Over the course of the last several weeks, there has been a near-endless parade of concerns over just how President Joe Biden is handling the economy and our nation’s supply chain.
This comes, in part, from the perceived reluctance that Biden brought to the office, having been goaded into running in 2020 by a Democratic Party who was more concerned about beating Donald Trump than electing an ideal candidate.
Now, with the reticent President at the helm, some of our nation’s Christmas staples may not make it to shelves this year, cementing the abhorrent legacy of Biden’s first year in office.
Weakness in peppermint crops and COVID-caused logistical issues have created a problem for Big Candy.
“We only received half of our candy cane order for the holiday season and sold out almost immediately. We currently have zero in stock,” Mitchell Cohen, the owner of Economy Candy on the Lower East Side, told The Post. “Raw material and ingredient shortages globally have had quite an impact.”Trending:
It was a first for the store, which has been in business since 1937. Cohen said they sold more than 12,000 candy canes before running dry.
“Since candy canes were invented, we’ve had candy canes,” he said.
The shortage was impacting other holiday markets as well.
The ripple effect is creating havoc in the gingerbread house construction sector.
“We can’t really do a gingerbread house without a candy cane tree, a candy cane door, or candy cane anything,” Cohen said.
The shortage is just the latest lamentation heaped upon the first-term Commander in Chief, but it certainly won’t be the last.