Kraft will pay you to not make cheesecake this holiday season

  

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Via:  perrie-halpern  •  5 months ago  •  84 comments

By:   Morgan Sung

Kraft will pay you to not make cheesecake this holiday season
In light of the national cream cheese shortage, Kraft is offering customers $20 to bring another dessert to holiday gatherings instead of cheesecake.

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In light of the national cream cheese shortage, Kraft is offering customers $20 to bring another dessert to holiday gatherings instead of cheesecake.

Supply chain issues have disrupted United States markets for months, leading to shortages of medical supplies, liquor, athleisure, toys, gasoline and other items, and now cream cheese. In New York, bagel shops are struggling to meet the demand for the condiment, The New York Times reported, as suppliers' inventories run dry.

In response, Kraft, which manufactures Philadelphia Cream Cheese, is offering 18,000 people a $20 reimbursement for buying desserts that don't involve cream cheese this holiday season.

"A delicious cheesecake is a holiday tradition that many families look forward to," the company wrote on a site promoting the deal. "So, if cheesecake is on less holiday tables this year, we want to make sure that you still get that holiday feeling, even if through other desserts."

Would-be cream cheese buyers can enter to claim one of 10,000 spots on the promotion website beginning Friday at 12 p.m. EST. An additional 8,000 slots will open Saturday at 12 p.m. EST.

Those who land a spot will receive a unique link from Kraft. Upon confirmation of the reservation, customers can then buy "any dessert," as long as they get a receipt dated between Friday and Dec. 24.

Starting Dec. 28, customers can use their unique link to submit their receipt for a "chance to receive a $20 digital reward," according to the promotion website.

The supply shortage may not be going away any time soon.

A spokesperson for Kraft told The New York Times that the company continues to "see elevated and sustained demand" for a number of its products.

"As more people continue to eat breakfast at home and use cream cheese as an ingredient in easy desserts, we expect to see this trend continue," the spokesperson said.


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epistte
Junior Principal
1  epistte    5 months ago

 What can I get for cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting?  Or carrot cake.............

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.1  JBB  replied to  epistte @1    5 months ago

Royal icing or caramel will work on cinnamon rolls...

Carrot cake is not the same without cream cheese.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2  Buzz of the Orient    5 months ago

A fantastic concept.  Do you think I can get YouTube to pay me because I can't open its website here?

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3  devangelical    5 months ago

time to ration it down to a 1/2" layer on both sides of the bagel I guess...

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
Professor Guide
3.1  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  devangelical @3    5 months ago
time to ration it down to a 1/2" layer on both sides of the bagel I guess...

No wonder we get along so well.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.1.1  devangelical  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @3.1    5 months ago

I will resist the temptation of a public reply with the next obvious joke here and let "the readers" imagination run with it.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
Professor Guide
3.1.2  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  devangelical @3.1.1    5 months ago
I will resist the temptation of a public reply with the next obvious joke here and let "the readers" imagination run with it.

The next knock on your door will be me with a basket full of cream cheese.  

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.1.3  devangelical  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @3.1.2    5 months ago

just walk in, I'll be in the kitchen wearing an altered bagel.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4  Kavika     5 months ago

Thank goodness it's a cream cheese shortage and not toilet paper.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
4.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Kavika @4    5 months ago

Considering how creamed cheese goes through me, by not eating it, I won't have the TP problem

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
Professor Guide
4.2  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Kavika @4    5 months ago
Thank goodness it's a cream cheese shortage and not toilet paper.

On a somewhat related note, remember when you posted this:

It still makes me laugh.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
4.2.1  Kavika   replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @4.2    5 months ago

I do remember and it still makes me ROTFL.

 
 
 
shona1
Junior Participates
5  shona1    5 months ago

Evening...make a typical Aussie Christmas dessert...a pavlova..

Meringue, cream, strawberries or passionfruit on top..the $20 is a given..

Forget the cheesecake...

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
5.1  JBB  replied to  shona1 @5    5 months ago

That is how Oklahomans feel about their pecan pie.

 
 
 
shona1
Junior Participates
5.1.1  shona1  replied to  JBB @5.1    5 months ago

Evening JBB...heard of it but never tasted it.. will have a squizz on Google...

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
5.1.2  JBB  replied to  shona1 @5.1.1    5 months ago

Pecan Pie Porn...

original

 
 
 
shona1
Junior Participates
5.1.3  shona1  replied to  JBB @5.1.2    5 months ago

I assume it tastes nice as it does seem very popular over there...

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Masters Principal
5.1.4  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  shona1 @5.1.3    5 months ago

Too damn sweet and rich for me. Just give me the pecans and I am good.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
5.1.5  Trout Giggles  replied to  shona1 @5.1.3    5 months ago

It's really easy to make, too. Do you pecans in Australia? You could use another type of tree nut that's popular in Australia

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
5.1.6  JBB  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @5.1.4    5 months ago

My ancient mom still races the squirrels to get to the pecans from her trees. She usually gets about a hundred pounds shelled on good years, but a late freeze can wiped out a crop.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
5.1.7  devangelical  replied to  JBB @5.1.2    5 months ago

I almost lapsed into a diabetic coma just looking at that.

 
 
 
shona1
Junior Participates
5.1.8  shona1  replied to  Trout Giggles @5.1.5    5 months ago

Morning trout...yes I have seen pecans here in Woolworths... macadamia nuts I don't think are any good for cooking, just straight eating .

