New inflation report says Halloween candy is up a scary 13% more than last year
The cost of candy is up a frightening amount as people get ready for Halloween. A new inflation report says you can expect to pay 13% more, than you did last year.
Costs of all sweets are about 13% higher compared to last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It's the largest recorded yearly jump in candy prices.
Experts say increased labor costs and rising prices for flour and sugar have helped fuel the increase.
Brittney Tavello, with Stew Leonard's, says they stock up their candy six months in advance of every holiday.
"Start early, definitely shop around, you still have time before Halloween, and look for the best deals," said Tavello.