Ice Cream Crisis Rocks Northeast
Lawmaker up in arms over Good Humor shortage
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jun 21, 2012 2:50 PM CDT
Updated Jun 24, 2012 7:00 PM CDT
A Toasted Almond bar, as pictured on Good Humor's website.   (Good Humor)

(Newser) – Forget your concerns about the eurozone—we've got a real crisis on our hands. Northeasterners are grappling with a shortage of three crucial Good Humor bars: the Toasted Almond, Chocolate Eclair, and Candy Center Crunch. The company blames the problem on high demand during a hot spring. "We are confident that all issues will be resolved by mid-summer," says a rep. That might not be soon enough for some; indeed, a Long Island lawmaker called a press conference yesterday to discuss the matter, Gawker notes.

"The Toasted Almond's such an old-time thing from the 1950s," says an ice cream truck owner. "It's just such a basic thing we've always had." The West Coast hasn't felt the pain; Toasted Almond just isn't as popular there, the AP reports. There is hope, however, for the Northeast, where you can still snap up the bars in grocery stores. We at Newser aren't the only ones who are worried:

  • Gawker has tagged the story "End of Days."
  • The Consumerist warns of a "Horrific Ice Cream Bar Shortage."
  • The New York Post calls it "one heck of an ice cream headache."

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Jun 25, 2012 8:57 AM CDT
funny, I thought that lawmakers have always had a poor sense of humor.
Jun 24, 2012 11:55 PM CDT
At least this shortage hasn't affected the Strawberry Shortcake ice cream bar. I could not take that.
Jun 24, 2012 11:04 PM CDT
I'm not an ice cream fan so I don't think I have to worry but I must admit, every once in a blue moon, one of those chocolate eclairs are mighty good. It has been a few years though.