Unbelievable, This Thanksgiving Must Have Could Cost NJ A Fortune This Year
Is there a better holiday than Thanksgiving?
It's a loaded question, most holidays headed into this time of the year are awesome!
Thanksgiving though is one of my favorites; waking up and watching the parades, drinking coffee while getting the pies and desserts ready to go in the oven, it's just a fun day.
I'm even more excited to be having Thanksgiving near the Jersey Shore this year!
When I was younger, we'd always spend Thanksgiving in Sea Isle City, we had a house on 34th street for years.
So getting to recapture that this year is going to be a blast.
It's hard to say what the best thanksgiving food is; cranberries, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and sweet potato pie (which is in fact a dinner item, not a dessert!) there's just too much to choose from.
Unfortunately this year, New Jersey as well as the rest of the country could see a price hike in one key Thanksgiving day item.
Now, you could have Thanksgiving without this dish, some people do every year but for the millions of Americans who celebrate the holiday by feasting on this staple, it could cost a pretty penny.
What Thanksgiving Food Will Cost More This Year?
Everything is more expensive now than it has been in years past that's not a question, but if you like to bite into turkey during your Thanksgiving feast, get ready to pay.
Due to a key health issue amongst birds, the price of turkey is predicted to skyrocket by the fourth quarter headed into 2023.
The fourth quarter by the way is right around Thanksgiving.
Why Will Turkey Cost More This Year?
According to the experts at Eat This, Not That, the reason is simple albeit kind of worrying; bird flu.
Avian Flu kept quiet for a while but back in July, it came back into play affecting over six hundred thousand birds.
Because of this, Hormel Foods, a major turkey processor in the United States, according to Eat This Not That says their supply is down about twenty percent heading into 2023.
And we all know when supply is low and demand is high that prices will jump.
How Much Will Turkey Cost In 2022?
According to Finder.com in 2020, Americans spent on average seventeen dollars on their turkey.
In 2021 it increased to just over twenty dollars.
This year, Forbes is anticipating about a 14 percent increase in the cost of turkey between 2021 and 2022
This might be a good year to check out Tofurkey!
That being said, there are other options for Thanksgiving day, my family will do chicken sometimes, and other times there's ham on the table too.
Honestly, so long as you have your family and friends around you for the holiday, eating a pizza on Thanksgiving wouldn't be too bad right?