It is the way of the economy, just the way things are!
A pack of juicy fruit gum was five cents when I was a kid. 5 sticks, 5 cents. Now in the supermarket it was $1.09 for ten sticks!
When I started driving, gas was .23 a gallon! My first car was a barracuda and I could fill it for three bucks!! It is just the way of the world.
Heck, look at coffee, for years it was so much for a pound. Now it is a thirteen ounce pound or bag. I am starting to see 11 ounce bags of coffee.