Saturday, October 24, 2009

Canned Pumpkin Shortage

In my attempt to be a better wife, yea right, I want to bake some things this weekend. I have several recipes that are "Fall" themed. Many of them require canned pumpkin. Well it's buzzing around that there's a huge canned pumpkin shortage. Yikes! Of course, things like this always happen when I'm involved. I try and attempt to bake, and my ingredients are being held captive.
So wish me luck! I'm going to try and scout out some canned pumpkin today, another other random things on my to-do list.

Oh, here's more articles about the canned pumpkin shortage:
Washington Times
LA Times

And Libby's has some awesome recipes on their site, if you can get yourself a can of the Holy Grail, canned Pumpkin.

*UPDATE: I found some canned pumpkin this weekend at a local grocery store. It's starting to show up here in Orange County. But there was only a small amount.


  1. wow. If I'd known I would have hoarded everything at costco and sold it on ebay.

    mmmm pumpkin pie ;)

  2. The shortage is driving me crazy! I feed my cat canned pumpkin mixed with her cat food and all I can find is the pre-sweetened variety for pies which won't work. So annoying!

  3. Oh my gosh! I wouldn't really think this was possible! Good luck on your search!


  4. Where have I been? I never knew there was a canned pumpkin shortage. First swine flu and now this? What is the world coming to???

  5. I keep hearing about this shortage, but I've seen it every time I'm at the store. I thought about stocking up, but last time I was at Fresh & Easy they had a full stock of it. Weird!

  6. I had not heard about the shortage, but Hubby said the other day Super Target had a LARGE area for canned pumpkin on a display and it was empty. We assumed they just didn't get it in the warehouse yet. SCARY!

  7. ive been stock piling. Fresh & Easy has lots of the big cans. And I found organic pumpkin at Trader Joes, small can though. I have a really good and SUPER easy recipe using pumpkin. let me know if you want it.

  8. Trader Joes seems to have plenty....


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