In the world of packaged Passover treats, one snack stands head and shoulders above the rest: Tam Tams, matzolike hexagons of crispy goodness excellent for scooping up any leftover charoset that may be lying around the fridge. (There’s even an everything flavor).

But in a shocking piece of news, the Manischewitz company, maker of Tam Tams, has announced that it won’t be producing Tam Tams this year. According to an article in the Star-Ledger, production problems at Manischewitz’s New Jersey plant are to blame. “‘We realized there are only so many hours in the day that we can make matzos, and something had to give,’ [Manischewitz spokesman David] Rossi said. That something turned out to be the Tam Tams.”

When Passover begins on April 19, the kosher-for-Passover-snack-cracker crowd will be forced to make do with inadequate solutions like, say, cutting down normal matzos to Tam size.

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