UK supermarkets have had a shortage of hummus over the past few days, and the internet is losing it.
Nobody creates quality panic like Middle Easterners. Who could’ve imagined that something as simple as a mashed-chickpeas-dip could spark frustration across the United Kingdom? Well, that’s the power of hummus.
— Georgia Cassandra (@thatmardybum) April 25, 2017
The internet has gone crazy after sever supermarkets across the UK were hit by a hummus shortage.
Apparently, what caused this shortage was a recall. Sainsbury’s, a UK supermarket chain said that it had to withdraw all their hummus products from the shelves after customers complained about taste.
— Neil Spencer Bruce (@lightb4sound) April 21, 2017
But as it seems, customers might have prefered the slightly less tasty hummus over no hummus at all. If you don’t believe it, search for the hashtag #HummusGate and see.
— Liza H (@edbwrites) April 26, 2017
Some even believed it to be worse than the UK leaving the European Union.
— Jon Cornejo (@Jon_Cornejo) April 25, 2017
The nice people at one Sainsbury’s branch decided that they couldn’t just stand by as people were desperate, so they printed out a recipe, instructing customers how to make some themselves.
— Raph of KHANNNNNNNN! (@lemonjellie) April 24, 2017
Some rival retailers took the opportunity to flash all the supplies they still had up for sale.
— Whole Foods UK (@WholeFoodsUK) April 27, 2017
Luckily, a spokesperson from Sainsbury’s to the The Independent that they are expecting to have restocked by Thursday. However, latest reports say shelves are still empty.
— VeganBlogger78 Ⓥ (@VeganBlogger78) April 27, 2017
Our love and prayers go out to the UK, you stay strong!