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Charlotte Amalie
Tuesday, April 16, 2024
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The $10 Chicken

Dear Source:
I could not agree more with Dave Barbers findings. I must admit the days of just picking up a food item and putting it in the shopping cart without first checking out the price or nutritional value/content are long gone. Over the past few weeks I've noticed the sharp rise in the cost of chicken wings. Have you checked out the price of a single roasting chicken? It is outrageously priced at nearly $9 or $10 dollars in Pueblo. You cannot even purchase a can of soda or a bottle of water from one of the soda cases up front near the cash registers for under a dollar. Most soft drinks cost upwards of 1.25.,1.50 and 1.75 maybe more in some stores.
The sad dilemma is that we don't have the luxury to shop around. When the price spikes in one store it is not long before the other groceries simply follow suit. Yes, we need the governments' help to keep our food products affordable and we most certainly need independent surveys by consumers to keep an eye on the outrageous cost of groceries here in the Virgin Islands.
Sheila Jasper
St. Thomas

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