The cost of your turkey dinner this gone down this year


The cost of your turkey dinner this gone down this year

That's roughly $1.40 per pound, a decrease of 2 cents per pound, or a total of 36 cents per whole turkey, compared to 2016.

Based on surveys at grocery stores throughout Virginia, Farm Bureau found the average cost of a 16-pound turkey was $25.24, or a little more than $1.57 per pound.

The dynamic all-in-one dish presented in a TV dinner tray features the following festive chip flavors: Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potato, Green Bean Casserole, Mac & Cheese, Creamed Corn, Cranberry Sauce and Pumpkin Pie.

According to the 32nd annual American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Thanksgiving Dinner Price Survey, the average cost this year for a family of 10 is just $49.12, a 75¢ decrease from last year's average of $49.87. Virginia consumers paid an average of $1.15 per pound past year. "This is the lowest price the survey has reflected since 2010".

All in all, it looks like the Pringles Thanksgiving offering is probably only going to be suited to hardcore chip fans, and may not be a good fit for something to keep around just to entertain guests.

"The cost of the dinner is the lowest since 2013 and second-lowest since 2011", Birchmeier said.

Items that showed a slight increase in prices include: a half-pint of whipping cream at $2.08, a 14-ounce can of pumpkin pie mix at $3.21, a 12-ounce bag of fresh cranberries at $2.43, and a 1-pound veggie tray at $0.74.

New York Farm Bureau's volunteer shoppers sampled prices in different regions of the state trying to get the best prices available, but they do not use promotional coupons or special deals such as "buy one-get one free".

People really love Thanksgiving dinner. The American Farm Bureau Federation's national survey recorded a $49.12 average nationwide. Of those people who do drink beer on Thanksgiving, 60 percent of them will be enjoying a craft beer at the dinner table.