Mary Bouras never expected to get sticker shock from a pound of butter.
But when the grocery staple reached more than $5 a pound at most stores, the 66-year-old Dover resident said it was hard not to.
Last week, she paid $5.79 for butter at Weis, and three other grocery chains in the area had similar prices.
“I know it’s just life and prices go up, but $6 for butter is a lot for me,” Bouras said.
Six months ago, she would have paid $1 less for the same item at the same store. A year ago, it would have been $1.20 cheaper, and five years ago it would have been $1.80 less.