Monday, September 19, 2011

The Great Pumpkin Caper

I'm having a bit of an issue.

I'd really like to make this

and this

oh and these look good too

and the other great-looking 583 pumpkin flavored treats on pintrest. 

But there is NO pumpkin in the stores.  In the past week I've been to 8 different grocery stores...without finding a single can of pumpkin.  There are cans of pumpkin pie mix...not helpful.  And don't tell me it isn't the right time of year, because I've bought it in late winter, early spring and summer. I used my last can to make the pumpkin scones, which are good, are few weeks ago.

I've tried google search. There isn't much info but it seems like last fall there was a pumpkin shortage.  I don't remember having trouble last year.  There aren't articles about this year, but some people have posted comments about having trouble this fall as well.

I'm frustrated...and in need of pumpkin goodies!!!   

Does your store have cans of pumpkin??  More importantly, do you wanna send me some?  Just don't tell me about your favorite pumpkin sweet...I can't handle it. 

Oh, amazon does sell canned pumpin but after shipping each can is like $6.  And I'm not that desperate...yet.


CT mom said...

Just don't make them green!!! ;>

Elizabeth said...

I have a can you are welcome to - i just need to check the expiration date--i've had it a while!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I know that some areas had shortages last year but I never had any problems. I'll totally look in the store next time I'm there.

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

I haven't even thought to look but I just read another post about a pumpkin shortage. I'm starting to get worried about it.

I'll keep my eye out when I shop and if I locate some, I'll share!

Sohira said...

We have PLENTY here...probably because it's so hot that the though of anything fall-y is unbearable :)

Jordan said...

Thanks for the comment (as always)! That would be really fun to get together; I've always known you were in the NoVa area, but never knew exactly where!