SAY IT AIN’T SO…….. Bad News if you’re a fan of Skippy Peanut Butter and Dad’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies….
Hormel Foods, which owns the Skippy brand, discontinued the sale of their Peanut Butter spread in Canada last fall, according to a statement on Hormel’s website that has also disappeared.
But you can hit up Amazon.ca for some PB…of the online shopping site shows that the cheapest 340-gram jar of classic smooth Skippy goes for $10, which is decidedly pricier than it used to be at your neighbourhood store.
Hormel told CBC News that competition and pricing made it hard to keep selling the spread in Canada.
Dalhousie University professor Sylvain Charlebois, who specializes in food distribution and policy, told the broadcaster that in huge, population-sparse Canada, distribution costs may have also been a factor.
But while Hormel stopped selling Skippy months ago, Canadians are still learning the news, likely because it’s slowly disappearing off of store shelves.
This isn’t the first product to disappear from Canadian grocery stores recently.
Dad’s chocolate chip cookies were discontinued late in 2016. Owner Mondelez Canada told CTVNews.ca that they just didn’t sell well, calling them the “poorest performer” in their cookie arsenal.
BUT… The Dad’s cookies with raisins are still available….