Hugh: With Reduced Sugar Production, Experts Warn of a Possible Candy Shortage This Fall
Written by Hugh Campbell on July 28, 2023
It’s a spooky thought: Due to the high cost of sugar and changing weather patterns, there could be a candy shortage this October.
Climate phenomenon El Niño could reduce sugarcane production by up to 15%. This is bad news for your child’s pumpkin pail!
Texas candy maker Atkinson Candy admitted they almost had to run to Costco to buy sugar for their hard candies.
Additionally, the cost of candy could go up. Less sugar means available sweet stuff will also cost more, and that cost is passed down to the consumer.