Friday, November 20, 2009

Pumpkin Pie: The New EGGO Waffles

Well it didn't take long for another conglomerate to jump on the shortage bandwagon after Kellogg's announced a shortfall in waffle making.

The holidays may not be so sweet this year.

Nestle — which sells nearly all the canned pumpkin in the U.S. — says poor weather hurt its harvest, creating a potential shortage of its Libby's pumpkin pie products through the holidays.

The company said heavy rains made it nearly impossible to pick its pumpkins during this year's harvest. The longer the pumpkins sit in the muddy fields, the more they deteriorate. As a result, the company announced this week that it would not pack any more pumpkins for the season -- which means it may be hard to find its canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie filling product until next year's harvest.

Nestle is the largest national brand for canned pumpkin products, with 80 to 90 percent of the market, the company said.
The taste of pumpkin pie never tasted better than when it was forbidden by the forces of Mother Nature.

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