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(I Heart Radio)   A schmear shortage is threatening a treasured NYC delicacy: a fresh bagel with cream cheese   (wbznewsradio.iheart.com) divider line
    More: Scary, United States, looming possibility of a cream cheese shortage, Perry Makarios, pounds of the stuff, American Chinese cuisine, cream cheese block, Milk, Crab rangoon  
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2021-12-04 9:00:04 AM  
At 1st I thought this was only central FL, the NYT has a similar article about the same issue in NYC!
 
2021-12-04 10:39:01 AM  

growinthings: At 1st I thought this was only central FL, the NYT has a similar article about the same issue in NYC!


Go to DEFCON 2. This is a potential emergency.
 
2021-12-04 11:06:45 AM  
"The majority of the cream cheese in the United States is not used on bagels, it's used for crab rangoons. So the Chinese food restaurants are going crazy,"

Lox and bagels versus crab rangoon?


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(Go Team Bagel!")
 
2021-12-04 11:59:53 AM  
"Scary" Subby? Really?
Better stock up on toilet paper, milk, bread and lotion! *rolleyes*

He said his suppliers recently began giving him unfilled orders.

No, you moran. You give your suppliers your order and they deliver it, sometimes it is short.
I'm not exactly an English Lit major, but FFS, at least try to make sense.
 
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2021-12-04 12:24:38 PM  

Percise1: "Scary" Subby? Really?
Better stock up on toilet paper, milk, bread and lotion! *rolleyes*

He said his suppliers recently began giving him unfilled orders.

No, you moran. You give your suppliers your order and they deliver it, sometimes it is short.
I'm not exactly an English Lit major, but FFS, at least try to make sense.


Now I'm getting a mental image of a Sysco guy showing up with an empty dolly and a blank piece of paper for an invoice, and giggling
 
2021-12-04 12:33:56 PM  
I thought schmear was chicken fat. Lord what do I know
 
2021-12-04 12:42:49 PM  

cheap_thoughts: I thought schmear was chicken fat. Lord what do I know


schmaltz
 
2021-12-04 12:44:52 PM  
We couldn't find Temptee (far superior to Philadelphia) for months. Finally snagged some at the supermarket a couple of weeks ago. It was a buck more than it used to be, and the container shrank.
 
2021-12-04 12:45:44 PM  
TFA doesn't say why either.   And it's it's just one restaurant. Is it happening elsewhere yet?
 
2021-12-04 12:48:55 PM  

Broktun: cheap_thoughts: I thought schmear was chicken fat. Lord what do I know

schmaltz


With which you make gribenes.

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Terrible for you, but oh so tasty.
 
2021-12-04 12:59:38 PM  

Percise1: "Scary" Subby? Really?
Better stock up on toilet paper, milk, bread and lotion! *rolleyes*

He said his suppliers recently began giving him unfilled orders.

No, you moran. You give your suppliers your order and they deliver it, sometimes it is short.
I'm not exactly an English Lit major, but FFS, at least try to make sense.


Actually the situation is so serious, that the suppliers are trying to make him do their unfilled orders.
 
2021-12-04 1:01:10 PM  

151: Percise1: "Scary" Subby? Really?
Better stock up on toilet paper, milk, bread and lotion! *rolleyes*

He said his suppliers recently began giving him unfilled orders.

No, you moran. You give your suppliers your order and they deliver it, sometimes it is short.
I'm not exactly an English Lit major, but FFS, at least try to make sense.

Now I'm getting a mental image of a Sysco guy showing up with an empty dolly and a blank piece of paper for an invoice, and giggling


Come on now. If it's anything like metal vendors, they'll show up give you a roll of duct tape, an invoice with all the sheet metal and duct you asked for all showing backorder.
 
2021-12-04 1:45:04 PM  
You could always use neufchatel....

...aaaaannnd, I'll let myself out, thank you very much...
 
2021-12-04 2:17:44 PM  
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Glad it isn't a Schmier shortage.
 
2021-12-04 2:45:47 PM  

SquonkBot: You could always use neufchatel....

...aaaaannnd, I'll let myself out, thank you very much...


Heathen! And don't even think of that "low-fat" or even worse vegan cream cheese.
 
2021-12-04 2:51:10 PM  

sdd2000: SquonkBot: You could always use neufchatel....

...aaaaannnd, I'll let myself out, thank you very much...

Heathen! And don't even think of that "low-fat" or even worse vegan cream cheese.


What kind of a heathen do you take me for?
 
2021-12-04 3:16:26 PM  
So I need to stock up on a few more bricks with which I will make cream cheese crusts as part of my pecan tassies.
 
