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Eggo shortage

greygarious Nov 19, 2009 06:35 AM

The local TV news reported yesterday that Eggo waffles will be in short supply until June. The manufacturer says this is due to manufacturing problems but the report didn't detail what those might be.

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    momjamin Nov 19, 2009 10:27 AM

    According to a friend's Facebook status (so it must be true ;-), the plant that makes them was flooded in Atlanta. Actually, here's more:

    http://www.abcnews.go.com/Business/eg...

    1. coney with everything Nov 20, 2009 04:30 AM

      I went grocery shopping last night, and there were signs on the half-empty freezer case indicating that Eggo had "issues" with supply.

      1. ChefJune Nov 20, 2009 06:53 PM

        Making waffles is REALLY easy, and a darn sight more tasty AND economical!

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          MakingSense Nov 21, 2009 08:11 PM

          True. But they aren't Eggos.
          I have a good waffle iron. I make great waffles. They're not hard. My kids were always thrilled when I made them.
          Then they'd still wander downstairs when they took a study break or before bed or whatever, and grab an Eggo. Sometimes they'd even eat them frozen - straight out of the box.
          No, they didn't like my waffles frozen. Just the good old Eggos.
          What are you gonna do? Kids are kids. Eggos are Eggos.

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            jules1026 Nov 22, 2009 12:20 PM

            I thought I was the only one who ate Eggos frozen straight from the box. (or used to, rather!)

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              MakingSense Nov 22, 2009 08:23 PM

              Nice to know you weren't alone, huh? Raw cookie dough?

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                Normandie Nov 22, 2009 08:41 PM

                Hey!!! You two stick to your raw breakfast products and keep your mitts off my cookie dough!!!

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          Lizard Nov 21, 2009 03:15 AM

          I seriously though this was a joke so as to explain the baffling ad campaign of times past in which people battled over Eggo waffles as if they were there last piece of food on earth. Is it still? Is it part of a grander marketing scheme?

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            lucyis Nov 21, 2009 05:47 AM

            I alerted my Eggo obsessed grandchildren to get ready for the famine but then I found plenty in my grocery store in the Westchester, N.Y. area.

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              Normandie Nov 21, 2009 07:38 AM

              As long as we in Westchester and Connecticut can still get them, about all the other tortured, empty-toastered souls out there in the hinterlands all I can say is, let them eat cake.

              ;-p

              1. re: Normandie
                FoodFuser Nov 23, 2009 04:33 PM

                A parochial view in light of the magnitude of this crisis. One should Leggo of their ego on Eggos.

                1. re: FoodFuser
                  kattyeyes Nov 23, 2009 05:37 PM

                  FoodFuser, I really hate to Eggo you on, but if you'd please report to the Not About Food board, here's a thread just itching for your contribution:
                  (sic) "Whats Eating You"
                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/668705

                  Aww, heck, EVERYONE come along. Don't waffle! I don't want to press you to participate, but it's such a fun thread. I'd butter see you over there! In fact, I toast your ideas and hope you'll pop up soon. BAH HA HA HA!

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                    FoodFuser Nov 25, 2009 06:13 PM

                    Done. Yes, that is a fun thread.

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                      Normandie Nov 25, 2009 08:19 PM

                      (to kattyeyes)

                      What manner of speech is this? Perhaps you have some issues to iron out.

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                        kattyeyes Nov 26, 2009 06:23 AM

                        No question! And they'll be hot topics.

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                      Normandie Nov 25, 2009 08:21 PM

                      (to Fuser)

                      I beg your pardon.

                      [assumes hysterical pitch]: NO EGGOS?????????? TO THE BARRICADES!!!

                      [There. Is that better now?]

                      1. re: Normandie
                        FoodFuser Nov 25, 2009 09:32 PM

                        Yes, much better now, in that it is grandly expository.

                        I can see the scene on the hallowed upper walls of Monty Python's Holy Grail castle, where the castlekeeper cries "I would Leggo my Eggo in your gggeneral dddirection, but I refuse to share!"

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                          Normandie Nov 25, 2009 11:20 PM

                          Ahaha! :-D

                          Never let it be said that I don't have the common touch.

                          The MP image made checking once more on this thread before I hit the hay (baking done) worthwhile, to say the least.

                          I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving.

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                jujuthomas Nov 30, 2009 08:53 AM

                according to this article from last week, before the problems with equipment and the flood, the board of health found listeria in the factory.
                http://abcnews.go.com/Business/eggo-w...

                1. lyndak Nov 30, 2009 02:30 PM

                  It's even made the Toronto news!

                  http://www.thestar.com/living/food/ar...

                  1. chowser Dec 1, 2009 08:01 AM

                    I would never have noticed, except for this thread but the store seemed to have every type of Eggos, except the basic one and there were signs up about them. I never realized there were so many different types of Eggos!

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