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El Milagro Corn Tortilla Shortage - Redux

masha | Sep 5, 202102:18 PM     8

As some of you may remember, early in the pandemic it was virtually impossible to find El Milagro brand corn tortillas in the Chicago area stores -- a combination of pandemic-related panic buying and the fire at the El Milagro bakery that shut down production.

Well, it's back .... I was at Caputo's in Elmwood Park today and there were literally no El Milagro (or other brand) corn tortillas available. A store employee said that El Milagro is having a worker shortage. Caputo's must not expect the situation to improve in the short term; the shelves where the El Milagro corn tortillas are usually displayed (over by the butcher counter) were completely stocked with various brands of flour tortilla products, with no "holes" left for restocking the corn tortillas.

Happily, I did find some El Milagro corn tortillas at the River Forest Jewel, although not nearly as many in stock as usual. (I was a good citizen. I only bought one pack.)

Sigh, another step backwards in the pandemic recovery -- albeit not as serious as the rising level of infections, but probably a side effect of them.

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