I received an emailed announcement alerting me to today’s big event: It’s National Peanut Brittle Day, “a day dedicated to honoring one of our favorite uniquely American treats.”
The press release continues with some not-so-sweet news: peanut brittle is yet another victim of inflation.
The chart shows the cost of the raw ingredients in peanut brittle has increased by nearly 18% — from just under $0.38 per pound in early 2021 to nearly $0.46 cents today.
Other cost increases: transportation, energy, labor add up to “a recipe for expensive candy!”
A strange press release, but an interesting commentary on what’s happening with prices.
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