Pork is something special. It barely went up and one kind (fresh ham, I like it though not nearly as much as chuck) has a price cap so it keeps its price. Beef doubled so it went from a rare treat to “no way” - but I still can buy deer here and then
Chicken legs on sale tripled. It’s still a cheap meat just not as insanely cheap as they were sometimes. Okay, that was very occasional even then but happened…
Chicken frame has a price cap so it’s just ridiculous It costs basically nothing, cheaper than ANY cat food… But it’s not so great. I buy it sometimes, I have 4 hungry cats who appreciate it…
Eggs went up, yep (and then they got a price cap) but they are still so precious, totally worth the price. People buy all kinds of stupid things, overprocessed treats, cigarettes, bad quality booze, extremely overpriced sugary coffees, I couldn’t afford or justify THOSE! I still eat 7 eggs a day as always but I just can’t imagine not to. Eggs are needed in every dish, basically. From my viewpoint… Even when I don’t want eggs and basically avoid egg dishes, they just add up.
Even grains are very expensive now, good thing I don’t eat them… Pasta went up more than 100%. Once cat food went up 100% in weeks. There was a time when we went to shopping, again after 2-3 weeks, saw many prices 30% up from last time and thought, oh, that’s expected, good thing it’s only that little… Those were dark times and my mental state suffered at each shopping.
I NEVER knew what is a good price for anything and I needed that to make decisions! So we assumed that 30% more than last time is a great price…
It’s good it stopped. And what the butter and cheese did, that was the first case in my life where prices actually went down. They don’t do that here. Just now, due to the very very aggressive rise before. So we buy cheese for only 50-80% more than a year ago. Wonderful.
The very expensive things (except beef) didn’t go up so much so now we have the interesting situation that the fancy-schmancy things often got close to the cheapest, on sale prices for items of similar type. Or even not similar like vegan not-cheese and not-meat to proper cheese and meat. Vegan weirdo items were always so very expensive compared to them but now they are close (well the few I actually looked at. I am a curious person and the supermarket papers are full with vegan stuff lately. people don’t really buy them but the shops want them to, something like that). I still can’t justify trying them as I am very aware they are bad in every way but one day my curiosity may win.
I saw an article about it and yep, the fancy, trendy, expensive diets (like vegan, keto, paleo… for some reason the article writers always imagine something very different than what I did. MY keto diet surely isn’t nearly as expensive, what do they think a ketoer eats? oh yep, almond flour, $30/kg or a bit less? I don’t follow it, never bought it expect once on sale and wasn’t impressed. and maybe they think that one keeps at 800g a week even when swap to erythritol? once I have read the average person use 800g sugar a week. I got shocked as I had waaaaaay less even with my sweets all the time!) got way closer to normal diets cost wise. While they costed 2-3 times as much before (due to the insane items one totally doesn’t need to use).
Booze didn’t go up much either. We think, I asked my SO who just came into the room. We drink very, very little (I am good at trying to pour a generous amount and end up with 14ml. and even he never drinks a whole bottle of beer. he could do it with a .33l one though). But as far as I saw, the prices are fine.