Chicken wings are cheaper but Super Bowl snacks remain ‘very expensive’

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — If you’re looking to save money on Super Bowl snacks, look no further than the poultry section.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the cost of wings has decreased about 22% over the past year.

“Chicken wings?” asked Perry Bowman, an Orange Mound resident. “Really?”

“I like chicken wings,” admitted Martha Henderson, a Frayser resident. “I’m not going to cook them, but I like them.”

Shoppers told FOX13 that it’s hard to believe anything has dropped in price over the past year.

“Grocery prices are going up in all of our major categories now,” explained Jerry Perrins, a spokesman for the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Every month, he tracks the prices of food in the federal government’s Consumer Price Index. Unfortunately, many other Super Bowl staples have increased in price in the past year.

Perrins recommends consumers research the prices of the food they plan on buying ahead of time.

“Being creative when you’re shopping at the grocery store could reduce some of the expenses that consumers are seeing,” he explained.