Don’t Panic but There May be a Whipped Cream Shortage this Holiday Season
Apparently, your hot cocoa, pies and other seasonal treats may have to go undressed during the holidays.
A spokesperson for ConAgra (makers of Reddi-Wip) told The Boston Globe:
"We should have our full supply up and running by February,"
Well, that's all well and good for romantics on Valentine's Day and what you do with whipped cream on Valentine's Day is your own business. But, what about those of us who like to use more than a dollop on our hot cocoa or our desserts? Guess the answer is make your own or find a store that has some and stock up!
It seems the source of the problem was an explosion back in August at a Florida manufacturing plant owned by ConAgra. The plant makes the nitrous oxide necessary to dispense the cream from the aerosol cans and that of store brands and competitor brands as well.