2021-12-04 4:14:43 PM  
I think this is a competitor's plot to take down the cream cheese empire. A schmear campaign, if you will.
 
2021-12-04 4:23:57 PM  
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2021-12-04 4:24:54 PM  
Set a trend:
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2021-12-04 5:00:12 PM  
Folks, protect your bagel and cream cheese supplies. Put lox on them.
 
2021-12-04 5:52:59 PM  

cyberspacedout: Folks, protect your bagel and cream cheese supplies. Put lox on them.


Reported for being too cheesy.
 
2021-12-04 6:30:29 PM  
They need to import some of that cream cheese from Rangoon.
 
2021-12-04 8:00:42 PM  

growinthings: At 1st I thought this was only central FL, the NYT has a similar article about the same issue in NYC!


Never mind that half of central FL is from NYC...
 
2021-12-04 8:22:05 PM  

stamped human bacon: growinthings: At 1st I thought this was only central FL, the NYT has a similar article about the same issue in NYC!

Never mind that half of central FL is from NYC...


Well the other half can't be from Ohio....
 
2021-12-04 9:13:14 PM  

Axeofjudgement: stamped human bacon: growinthings: At 1st I thought this was only central FL, the NYT has a similar article about the same issue in NYC!

Never mind that half of central FL is from NYC...

Well the other half can't be from Ohio....


Ohioans don't go to Florida.  They are bound by law to vacation in the Carolinas and then retire there.
 
2021-12-04 9:18:03 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Axeofjudgement: stamped human bacon: growinthings: At 1st I thought this was only central FL, the NYT has a similar article about the same issue in NYC!

Never mind that half of central FL is from NYC...

Well the other half can't be from Ohio....

Ohioans don't go to Florida.  They are bound by law to vacation in the Carolinas and then retire there.


Oh you've never been to cinci. They all retire to Florida
 
2021-12-04 9:25:47 PM  

Axeofjudgement: Pants full of macaroni!!: Axeofjudgement: stamped human bacon: growinthings: At 1st I thought this was only central FL, the NYT has a similar article about the same issue in NYC!

Never mind that half of central FL is from NYC...

Well the other half can't be from Ohio....

Ohioans don't go to Florida.  They are bound by law to vacation in the Carolinas and then retire there.

Oh you've never been to cinci. They all retire to Florida


I'm in the Akron/Canton area.  I tend not to go to Cinci as the last time I went there it gave me bronchitis.
 
2021-12-04 9:31:02 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Axeofjudgement: Pants full of macaroni!!: Axeofjudgement: stamped human bacon: growinthings: At 1st I thought this was only central FL, the NYT has a similar article about the same issue in NYC!

Never mind that half of central FL is from NYC...

Well the other half can't be from Ohio....

Ohioans don't go to Florida.  They are bound by law to vacation in the Carolinas and then retire there.

Oh you've never been to cinci. They all retire to Florida

I'm in the Akron/Canton area.  I tend not to go to Cinci as the last time I went there it gave me bronchitis.


Sounds legit actually... that place wrecks your sinuses and respiration. But everyone there eventually goes down 71 to Florida.
 
2021-12-04 10:04:46 PM  
SOOO, supply chain problems from Philadelphia? Cargo ships backing up on Erie canal? We have cows, we have creameries. What's the farkin' problem?
 
2021-12-05 7:48:18 AM  
Oy vey.
 
2021-12-05 9:58:45 AM  
my local bagel place remains unaffected so far.

*whew*
 
2021-12-05 10:24:47 AM  

skybird659: SOOO, supply chain problems from Philadelphia? Cargo ships backing up on Erie canal? We have cows, we have creameries. What's the farkin' problem?


Holding back supply to create an artificial shortage and jacking up the price? Sounds like the mob.
 
2021-12-05 1:02:09 PM  
If you own a smoker and like cream cheese you are really missing out if you don't try smoking some. Just coat it in you favorite BBQ rub and let it rip low and slow for 1 - 2 hours coontil it starts to split) and you've got some interesting schmear that pairs well with savory things like red onions and whatever meats you like on your bagel.
 
2021-12-05 1:03:38 PM  

fragMasterFlash: coontil


Now there is a filterpwn you don't see everyday.
 
2021-12-05 2:27:01 PM  

cheap_thoughts: skybird659: SOOO, supply chain problems from Philadelphia? Cargo ships backing up on Erie canal? We have cows, we have creameries. What's the farkin' problem?

Holding back supply to create an artificial shortage and jacking up the price? Sounds like the mob.


Sigh! Sounds like business in America-if ya can't cheat 'em, purloin 'em!
 
