When even Halloween isn't safe from the crushing economic realities of living in Joe Biden's America, you know it's real bad.
Trick-or-treating this Halloween may not yield the same amount of sweets as previous years as record levels of inflation have made candy more expensive.
The latest inflation figures released by the federal government show that the price of candy and chewing gum rose by 13.1% last month — the biggest jump ever recorded.
Analysts said the reason for the sharp price increase is the soaring cost of sugar, which was exacerbated this year due to drought conditions that adversely affected beet-sugar crops in the northern part of the country.
It could get pretty rough out there this Halloween, folks.
And it gets worse:
Snacks have also gotten pricier in recent months. Last month, the cost of snacks rose by 14.7%, according to federal data.
So if candy has skyrocketed, and snacks have skyrocketed, that means the greatest candy bar ever made — a perfected combination of candy and snack, sweet and salty — will probably be through the roof:
This isn't fair to the kids.