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The Bureau of Labor Statistics released their latest Consumer Price Index , and the results aren’t pretty. On the whole, the price of goods across the board went up 1% compared to just last month, and food was hit harder than other categories—an increase in 1.2% compared to just thirty days ago.
Still, there were a handful of food items that actually saw their prices drop during the same time. It’s a bit of an eclectic group, but here are eight foods whose prices have actually gone down.
Ground beef. The price of ground beef went down by 0.7% compared to last month. It’s a nice little reprieve ahead of summer barbecues, and great news for anyone who’s been thinking about taking a stab at making a restaurant-quality level burger at home .
Pork chops. The price of pork chops went down by 1.7% compared to last month. If you add them to your menu, feel free to read up on how you can get them perfectly seared , and why you should consider marinating them in root beer .
Apples. A very modest decrease, but the price of apples did go down 0.1% compared to last month. You can use them to make any one of these ten recipes .
Oranges. The price of oranges went down by 1.8% compared to last month. Keep the peels afterwards for DIY vinegar cleaning sprays , or use them to liven up your garden .
Lettuce. The price of lettuce went down by 1.8% compared to last month. Now is as good a time as ever to try one of the 11 secrets to building a better salad .
Potatoes. Another modest decrease, but the price of potatoes went down by 0.1% compared to last month. Waffle them, air fry them, or put them in a sandwich .
Chewing gum and candy. The price of chewing gum and candy went down by 0.2% compared to last month.
Bacon. The price of bacon went down by 0.9% compared to last month. Here are 11 ways to cook with bacon . You can save your bacon grease for future recipes as well.