Want to enjoy that Super Bowl party? Worry about the grocery bill later

Host Super Bowl 57 parties can cost a pretty penny with especially with the current cost on...
Host Super Bowl 57 parties can cost a pretty penny with especially with the current cost on grocery store items.(Humberto Giles-Sanchez)
Published: Feb. 10, 2023 at 4:51 PM HST|Updated: Feb. 10, 2023 at 9:52 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - After football, the Super Bowl is all about the food.

And despite inflation, it’s actually a mixed bag in terms of grocery prices.

According to statistics from the federal government, groceries, soda, beer, wine and hard alcohol all cost more than last year. But prices for other Super Bowl favorites — like chicken wings and avocados — are down.

Not low enough for many, though.

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On Friday, business was brisk at Costo Iwilei, with many shoppers getting their Super Bowl party favorites.

“It think it’s crazy, but it is what it is. You gotta do what you gotta do right,” said Mililani resident Colburn Lake.

“We live in America. This is the part of living in America.”

Kelly Lake, Kapolei resident, agreed.

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“We are always going to have a good time and we think about the prices later,” she said.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says overall groceries costs are nearly 12% higher than last year.

The good news: Avocados are down 23% and frozen party wings are down 28%.

Lake says prime rib is a Super Bowl favorite for him and it cost him $120 for 10 pounds — a more than 30% jump from just three months ago.

His advice for saving money? Instead of throwing a Super Bowl party, just get invited to one instead.