Jewish shoppers struggle with highest prices in recent memory for Passover food

 

March 31, 2023

(JNS) — A woman pushed her shopping cart down an aisle filled with Passover foods in a supermarket in northern New Jersey. She lifted a box of kosher-for-Passover soup cracker off the shelf and started to stack it with the rest of her groceries. Then she noticed the price tag.

“Five dollars for this?” she murmured aloud as she returned the container to the shelf.

“Food costs are high everywhere,” chimed in a fellow shopper nearby.

This exchange last week in a supermarket that stocks a good number of kosher-for-Passover items is indicative of the challenging fiscal environment facing consumers...



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