Skittles, Reese’s and other popular Halloween candies see price hike

Americans have felt the effects of high inflation on groceries, gas, rent and now, if Halloween approaching, candy. According to the National Retail Federation, people are estimated to spend more than $3 billion on Halloween candies this year.

The 10 most popular candy brands, plus assortment bags, have seen an average price increase of 13% since 2021, with some candies rising more than 30%, according to the Datasembly Grocery Price Index.

The highest price increases were Skittles at 42% and Starburst at 35%. Other candies with high price increases were M&Ms, up 14%, and Reese’s, up 13%, Datasembly found.

“If you have a busy house with a lot of people doing trick-or-treating, you’re definitely going to spend more,” says smart shopping expert Trae Bodge. CBS Los Angeles.

She said Halloween will be one of the most expensive holidays this year, as families also face shrink — the process of shrinking consumer items while prices stay the same or even rise.

However, when it came to the lowest percentage change, Nestle Crunch and Butterfinger came in at 6% and 7%, according to Datasembly.

Here’s Datasembly’s full list of big candies’ price increases from 2021 to 2022:

  • Skittles: $3.13 to $4.43, up 42%
  • Starburst: $2.98 to $4.01, up 35%
  • M&Ms: $4.07 to $4.63, up 14%
  • Snickers: $6.18 to $7.07, up 14%
  • Twix: $5.01 to $5.65, up 13%
  • Reese’s: $6.01 to $6.81, up 13%
  • Sour Patch Kids: $4.23 to $4.75, up 12%
  • Kit Kat: $4.86 to $5.42, up 11%
  • Assorted: $11.63 to $12.59, up 8%
  • Butterfinger: $3.57 to $3.83, up 7%
  • Nestle Crunch: $4.53 to $4.82, up 6%

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