The Bureau of Labor Statistics did a recent study which found that candy prices increased by 13 percent from September 2021 to September 2022.
It’s the largest yearly jump in candy prices the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has ever recorded.
But that’s not the half of it.
Due to inflation, Halloween candy is now more expensive and just in time for the spooky holiday which is 14 days away.
Americans collectively are expected to spend about $3.1 billion on candy this season, according to the National Retail Federation, an industry trade group.
Candy on Halloween, however, wasn’t a thing until the 1920’s according to National Geographic.
Before then, children received fruit, cookies, cake, or just food in general.
Also, the trick part actually happened. Apparently, people were terrorized by pranks for a while.
Now, parents get their tricks in by invoking the well known “parent tax” when kids come home with candy.
Maybe parents should raise that tax to cope with the higher prices.