Food prices are rising and rising – in the worst case, there will soon be completely empty shelves in supermarkets and discounters such as Aldi, Lidl, Rewe and Co.
Now it hits another food. That’s where the fun finally ends for many customers from Aldi, Lidl, Rewe and Co.
Aldi, Lidl & Co: THAT is getting scarce
A supermarket customer gets upset on Twitter, who is now seeing the same picture in the second Rewe branch. As soon as he turns into the sauce department, he finds himself in front of shelves that have been swept empty. One sauce in particular got it.
“What now? Hamster shopping at mayonnaise??? Seriously?” he complains. And in the comments other users agree with him. “But the fun stops with mayo.” However, buying hamsters is not the reason for the shortage.
Aldi, Lidl & Co: THAT’S why mayonnaise is scarce
It’s not the hoarding, it’s the Ukraine war that’s making delivery difficult. Since many of the ingredients that are essential for mayonnaise come from Ukraine and Russia, importing them is currently difficult. This includes sunflower oil and mustard in particular. Almost 80 percent of the imported mustard seed comes from the two countries, and the situation is similar with the oil variety.
And since many sauces and dips are based on mayonnaise, there are also bottlenecks with other products.
Aldi, Lidl & Co: Extreme case of food shortages
“Acute raw material bottlenecks and delivery failures are to be expected, which cannot be easily compensated for. After all, these are natural products that are cultivated, cared for, harvested and exported,” says Stefan Durach, President of Kulinaria Germany.
But not only with sauces and dips, but also with other foods such as milk, there could be a crisis, warns “HNA”. Therefore, according to the Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK), you should also have a supply for at least ten days at home. These include 20 liters of water and enough carbohydrates, fruit, vegetables, nuts, dairy products, meat, fish, eggs and fats.