National Pickle Shortage!


There has been a pickle shortage recently. Extreme weather conditions in Mexico have impacted the availability of pickles in the US. Restaurants and retail outlets have issued warnings about a potential national pickle shortage. The reduction in the supply of pickling cucumbers from Mexico, a major importer of cucumbers to the US, is a significant factor contributing to this shortage. Additionally, labor shortages and supply chain disruptions have affected the timing and cost of pickles for businesses, leading to price inflation. Despite these challenges, pickle consumption remains popular, with 75% of the US population enjoying them in 2020.

If you’re a pickle enthusiast, you might find it interesting that pickle history dates back to 2030 B.C., and lore even suggests that Cleopatra was a fan! Germany, India, and the Netherlands are among the oldest pickle-eating countries, and Eastern European Jews played a significant role in introducing kosher dill pickles to New York City’s Lower East Side in the late 1800s and early 1900s. So, despite the challenges, pickles remain a beloved and enduring snack.
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