You Don’t Have to Be Spooked by Reports of a Halloween Candy Shortage

A Halloween without candy would be like a Fourth of July without fireworks: The health risk would drastically decrease, but so would the vibes. That’s why Hershey’s gave everyone a scare last week when news outlets from the Washington Post to Business Insider to Bring Me the News Minnesota (a real news source apparently) reported that Hershey’s was anticipating a Halloween candy shortage this year. 

The horrors began when Hershey’s CEO Michele Buck said that the company “will not be able to fully meet consumer demand” this year. She blamed the Halloween candy shortage on “scarcity and issue with ingredients” caused by Russia’s war on Ukraine.

Luckily, the Halloween candy shortage may not be as bad as everyone thought.

After that sensationalist, spooky seasonal shortage statement circulated around the world wide web, a spokesperson from Hershey’s revealed that the reports of a Halloween candy shortage had been exaggerated. “We will have even more seasonal product available to the consumer this year than last year,” the spokesperson told Today in a statement. YAY! She added that the company is “well positioned to deliver for the consumer whether they’re reaching for everyday or seasonal products.” 

So if you’re a sucker for a Halloween Hershey’s bar, Almond Joy, Kit Kat, or Twizzler, you can rest easy knowing that your Halloween faves are safe and will likely be on shelves when you need them. And if not, there’s always Mars’ Halloween-themed candies, which will include green Snickers and Twix and Halloween M&M’s. Ain’t nothin’ wrong with a green Snickers! Although, honestly, why “rest easy” when you could stay up all night doing the mash (the Monster Mash) every single night from now until All Hallows’ Eve?


About the Author

Jessica Block

Jessica Block is a freelance contributor to Sporked, a comedian, a baker, a food writer, and a firm believer that Trader Joe's may just be the happiest place on earth. She loves spicy snacks, Oreos, baking bread, teeny tiny avocados, and trying new foods whenever she can. Also, if you give her a bag of Takis she will be your best friend.

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