South Yorkshire residents have been left reeling with the news that the country’s hummus supplies were at critical levels.
The single-dip recession kicked off when Sainsbury’s withdrew some lines of the chickpea-based snack due to “taste issues”.
M&S was also forced to pull some hummus products from their stores due to a factory problem, leading users to capture and tweet images of empty shelves.
A Sainsbury’s spokesperson put the problem was down to “a production issue at our supplier” - Bakkavor, who make the product for all three of the affected chains. The company has apparently confirmed an unusual taste but insist that there are no safety issues.
However, M&S have now calmed fears by stating the popular product was now back in stock and on sale in stores
A spokesperson for Marks & Spencer said: “Some of our hummus products were temporarily taken off shelf due to a supplier issue.
“We can reassure customers that our recipe hasn’t changed and that hummus is now back in store,” they added.
Yesterday, Sainsbury’s said it expects to be “fully stocked within a couple of days.”
A spokesperson for Sainsbury's said: “We’ve temporarily removed a number of houmous lines from sale due to a production issue at our supplier.
“We expect to be fully stocked within a couple of days and are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.”