Decorative pumpkins filled with Halloween candy


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The Grinch who stole Christmas has apparently inspired inflation to do the same to Halloween. As if weeping at gas pumps and pulling out calculators at the grocery store to keep from overspending wasn't enough, the price of Halloween candy is frightening. Prices for the 10 most popular candies and assortment bags have jumped an average 13% since last Halloween. 

Skittles saw the highest price increase (42%), followed by Starburst, which rose 35%, according to the Datasembly Grocery Price index. Other popular candies with big price hikes include:

  • Skittles: 42%
  • Starburst: 35%
  • M&M's: 14%
  • Snickers: 14%
  • Twix: 13%
  • Reese's: 13%
  • Sour Patch Kids: 12%
  • Kit Kat: 11%
  • Assorted: 8%
  • Butterfinger: 7%
  • Nestle Crunch: 6%

Gallery: Inflation Slows but Continues To Bust Consumers’ Budgets

The rising cost of supplying trick-or-treaters with their favorite goodies is all part of a bigger picture in which the National Retail Federation estimates consumers will spend about $3 billion on Halloween candy for 2022's spooky season.

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