Foodflation - Since QE3, Breakfast Is Up Over 24%

Tyler Durden's picture

Having pointed out the 'surges' in the cost of your 4th of July burger at the behest of Greenspan and Bernanke, we thought a reflection on the soaring costs of 'the most important meal of the day' were in order. As the following chart illustrates in words and pictures even a PhD Fed economist or CNBC pretend-economist could understand - food-flation is here from breakfast through dinner (no matter how many iPads we try and eat).



h/t $hane Obata @sobata416

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B2u's picture

Just substitute....skip breakfast...

Supernova Born's picture

The way to a mobs' heart is through its stomach.

vmromk's picture

Forget about eating an iPad, eat a fucking central banker.

TeamDepends's picture

Ewwww, gross!  Would sooner go vegan.

Cliff Claven Cheers's picture

I think someone forgot to adjust the chart above for inflation.

ZerOhead's picture

The price might be 24% higher but because you don't eat as much since you lost your job it tastes twice as good.

Therefore after hedonic adjustments it is now actually 76% cheaper.

Deflation can be a bitch that way...

NoDebt's picture

I'm looking at the chart for the biggest number and thinking.... it's all the pigs' fault.

The ones in DC.

Obese-Redneck's picture

Dear fellow Americans , this is what it is like to live in the rest of the world.
Energy prices have finally equalled the playing field for food, sucks doesn't it? And amazingly the US is making more oil than ever, now how can this be? I recommend finding entertainment that does not involve the use of an internal combustion engine for starters. All the savings from silly bass boats, atvs, snow machines, dune buggies, swamp buggies, dirt bikes, and last but not least frickin jet skis and wet bikes, all the savings can go towards nice healthy food. Yes I know, it's hard to have fun without a vibrating crotch rocket between your legs, try walking.

wee-weed up's picture

NOISE... it's what's for breakfast!

                 -- Janet Ben Yellen

DannoH's picture

I thought your line of reasoning was going to end in "...because we eat beans for breakfast not dinner." Kooky.

snr-moment's picture

Or, you could suppress all airline travel, because 200 people each getting the average mileage of a Ford Expedition,, just so they can go gorge themselves for thanksgiving dinner with some family.....   I mean seriously, the Mona Lisa looks just as good in any decent art book.


Also, you abandon the internet, the servers for which consume as much electricity as a large city.

You might get some privacy back.

boattrash's picture

I don't want to eat a Banker-Critter either, but I'd be Happy to Skin and Roast them over a fire for y'all.

yogibear's picture

Feed the central banksters to the sharks.

Colonel Klink's picture

They wouldn't eat them out of professional courtesy.

papaclop's picture

Yeah, but have you ever tried to gut and clean one of those?

Greenskeeper_Carl's picture

Unpossible. The fed said so. Although in reality, the more this seeps out into the open, the more people are going to wake up. If people realize real inflation is even 5-6% (it's probably higher than that), and come to the realization that this reality wipes out all GDP growth we have had over the past decade. This means we have been living in a depression for the past 10 years. Better get busy with the excuses quick...

Supernova Born's picture

96 ounce Tropicana orange juice ON SALE at Kroger with member card for $9.29. UFB.

TeamDepends's picture

What if you flash the EBT Gold Playa Club Card?

Sudden Debt's picture

No sausages?!?!? WHAT IS THIS?!? DARFUR? SOMALIA?!?

Is that a...vegetabalala?!?!?

James Dandy's picture

Beans instead, we're almost half Mexican now.

FeralSerf's picture

Mexicans don't eat that kind of beans. That bacon looks strange too. Who eats cucumbers? Someone is trying to slip in an English breakfast.

DavidC's picture

English breakfast doesn't include cucumbers. Fried egg, bacon, fried bread, tomatoes, black pudding and, possibly, beans, toast and tea. But no cucumber.


DannoH's picture

Agreed, if you want to satisfy your need for cucumber in the UK you need to order a Cup O'Pimms.

FrankDrakman's picture

Wot? No cucumber and watercress sandwiches with tea? Plum would be put out.

Big Brother's picture

Although, I see soda bread pictured there; so I'm lead to believe it's the traditional Irish breakfast.  

It's the ultimate breakfast- not hungry again until 13:00.


FrankDrakman's picture

Eggs, bacon, beans, and a fried slice - the breakfast my formerly Mancunian roommate used to cook up.

Need I mention he had a complexion reminiscent of the dark side of the moon?

Smallfry's picture

Why would you fry bread?

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

Fuck FOOD and ENERGY!!!  Meaningless noise in terms of inflation!  </sarc>

mt paul's picture

baby seals

are getting smaller too...

Sudden Debt's picture

My wife says it's because I leave them to long on the BBQ...

813kml's picture

Baby seal should really be steamed alive like lobster in order to seal in the freshness.

Platinum's picture

That breakfast plate looks like it is staring at the increase in health insurance premiums in disbelief.

Mentaliusanything's picture

Good pick up - two eyes and a mouth spewing

blindman's picture

what you call hyperinflation the fed
calls a good start.
what do you call three federal reserve
board members at the bottom of the ocean?

Duffy's picture

...what is a picture of things that will be excluded from the CPI, Alex?

bbq on whitehouse lawn's picture

If you find dry pasta for a $1 a pound 16oz buy it. By the end of this year pasta and flower will be over $2 a pound. Next year almost $3 a pound.
Egypt will burn and so to the world when rice catches up to wheat.
Yellen and the banks want higher prices, so be it.
This is about rigged market prices, not retail.

Sudden Debt's picture

3 bucks for a pound of pasta... I put twice as much in the parking meter to go to the store...

Eyeroller's picture

Stop whining you ignorant rabble.

The Ponzi Munchkin has assured us this is all just 'noise'.

mt paul's picture


ate my breakfast...


Word dog for breakfast.

Fast food nation probably already is, they just don't know it. 

Bernankenstein's picture

I ate my dog's breakfast, which is really stange, as I don't have a dog.

Bingo Hammer's picture

Seems that the 2 eggs, the baked beans and the tomato missed out on being rated in that picture???....hedonics...its everywhere