Canadians, brace yourselves — Skippy brand peanut butter, owned by U.S.-based Hormel Foods, is no longer being sold in Canada. According to CBC News, the brand’s crunchy and smooth offerings have been disappearing from shelves as grocery stores are nearing the end of their supply.
"It was an incredibly difficult decision to withdraw Skippy peanut butter from the Canadian market," a spokesperson told CBC News. Although the company decided the fate of the peanut butter months ago due to competition and pricing that wasn’t profitable, there has been a rush to stock up on jars while they’re still available.
While there are other peanut butter brands in the country, Canadians still aren’t happy about their Skippy supply coming to an end.
Why can't I find @Skippy peanut butter in stores anymore? It's the only one my tree-nut allergic toddler can safely eat. ☹️
— Farren (@FarrenSquare) November 4, 2016
— lindseyr (@lindseyr) May 4, 2017
— Graham Hatch (@graham_hatch) May 3, 2017
"I'm really mad at Skippy," said Jim Hazzard, a Skippy fan from Alliston, Ontario, who says that he was able to grab the last two jars of peanut butter at one store. "I'm very careful how much I use.”
The peanut butter is no longer available in Canadian stores, but can still be purchased online through Amazon at a higher price.