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Inflation raises cost of many things, but PB&J cost dips down

Posted at 6:25 PM, Jul 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-22 18:25:11-04

Whipping up a peanut butter and jelly sandwich may not cost as much as before.

All the fixings for peanut butter and jelly are cheaper now, thanks to inflation.

According to the Consumer Price Index white bread prices have fallen 2.8 percent over the last year.

Prices for canned fruit, which includes jelly, have fallen .7 percent.

And peanut butter costs 3.8 percent less than it did last year.

The National Peanut Board, farmer-funded research group, says women and children tend to like the creamy stuff. Men prefer a crunchier spread.

The group estimates the average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before graduating from high school.