There could be a shortage of cookies this year. Thanks 2020.

Dec 11, 2020, 9:12 AM | Updated: 9:55 am
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2020 has caused another shortage this year: Cookies. 

So while Santa may be immune from the coronavirus, his annual plate paired with a tall glass of milk may look a little bare this year. 

Campbell’s Soup Company, the owner of Pepperidge Farms warned investors this week that they are experiencing “supply constraints” within their cookie division.

Campbell’s CEO Mark Clouse said the shortage of cookies is due to both an increase in demand and a labor shortage, both results of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“This portfolio is unique with proprietary recipes, and therefore we do not outsource production,” Campbell’s told Bloomberg News. “We’ve prioritized increasing supply and are already leveraging capacity opportunities across the network to meet increases in demand and maximize availability.”

Reporting agency Top Data said during the course of this pandemic, the demand for cookies jumped 25% with 95% of Americans saying they eat at least one cookie every month while 1 in 5 say they eat more than three a day on average.

Utah’s “obsession” with cookies

Top Data also reported that Utah ranked #1 in the nation for the state most in love with cookies, coming in number #2 our neighbor to the north, Idaho.

According to food magazine Delish, the frosted “Swig” sugar cookie ranks among the most beloved treat in the state. (Probably accompanied by a 44 oz. Dirty Diet Coke.)

Dr. Pepper, the latest COVID-19 shortage

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How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 coronaviruses transmitted from person to person. It is a virus that is similar to the common cold and the flu. So, to prevent it from spreading:

  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • Keep children and those with compromised immune systems away from someone who is coughing or sneezing (in this instance, at least six feet)
  • If there is an outbreak near you, practice social distancing (stay at home, instead of going to the movies, sports events, or other activities.)
  • Get a flu shot.

Local resources

KSL Coronavirus Q&A

Utah’s Coronavirus Information

Utah State Board of Education

Utah Hospital Association

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commonly asked questions, World Health Organization

Cases in the United States


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