Your gobbler is going gobble up your wallet this year.

According to the Farm Bureau, the average cost of preparing Thanksgiving dinner in 2020 was about $47, and it’s expected to cost up to 5% more this year.

Corn, which is used to feed turkeys, is more expensive, and that’s causing an increase in the cost of turkeys.

Prices on beef, poultry, fish, and eggs are up more than 10%. Also, many baking goods are being affected by ongoing shipping delays, which means fewer items are getting to store shelves, driving up prices even more.

Even the left leaning outlets are taking notice. "The grocery store right now, I mean everything is up...this is different than even a few months ago." - MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski.

The New York Times published a story on Monday headlined, "This Year’s Thanksgiving Feast Will Wallop the Wallet," which explains that costs for everything from turkey to the ingredients needed for pumpkin bread have spiked.

"Thanksgiving 2021 could be the most expensive meal in the history of the holiday," Times food culture correspondent Kim Severson wrote. 
"Nearly every component of the traditional American Thanksgiving dinner, from the disposable aluminum turkey roasting pan to the coffee and pie, will cost more this year, according to agricultural economists, farmers and grocery executives. Major food companies like Nestlé and Procter & Gamble have already warned consumers to brace for more price increases," the Times added. "This year, turkey prices are likely to hit record highs, and the cost of many foods has jumped sharply."

story credit: Fox News and The NYT
photo credit: Getty Images and My own meme

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