What Happened To All The Cream Cheese?

America’s favorite schmear has been hard to come by.

Out of all the WILD pandemic-driven shortages we’ve experienced, the national cream cheese shortage might be both the most terrifying and the most interesting. On its surface, the lack of cream cheese seems to have the same causes as every other shortage: labor challenges, not enough truck drivers, supply chain disruptions, yadda yadda yadda.

BUT, the truth is far more interesting than the headlines, with cream cheese shortages caused by a devastating…



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Maggie Mendel

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