ST CLOUD -- If you’re grilling out this weekend, be prepared to pay more.

The Wells Fargo July Fourth Food Inflation Report, which analyzed the most popular food categories, shows an 11% increase in food costs.

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From the national survey, Wells Fargo found

  • A 12% increase in the price of hot dogs
  • Chicken wing retail prices are up 34%
  • Chicken breasts are up 24%
  • Beer prices are up 25%
  • Soda is up 13%
  • Bread or buns are up 12%

How much does a Barbeque in St. Cloud cost?

To find out, WJON staff made a list of items for a 4th of July Barbeque for ten people, and then set out to a random grocery store. The result – expect to spend $84.22 plus tax, or roughly $8.50 per person.

Our list included

  • 2 packages of hot dogs - $10.98 or $5.49 per package (2)
  • 12 Brats - $11.98 or $5.99 per package (2)
  • 2 bags of potato chips - $9.58 or $4.79 per bag (2)
  • 24 buns - $15.96 or $3.99 per bag (4)
  • 2 lbs of Potato Salad – $9.98 or $4.99 per pound
  • 2 lbs grapes - $6.58 or $3.29 per pound
  • One watermelon - $6.99
  • Lemonade - $5.29
  • Ketchup - $3.99
  • Mustard - $2.89

 

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