Americans are beginning to get accustomed to failures and other issues within the supply chain, as we attempt to navigate the aftermath of a global pandemic and quasi-wage revolution under the guidance of a man who is prone to mistaking Salvation Army employees for Secret Service agents.
But there are certain products that we likely felt were insulated from the ignorance of the White House; milk, bread, cheese, and eggs chief among them.
Unfortunately, this week, even some of the staples are no longer safe…or affordable.
Twitter users appeared disgusted at the rising price of eggs and called it “ridiculous” as some labeled them a “luxury item.”
Multiple users noted the high cost of a carton of eggs at Whole Foods and posted photos showing prices as high as $11.49.Trending:
“I never thought EGGS would become a luxury item,” conservative commentator Mike Cernovich wrote.
The pricing has been on an absurd uptick.
The price of eggs has tripled in certain places across the U.S. in the last year, according to CBS News. The price per carton surged as high as 49.1% in November, according to the Consumer Price Index.
“$11.49 for eggs at Whole Foods,” tweeted former UFS fighter Jake Shields.
And that’s if you could get them at all.
Other photos posted to Twitter showed empty refrigerators at different grocery stores and noted that eggs were “completely sold out.”
This is just the latest economic hardship tossed onto America’s plate, no pun intended, and comes at a time in which many of us are reaching our breaking point.