Kellogg’s warns of a nation-wide Eggo shortage.
Kellogg Co. says there will be a nationwide shortage of its popular Eggo frozen waffles until next summer because of interruptions in production at two of the four plants that make them.
The company’s Atlanta plant was shut down for an undisclosed period by a September storm that dumped historic amounts of rain in the area. Meanwhile, several production lines at its largest bakery in Rossville, Tenn., are closed indefinitely for repairs, company spokeswoman Kris Charles said in an e-mail.
It will take until the middle of 2010 before shelves around the country are stocked at pre-shutdown levels, Charles said.Already customers are noticing near-empty Eggo shelves on the freezer aisle at many grocery stores.Stay-at-home mom Joey Resciniti says she bought one of the last two boxes of Eggos at a Walmart in Cranberry Township, Pa., on Monday. The frozen waffles are a favorite of her 4-year-old daughter, Julia.“We have eight of them, and if we ration those — maybe have half an Eggo in one sitting — then it’ll last longer,” said Resciniti, who blogs about being a mother. “I told my husband that maybe I need to put them on eBay.”
Can’t plan ahead: here’s our backup go-to waffle recipe. But seriously, ANY waffles you make are going to be much, much better than frozen Eggos.
(By the way, ask for this waffle maker for Christmas; it’s fantastic. Clean up is a bitch, but the waffles are well-worth it.)