you are the eggs, bacon and coffee type of person, your wallet is taking the biggest hit.
CNN-money pulled together the stats from the bureau of labor and statistics, which shows that fresh foods on our breakfast plates have increased in price eleven percent since may of 2009.
So what's to blame?
Bacon is up 65-percent, due to a disease wiping out a piglet population earlier in the year.
Dairy products like eggs are up 33-percent, and margarine up 39-percent -- all due to the increasing demand in Asia, and big price hikes in beef and pork, experts say.
And coffee is up 40-percent due to drought in Brazil.
The one thing on this plate not up in price? Bread. That's down about one-percent. Processed foods are seeing less sticker shock. So if you're looking to save some money, for the time being, cereal, bread and waffles are the way to go.
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