In just one year, the wholesale price of peanuts has skyrocketed from $450 a ton to $1,150 a ton, thanks to Mother Nature and human folly. As a result:
Invest now in a few jars of your favorite peanut butter brand (and, presumably, peanuts too) before this food staple becomes a luxury itemWholesale prices for big-selling Jif are going up 30% starting in November, while Peter Pan will raise prices as much as 24% in a couple weeks...Skippy [prices] are 30% to 35% higher than a year ago. Kraft Foods Inc., which launched Planters peanut butter in June, is raising prices 40% on Oct. 31
now you can understand why I have 27 jars of pb (or a year supply!) I do expect groceries to get more expensive.
For more info on this pb issue I have found two articles that are relevant if you want to read into it further:
What a huge Bummer, I will post coupons that you can find and print that might help you save money now before next month comes around.
I usually can get a small jar 15 oz. of pb for .40-.77 cents per jar. with a coupon when it's on sale.