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candy canes

The media concentrate on these elections, terrorism, and wars so people won’t notice the real crisis: the candy cane shortage.

Last year Herseys bought Allan Candy, the largest US manufacturer of canes, and shipped the production to Mexico, as they had already done with all of their chocolate production. The factory for the candy canes hasn’t come up to speed, so Chinese ‘candy canes’ in almost any flavor other than peppermint are all that are available. 🙁


1 Kryten42 { 12.24.15 at 3:40 am }

Well, considering so many people are diabetic, & there are more every year, it’s not that big a crisis 😉

On the other hand, I went shopping for a load of fruit to make fruit salad. It will be the most expensive one I’ve ever made! AU$1.60 for ONE lemon! AU$1.30 for ONE lime, $2.50 for a mango, cherries @ $17/kg… Now THAT’s a crime m8!

2 Bryan { 12.24.15 at 12:37 pm }

Welcome to climate change and corporate greed. You know the farmers aren’t making the money.

The thing is, people don’t have to over indulge if there is a consistent supply, but when something is coming in hit or mess … well, you have to enjoy them when they are available. 😉

3 hipparchia { 12.24.15 at 7:01 pm }

THIS is the real war on Christmas!

4 Bryan { 12.24.15 at 9:45 pm }

Roger that! How do you celebrate Christmas without peppermint?!

5 Kryten42 { 12.25.15 at 1:42 am }

I use after dinner mint’s actually. *shrug* The proper ones, made from real cocao dark chocolate & peppermint. Yeah… I’m a candy cane heretic! So Sue me. 😛

6 hipparchia { 12.25.15 at 12:57 pm }

Yeah… I’m a candy cane heretic!

argh! your REAL heresy is allowing anything to be mixed with your dark chocolate! but merry happy joyous whatever to you too kryten42!