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Published December 26, 2012, 08:55 PM

Familiar meals being added to “endangered foods” list

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Foods that normally land on your dinner table could be getting a lot more expensive. And according to Consolidated Concepts, when the new year rolls around, staples like dairy and meats will see an increase.

By: Andrea Hubbell, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Foods that normally land on your dinner table could be getting a lot more expensive. And according to Consolidated Concepts, when the new year rolls around, staples like dairy and meats will see an increase.

"Have you ladies had enough time to look over the menus?"

Dale Hatfyeld, Krolls Customer: "Eggs and bacon and toast."

Breakfast just got messy.

Sandy Swallow: "I had a patty melt and fries."

Well, so did lunch and dinner too.

"Wanna add a side of bacon or hashbrowns with that?"

You might want to wait to give your answer.

Hatfyeld: "It doesn't sound good."

A side of bacon will cost you an extra 5% by next week.

Hatfyeld: "I deserve it, laughing"

Chicken wings, apples and even pumpkins…

Joni Nelson, Krolls Customer: "We eat out quite a bit"

They're all going up, but it's no surprise.

Hatfyeld: "No."

Swallow: "No, not really."

Chris Brown, Krolls Kitchen Manager: "Kinda expect it"

Hatfyeld: “Everything else is going up, so food products gotta go up too. The guys that are raisin' em gotta make some money, so I guess they gotta pass it along."

But it's small things that can make a big difference in your check.

Brown: "Well of course when our costs go up they've gotta be passed on to the customers."

Prices are going up all over, on things diners depend on.

Brown: "Cooking oil, frying oil, I mean we go through, so that will have an effect."

But it doesn't seem to have people too worried.

"Popcorn basket, two fries, a patty melt, and three french toast."

Nelson: "You know those are all things we grew up in North Dakota eating so I don't see that's going to change our eating habits we'll still buy the same things we do today."

Come 2013, your grocery bill will be bigger and your lunch ticket, larger.

Hatfyeld: "It's supply and demand so, if the demand is there, you'll get your price."

As for your shopping list.

Swallow: "And coupon clipping will be a big thing."

It might be getting shorter.

Swallow: "It will curb our decisions though, it really will. It's inevitable."

Prices are shooting up, mainly because of all our dry weather.

Below is a complete list of "endangered foods”, provided by Consolidated Concepts.

• Chicken Wings: Buffalo Wing prices have remained flat instead of the normal upward autumn trend, so prices are about 52% higher than 2011.

• Bacon is up about 7% over last year. Ham is about the same, if not a bit lower (about 3.5%).

• Apples and Apple Cider: Prices will be up 20-30% this holiday season instead of being 10% lower if there had not been a drought.

• Turkey: Forecast a 7% jump in prices.

• Grains: Could fall around $6/bushel (down 20-30%).

• Cooking Oil: 5% higher now, going into next year to a 10% increase over 2011.

• Milk, Butter & Other Dairy Products: Butter prices usually drop 20% in the fall, but that has not happened. Instead, dairy prices will be 5-10% higher than 2011. Dairy may have also peaked as consumers have seen slight decreases in heavy cream from last year.

• Potatoes: Down big from last year, about 20-30%.

• Pumpkins for pie: Down this year relative to last year due to the good crop for pumpkins.

• For a dinner of 10, the average meal would cost $49.48, up from $49.20.

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