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These 5 grocery items saw the highest increase in prices last month

These 5 grocery items saw the highest increase in prices last month
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It's no secret that inflation has taken a toll on grocery prices over the last year. To help you prepare, here are the 5 food items that saw the highest increase in prices last month, according to Statistics Canada:

From February to March, butter saw the highest increase in prices across the province. Whenever butter comes on sale, make sure to grab the most you can before it's gone!

Sugar and confectionery comes in second place for the highest increase. Think sugar, cake mixes, candy, basically anything with loads of sugar (it seems that Montreal had quite the sweet tooth last month...)

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Source: Atlantide Phototravel / Corbis Documentary / Getty Images

In third place comes preserved vegetables and vegetable preparations. Most often than not, this includes frozen vegetables such as peas and carrots used to make recipes. 

Processed meat & non-alcoholic beverages tie for fourth place with the highest price increases last month. 

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Source: Qwart / iStock / Getty Images Plus / Getty Images

Psst...if ever you find yourself running out of recipe ideas to make on a budget, check out The Inflation Cookbook, an "inflation-fighting grocery shopping tool designed to help Canadians take inflation out of their cart." This tool helps Canadians fill their grocery carts with the lowest food items every week to answer their recipe needs. It sure saved us a couple bucks! Check it out now!

The Inflation Cookbook

Source: The Inflation Cookbook

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