13 Mar 2020

Food prices: Chocolate cheaper, as chips and cheese climb

4:09 pm on 13 March 2020

Food prices were little changed in February, with increases in snack foods offset by falls for apples and chocolates.

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They rose a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent in February over January.

Potato chips rose 7-and-a-half percent, while crackers were up 12 percent.

Cheese prices, including those for large blocks and fancy cheese, rose about 4 percent.

Apples were down about a quarter along with the price for a box of chocolates.

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