4 New Grocery Shortages Shoppers Are Sharing Ahead of Winter — Eat This Not That

By Ghuman


As the winter season approaches, shoppers are beginning to experience shortages of certain grocery items. From toilet paper to canned goods, shoppers are finding it increasingly difficult to find the items they need. In this article, we will discuss four new grocery shortages that shoppers are sharing ahead of winter. We will look at the reasons behind the shortages, the items that are affected, and what shoppers can do to ensure they have the items they need. We will also provide tips on how to make the most of the items that are available.

4 New Grocery Shortages Shoppers Are Sharing Ahead of Winter

As winter approaches, shoppers are reporting shortages of certain grocery items. From staples like eggs and milk to more specialized items like baking supplies, here are four new grocery shortages shoppers are sharing ahead of winter.

1. Eggs

Eggs are a staple in many households, but shoppers are reporting shortages of eggs in some areas. This is due to a combination of factors, including the pandemic, which has caused a disruption in the supply chain. Additionally, the demand for eggs has increased as people are baking more at home.

2. Milk

Milk is another staple item that is in short supply. This is due to the same factors that are causing the egg shortage, as well as the fact that many dairy farms have had to reduce their production due to the pandemic.

3. Baking Supplies

With more people baking at home, there is a shortage of baking supplies such as flour, sugar, and yeast. This is due to the increased demand for these items, as well as the disruption in the supply chain.

4. Canned Goods

Canned goods are also in short supply due to the pandemic. This is due to the fact that many factories have had to reduce their production, as well as the increased demand for these items.

As winter approaches, it is important to be aware of the potential shortages of certain grocery items. By being aware of these shortages, shoppers can plan ahead and stock up on items that may be in short supply.

Last week’s list of shopper-reported shortages could affect your Thanksgiving cooking… but this week’s list looks like it could affect your winter. Consumers around the country have been sharing images of the grocery departments with empty shelves they’ve encountered this week. Have you noticed any shortage of these?

We searched social media to find on-the-ground, up-to-date signs of grocery shortages, and a Reddit community had rounded up their finds. Keep reading to see what they were—and, check out another recent list of shortages that may help you plan ahead for Thanksgiving.

On Thursday, a shopper in Wisconsin shared this section of shelves that they say are designated for pudding and Jell-O mix—ingredients that sometimes come in handy for holiday baking, or when you’re under the weather without much of an appetite and a little something sweet would help recovery.

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Shoppers in different parts of the country have recently shared word of low stock on dairy products like cream cheese and half and half. Redditor u/wish_yooper_here said they see this trend growing in these images of a market in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

On a separate thread, u/WheelsWheeler shared that in particular, they’ve been missing “the Omega 3 Whole Milk I usually get from Aldi [for] several weeks.”

Unfortunately, the perishable nature of most dairy items makes it challenging to grab a quantity for later use—but this may serve as a good reminder to look for the expiration date with the longest lead time when you’re buying dairy.

(By the way, check out the interesting role dairy appeared to play in diabetes prevention in a recent study.)

You know the struggle is real when the most basic non-perishable, like pasta, is scant. But that’s just what one shopper said they found Tuesday at a supermarket in the Midwest: “No boxed pasta at Aldi.”

They added that egg noodles were available, which might still make some cozy casseroles possible, but it seems noodles in general may be dwindling for certain grocery chains in some parts of the country—”Was just at my Aldi in the northern Midwest and no boxed pasta either,” revealed another user.

U/Grilipper54 added: “Pasta is completely out at aldi in the twin cities.” They said they’d found pasta at Cub, a chain with stores in Illinois and Minnesota, while another user on the thread said they’d grabbed some boxed pasta at Target.

According to u/winkytinkytoo, Giant may be another chain with some locations short on pasta.

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Thursday, u/fugeguy2point0 posted that when they were hoping to make vegetable soup, frozen veggies were hard to find at a Walmart in northern Ohio.

Other users said they’d heard of or seen the same, with u/pguschin saying, “I’ve heard similar from extended family both in NY and California, not just Walmart (Great Value) but other brands which tend to be manufactured by the same few companies.”

For the moment, it sounds like most have been able to find canned vegetables in place of frozen, while others saw success buying frozen from other stores—”I had to go to Dollar tree to find mixed frozen veggies,” said u/fatcatleah.

Check out our list of chilly-weather soup recipes. And, if you notice a product shortage at your local supermarket or anywhere you shop, fill us in by emailing [email protected] so we can do some digging.

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