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Blame Hipsters for Making These Foods More Expensive

  • Social media helps fuel popularity, and Starbucks capitalizes
  • Vanilla, avocados and cream cheese sitting near highs

Hipsters have been blamed for polarizing trends from jeans to facial hair. Now they’re making it more expensive to enjoy breakfast.

Blame it on unicorn toast, whose rapid spike in popularity has contributed to a surge in cream cheese prices. There’s also other fads like avocado toast and exotic coffee drinks that have driven up costs for avocados and vanilla beans. Even cauliflower, a staple in the vegan diets favored by some hipsters, is near a record high.