2021-12-05 3:58:05 PM  

fragMasterFlash: fragMasterFlash: coontil

Now there is a filterpwn you don't see everyday.


Yeah, they won't let people sneak around it with non-alphabetic characters that barely even look like the letters that would trigger the filter.
 
2021-12-05 4:13:56 PM  

151: Percise1: "Scary" Subby? Really?
Better stock up on toilet paper, milk, bread and lotion! *rolleyes*

He said his suppliers recently began giving him unfilled orders.

No, you moran. You give your suppliers your order and they deliver it, sometimes it is short.
I'm not exactly an English Lit major, but FFS, at least try to make sense.

Now I'm getting a mental image of a Sysco guy showing up with an empty dolly and a blank piece of paper for an invoice, and giggling


I know, right? The first time I read it my mind blanked the entire sentence (syntax error), and then I had to read it twice more to figure out WTF. That can't just be a dialect thing...
 
2021-12-05 4:23:32 PM  

Axeofjudgement: 151: Percise1: "Scary" Subby? Really?
Better stock up on toilet paper, milk, bread and lotion! *rolleyes*

He said his suppliers recently began giving him unfilled orders.

No, you moran. You give your suppliers your order and they deliver it, sometimes it is short.
I'm not exactly an English Lit major, but FFS, at least try to make sense.

Now I'm getting a mental image of a Sysco guy showing up with an empty dolly and a blank piece of paper for an invoice, and giggling

Come on now. If it's anything like metal vendors, they'll show up give you a roll of duct tape, an invoice with all the sheet metal and duct you asked for all showing backorder.


Funny... I've dealt with Sysco AND local metal vendors, and... yes.

The concerning thing is the broken supply chains though, not the failings of a local business.
A month ago I ordered a bunch of hardware at work, and McMaster Carr told me that they were out of M6 bolts... until next year. They did show up randomly three weeks later.
One pulley that I use in making gear reductions isn't back ordered, it is flat out unavailable. That's a serious problem I have not solved yet.
 
2021-12-05 6:22:25 PM  

Percise1: Axeofjudgement: 151: Percise1: "Scary" Subby? Really?
Better stock up on toilet paper, milk, bread and lotion! *rolleyes*

He said his suppliers recently began giving him unfilled orders.

No, you moran. You give your suppliers your order and they deliver it, sometimes it is short.
I'm not exactly an English Lit major, but FFS, at least try to make sense.

Now I'm getting a mental image of a Sysco guy showing up with an empty dolly and a blank piece of paper for an invoice, and giggling

Come on now. If it's anything like metal vendors, they'll show up give you a roll of duct tape, an invoice with all the sheet metal and duct you asked for all showing backorder.

Funny... I've dealt with Sysco AND local metal vendors, and... yes.

The concerning thing is the broken supply chains though, not the failings of a local business.
A month ago I ordered a bunch of hardware at work, and McMaster Carr told me that they were out of M6 bolts... until next year. They did show up randomly three weeks later.
One pulley that I use in making gear reductions isn't back ordered, it is flat out unavailable. That's a serious problem I have not solved yet.


A variable motor pulley or a static wheel pulley?

I mean there's ways around it depending on the use... just might need to grab two to get the requisite rpms... pending on housing and application... but I know you know all that shiat.
 
2021-12-05 9:58:52 PM  
Guess I'd better stock up, my local grocer's got tons of it at $0.99/per 8oz package.

skybird659: SOOO, supply chain problems from Philadelphia? Cargo ships backing up on Erie canal? We have cows, we have creameries. What's the farkin' problem?


Packaging and shipping, probably.  I mean, you can make an excellent homemade cream cheese with milk and a splash of lemon juice, so it's not the ingredients. Dairies are literally throwing milk away because of the glut of it.
 
2021-12-05 10:46:35 PM  

Khrestyn: Guess I'd better stock up, my local grocer's got tons of it at $0.99/per 8oz package.skybird659: SOOO, supply chain problems from Philadelphia? Cargo ships backing up on Erie canal? We have cows, we have creameries. What's the farkin' problem?

Packaging and shipping, probably.  I mean, you can make an excellent homemade cream cheese with milk and a splash of lemon juice, so it's not the ingredients. Dairies are literally throwing milk away because of the glut of it.


Meanwhile, in other news-

According to the latest estimates, as many as 13 million children in the United States live in "food insecure" homes. That phrase may sound mild, but it means that those households don't have enough food for every family member to lead a healthy life.
The number of children living with hunger had fallen steadily over the past decade, but the coronavirus pandemic dealt a terrible blow to our progress as a nation - one that No Kid Hungry and other organizations will work to reverse during the long recovery ahead.
 
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