Your Thanksgiving dinner is going to cost a lot more this year, haha. Maybe you will have to cut back on your portions, hahaha!
That’s according to CNN host Fredricka Whitfield, who made light of your Thanksgiving grocery bill during a report on Sunday.
“It seems like we’re all gonna be eating smaller portions if anything,” she said with a laugh after her guest detailed the increase in prices for a turkey and the ingredients for all the trimmings.
That’s a good one! We’re all rolling on the floor laughing out here!
Maybe it was an uncomfortable laugh. She had started in on the topic with the requisite gravity.
“If you were hoping for a traditional Turkey this Thanksgiving, expect to pay more at the checkout. Higher demand coupled with rising inflation and even bird flu all factor into the price hikes,” started Whitfield
The host then acknowledged, lightheartedly, that “some families may have to get creative with their menus this year.”
She called on her guest, CNN Business reporter Nathaniel Meyersohn, to provide details. “How much more will the Thanksgiving spread cost us?” she asked, smiling broadly.
To his credit, Meyersohn did not join in with her jovial tone.
“All signs are pointing to a more expensive Thanksgiving meal this year,” he reported. “One estimate this week predicted that Thanksgiving meal prices will rise 13.5% from a year ago. Some of our favorite sides will be more expensive, potatoes, fruit and vegetables will be up 10%. Baking ingredients up double digits. And then when it comes time for dessert, pies are going to be up 20%. So there’s no escaping inflation this Thanksgiving.”
“Gosh, it certainly doesn’t seem so. It seems like we’re all going to be heating smaller portions, haha, if anything,” quipped Whitfield.
“If anything” – perhaps an off-handed reference to some families who won’t have a Thanksgiving dinner at all. LMAO.
There is an old proverb, “Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone.” Maybe that is the sentiment behind Fredricka Whitfield’s approach to this subject, which must be uncomfortable for CNN considering their obvious alliance with the party in power and that party’s prospects in Tuesday’s primary elections.
No sense weeping – everyone will tune out. CNN might have wanted to discover this bit of age-old wisdom before they spent four years weeping and gnashing their teeth because they openly hated the presidency of Donald Trump.
“So, Turkey prices,” Whitfield redirected. “They’re on the rise again. How come?”
Meyersohn cited “high demand” and “tight supply.” Specifically, with regard to supply, he referred to the loss of more than 6 million turkeys to the dastardly bird flu in recent months.
He mentioned that farmers and producers are also “paying more for inflation – feed, and fertilizer,” which was inevitably “going to hit consumers.” It was, in fact, “a record low number of turkeys” that were raised this year, he reported.
The business reporter mentioned a few places where customers can save, including Walmart, which is offering “last year’s Thanksgiving prices.”
Still lighthearted after that report, Whitfield put her smile back on full display.
“Hey, you got me nervous when you said ‘last year.’ I thought you were about to say they were offering last year’s turkeys. That’s not so good. But, yay on last year’s prices. Hahaha!”
It was a crude summary. There was no mention of the price of diesel and gas.
There’s an acute diesel shortage in the US, this is causing diesel prices to skyrocket.
Higher fuel prices mean higher delivery costs, which translates into higher prices for food at the suoermarket.
So prepare to pay record prices for Thanksgiving dinner…
— Sunny the farmer (@Sunnythefarmer1) November 7, 2022
More than a few people are talking about eating pizza this year instead. Hahahahaha!
My Strategy to avoid higher turkey prices this Thanksgiving? pic.twitter.com/YxfixvS048
— BRIA (@hongziyang) November 2, 2022
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