Chicken wing prices rising to all-time high for Super Bowl

Average price is 55 cents higher than last year's

Published On: Jan 24 2013 05:05:11 PM EST

Super Bowl tickets aren't the only commodity with skyrocketing prices this year.

Chicken wings are seeing a huge rise in costs, to the point where wholesale prices will reach an all-time high on Super Bowl Sunday, reports the Huffington Post and the National Chicken Council.

Between Jan. 4 and Jan. 10 of this year, the average cost of one pound of chicken wings in supermarkets was $2.52, compared to $1.97 during this time last year. A spokesman for the National Chicken Council explains that higher corn feed costs means companies produce fewer chickens.

Although wings are the most expensive part of a chicken, restaurants usually plan ahead by ordering plenty of wings in advance. Grocery stores, however, aren't as forward-thinking and will often run out early, the National Chicken Council said.

All told, the council predicts Americans will consume 12.3 million fewer than on last year's Super Bowl.