Egg Prices Continue To Skyrocket

Dayana Sabatin
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As we're all seeing, egg prices are still going up.

In January, egg prices rose 8.5% compared to December, according to inflation data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Tuesday. In 2022 as a whole, egg prices skyrocketed a whopping 70%.

This is supposedly due to a highly-contagious, deadly avian flu that has been wreaking havoc in the egg market, constraining the national egg supply.

Plant-based egg alternatives such as Just Egg are trying to use this to their advantage. Recently, Kroger partnered with Just Egg which means within a few weeks, you'll be able to find the product in about 2,100 Kroger-owned stores, including Kroger, Ralphs, and Fred Meyer.

Just Egg is a cholesterol-free liquid packaged in a 12-ounce bottle, and when you cook it in a skillet, it looks like a pale yellow scrambled egg.

Many consumers are turning to substitutes to reduce their impact on the planet and eat healthier, and not only vegans; flexitarian eaters are buying products like Just Egg in order to reduce their impact on the climate.

US retail sales of plant-based foods grew by 11% in the last year,

and experts are starting to think that the plant-based sector is going to skyrocket even more over the next several years.

Unsurprisingly, eggs aren't the only food item with a hefty price tag. Dairy products increased significantly. For example, butter spiked 26% and margarine rose a whopping 44%.

Flour prices increased by 20%, bread is nearly 15% pricier, and sugar went up 13.5% while milk rose 11%. Chicken prices went up 10.5% and fruit and vegetable prices increased 7.2%. Hot dogs got 11.4% more expensive. Breakfast sausages went up 10.1%.

What do you think is next? Will egg prices continue to rise? Will you be purchasing Just Egg?

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