Thanksgiving Meal Inflation: Louisiana Mirliton Shrimp Are 8% More Expensive To Prepare This Year (Study) – The Observer

Thanksgiving Meal Inflation: Louisiana Mirliton Shrimp Are 8% More Expensive To Prepare This Year (Study)

Posted at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 20, 2022

Thanksgiving meal inflation: Louisiana Mirliton shrimp are 8% more expensive to prepare this year (study).

  • The research reveals how much the price of each state’s Thanksgiving dish has risen since 2021.
  • Washington’s “Spicy Thanksgiving Sugar Cookies” saw the biggest price increase.
  • Infographics showing the effects of inflation on each dish.

While the previous two Covid-affected Thanksgivings weren’t like any other, it looks like families may have to wait another year for traditional holiday gatherings to regain some sense of normalcy. This year’s celebration will not be deafened by a global coronavirus, but by soaring food prices.

Indeed, inflation has wreaked havoc on food prices in the United States, with 11.2% increase on all food costs recorded in September compared to last year, and the cost of groceries at home in particular which is soaring by 13%. For this reason, it looks like many families will be forgoing some of their usual traditional dishes or reducing the number of people invited to this year’s festivities. That is to say, according to an in-depth study of Uskoa new free app that lets users analyze their Amazon spending, including seeing how much of the products they buy regularly have gone up due to inflation.

The company identified each state’s signature Thanksgiving dishes, then broke down the ingredients of each to determine how much each dish would cost extra this year, compared to 2021.

For example, the Louisiana Shrimp Mirliton (which requires chayote squash, Andouille sausage, shrimp, potatoes, hot sauce) saw a 7.64% increase (the 48th highest increase in all Thanksgiving dishes). A Shrimp Mirliton costs $41.41 this year, up from $37.90 in 2021.

Across states, Washingtonians will face the biggest inflation hike when it comes to their signature dish: their spiced Thanksgiving sugar cookies, which use granulated sugar, flour, pumpkin pie spice , salt, butter and eggs, have seen a huge increase in inflation. by 13.56%, meaning it would cost residents $2.02 more on average for ingredients this year. Despite having to import about 85% of their food, Hawaii’s Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes are the signature dish least impacted by price increases, resulting in an increase of “only” 7 .45%.

Infographic showing each state’s Thanksgiving dish and how it’s affected by inflation

A survey of 1,000 respondents per Usko also revealed that more than 1 in 5 (21%) think the higher cost of ingredients would impact their plans this year. Indeed, for those wondering how much they spend in-store or on sites like Amazon, a quick comparison to last year’s bank statement will likely prompt them to make changes to this year’s holiday meal. In fact, the same number of respondents also said they would be willing to scrap the traditional Thanksgiving menu and opt for a cheaper, low-cost meal instead.

Additionally, more than a third of those hosting Thanksgiving in November plan to invite fewer guests, to save money, and of those who cook, 68% say they expect to have fewer leftovers available, given the high food prices.