Avocado prices have soared 125% this year
You may think twice about buying that guacamole after reading this -- but probably not. The wholesale price of avocados is up 125% since the beginning of the year, according to the American Restaurant Association, which analyzes U.S. Agriculture Department data. A standard box of 48 avocados went for $83.75 this week, the ARA reports. That's up from $37.25 in early January.