Since President Joe Biden took office, America has been subjected to a historic economic decline, with families having to pay more for necessities. With Halloween around the corner, “Bidenflation” is being felt as families across the U.S. head to stores to purchase candy.
Americans now find themselves dealing with double-digit Halloween candy inflation. Since 2022, such a burden has devastated families across the U.S., as reported by Breitbart News.
In an ever-failing economy under Biden, candy prices have increased by 13% compared to October 2022.
Families are feeling Bidenflation this Halloween.
Halloween candy prices are up 13% this year.https://t.co/Qf0BDxsKc6
— Marsha Blackburn (@VoteMarsha) October 30, 2023
Retail price tracker Datasembly’s latest spooky Grocery Price Index numbers, based on “data collected from over 150,000 stores that represent 200+ retail banners” across America, revealed the economic figures on Oct. 11, 2023. The data showed that candy inflation “over-indexes the entire Grocery category at 6.7 percent for the same time period.”
The index showed that high inflation drove a price increase of nearly 20% in 2022 across the “Candy and Gum” category. Since then, candy prices have increased by an additional 12.8%.
comes on top of the 13% increase in the price for sweet products that was seen in October 2022 from the year prior. At the time, such an increase was the highest ever recorded in U.S. history, according to Breitbart News.
“The price of candy has gotten to be outrageous,” Jessica Weathers, who owns a small business in Illinois, told ABC News. “It doesn’t make sense to me to spend $100 on candy.”
Weathers said that in the past, she would buy boxes of candy to give out to kids on Halloween, but after feeling the effects of Biden’s anti-economic policies, she was only able to purchase two bags this time around.
Amid such an economic burden for sweet products, data shows that Americans will purchase off-brand treats for Halloween 2023.
Some individuals appeared to blame “climate change” for the disastrous inflation numbers under Biden. Such a claim doesn’t seem valid, considering that under former President Donald Trump, Americans didn’t have to deal with any economic burdens.
“Weather is the main culprit for the higher prices,” business writer Dee-Ann Durbin said, per Breitbart News. “Cocoa prices are trading at 44-year highs after heavy rains in West Africa caused limited production in the season that began last fall. Now, El Nino conditions are making the region drier and are likely to linger well into the spring.”