It may be Fall, and Halloween may be right around the corner, but that may not be the biggest reason to go shopping now. In all honestly, usually, the candy aisles start to get a little barren around this time of year because everyone is getting trick or treat candy for the holiday. But this year it may be a little different. The economy has been very strange this year and many companies are struggling to get supplies in order to even produce products. The other factor is that the election is right around the corner after Halloween and people are all worried about rioting and stores shutting down not only from COVID-19 but from lack of supply or criminal activity. It is a whole mess of craziness out there right now and if you need that sweet delectable treat with your favorite candy boxes then you may need to get them now before the shelves clear out.
Now normally in a regular holiday season candy will ramp up and people will be able to not only get all the treats they want before Halloween, but also after. This year most of the country has reported that trick or treating is going to drastically go down. As a result, stores and manufacturers simply did not make as much. This means that if you want some now only for the holiday, but also possibly for after it may be the time to do it. If companies have already told you they didn’t make nearly as much and are also struggling to get supplies then if you want you favorite candy boxes in your home this year, you may need to get them now.
It is also not only a supply situation. Even though the companies are not only creating less, but people are now on their own buying more in fear of what may come. COVID-19 has started to rise and there is talk from our legislative and executive branches of government all accross the nation from states to federal that the economy and states may shut down again. What this has done rather people thought it would happen or not is cause people to start pannic buying again. Albeit it is slightly less then the first go around, the real issue is that everyone is now doing it just slower. So there are more people preparing for the worst because we have already seen shelves empty for months at a time and rationing take place. Yes, when a store only allows you to get one of an item, and none of another it is rationing. This is what happens in pandemics, economic collapses or hyperinflation. The truth is that our economy is not what it was and our sweet tooths may end up suffering for it.
So what I am saying is plan out what you enjoy and maybe even how much you like to eat. If you know that your family lives happily with a large bag of assorted treats per month, then maybe pick up enough to last the year. Make sure to check expiration dates as well. You do not want to waste food or money on something that wont last long enough to enjoy. So plan ahead be careful and safe and enjoy life.