Expect Pricier Guacamole As Cost of Avocados Increases

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Just make it at home. Photo: Rebecca Hale/Corbis

Brace yourself for some guac gouging in advance of Superbowl XLVIII. After a cold spell in Mexico and Florida (damn you, polar vortex!), the cost of avocados is up almost 10 percent. Of course, restaurant guacanomics factor a whole host of extra costs into the final price, so even at an extra 20 cents per avocado, making the dip at home is still a relative deal. The better news: Largely recovered from the Great Wing Shortage of 2013, the cost of chicken wings this year is down 1 to 5 percent. [NYP, Related]