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Nov 19, 2009 06:35 AM

Eggo shortage

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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  1. 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:

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

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

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        1. re: ChefJune

          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.

          1. re: MakingSense

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

            1. re: jules1026

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

              1. re: MakingSense

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

        2. 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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          1. re: Lizard

            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.

            1. re: lucyis

              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.


              1. re: Normandie

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

                1. re: FoodFuser

                  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"

                  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!

                    1. re: kattyeyes

                      (to kattyeyes)

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

                      1. re: Normandie

                        No question! And they'll be hot topics.

                    2. re: FoodFuser

                      (to Fuser)

                      I beg your pardon.

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

                      [There. Is that better now?]

                      1. re: Normandie

                        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!"

                        1. re: FoodFuser

                          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.

              2. according to this article from last week, before the problems with equipment and the flood, the board of health found listeria in the factory.