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
5.1.9  Trout Giggles  replied to  shona1 @5.1.8    5 months ago

I've seen macadamia nuts in cookies, but I don't think they would hold up in a pie

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
6  Sparty On    5 months ago

Luckily i had just bought a mega pack prior to this latest supply snafu.   Think there is six or eight boxes in there.

Taking bids for anyone who wants to make cheese cake.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
7  Trout Giggles    5 months ago

Why is there a shortage of cream cheese? Don't we have dairy cows in the US? Don't we have creameries in the US? Are you telling me my Philly cream cheese comes from overseas??????

Unacceptable!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
7.1  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Trout Giggles @7    5 months ago

Yeah, I don't get this. I live in the second most dairy state, so I've seen milk cows, so why no cream cheese?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
7.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @7.1    5 months ago

My dad owned a dairy farm for awhile in PA. Lots and lots of dairy farms (COWS!) in PA....and a short distance to Philadelphia

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
7.1.2  Kavika   replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @7.1    5 months ago

I'll bet you didn't see any Cream Cheese cows, did you?

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
7.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @7    5 months ago

 The pandemic has heavily affected the dairy industries in both China and the United States through similar mechanisms, such as decreased farmgate milk prices, disruption and difficulties of moving milk within the supply chains, worker shortages, increased production costs, and lack of operating capital.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Masters Principal
7.3  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Trout Giggles @7    5 months ago

Well this should help everyone understand a little bit better

The cream cheese shortage wreaking havoc on bagel shops and bakeries is, in part, due to a cyberattack on the biggest U.S. cheese manufacturer.

Schreiber Foods in Wisconsin, which makes cheese slices for most of the top burger chains in America and has a cream cheese business rivaling Kraft’s, closed for days in October after hackers compromised its plants and distribution centers. While that may not sound like a long time, the company is big enough that the lost production shook U.S. markets.

Making the situation worse, the shutdown occurred at the height of cream cheese demand. Americans are doing more holiday baking and buying more cakes, and cream cheese is a common dessert ingredient. People are still working and eating breakfast at home, so they’re buying more cream cheese from grocery stores for their morning bagels. Add to that all the labor constraints and logistics headaches caused by the pandemic, and the fact that cream cheese is fresh, so there aren’t huge reserves. There just hasn't been enough schmear to go around.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
7.3.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @7.3    5 months ago

That doesn't explain why Kraft is having a problem filling orders for Philly cream cheese. This company is a rival to Kraft.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Masters Principal
7.3.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Trout Giggles @7.3.1    5 months ago

Therein, more than likely, lies the problem. Due to the fact that the rival can't catch up, Kraft has probably had a run on theirs because they could deliver even it if was short lived. I have a feeling that the restaurant/deli business may be a lot bigger than what you and I use.

 
 
 
Hallux
Sophomore Principal
7.3.3  Hallux  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @7.3    5 months ago
they’re buying more cream cheese from grocery stores for their morning bagels.

Up here that would also mean a shortage of smoked salmon and capers. As to bagels, what we produce in Montreal are the real thing.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
7.3.4  Trout Giggles  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @7.3.2    5 months ago

Ahhh....now it all makes sense. Thanks for explaining that

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
7.3.5  Sparty On  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @7.3.2    5 months ago

I thought Kraft owned Philly.

But that's just my pea-brain at work .......

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
7.3.6  Trout Giggles  replied to  Sparty On @7.3.5    5 months ago

They do

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Principal
7.4  sandy-2021492  replied to  Trout Giggles @7    5 months ago

I'll have to check my grocery stores.  I bought some cream cheese for bagels, but that was a few weeks ago.  We have a dairy farm right in our town (lovely smell on hot summer days), so we shouldn't have shortages of anything dairy.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
7.4.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  sandy-2021492 @7.4    5 months ago
We have a dairy farm right in our town (lovely smell on hot summer days)

LOL...I remember well

 
 
 
evilgenius
PhD Guide
8  evilgenius    5 months ago

I don't eat cream cheese, or sour cream or ranch...

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
Professor Guide
8.1  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  evilgenius @8    5 months ago
I don't eat cream cheese, or sour cream or ranch...

I had two comments for this:  Why? or WTF?  

WhyWTF?

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
8.2  Ender  replied to  evilgenius @8    5 months ago

I agree with the ranch. Yuck.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
8.2.1  devangelical  replied to  Ender @8.2    5 months ago

my kids put that stuff on everything. plain ranch, blech... peppercorn ranch, acceptable...

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
8.2.2  Ender  replied to  devangelical @8.2.1    5 months ago

I use to see a woman that dipped her french fries in ranch.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
8.2.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ender @8.2    5 months ago

Me, too. Hate that stuff

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
8.2.4  devangelical  replied to  Ender @8.2.2    5 months ago

seeing it put on pizza is what gets me...  ....>hurl<...

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
8.2.5  Sparty On  replied to  Ender @8.2.2    5 months ago

Better than mayo like the Brits

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
8.2.6  Ender  replied to  devangelical @8.2.4    5 months ago

On pizza? I have seen people use that Catalina but never ranch.

Would ruin a perfectly good pizza.

 
 
 
JaneDoe
Sophomore Silent
8.2.7  JaneDoe  replied to  Sparty On @8.2.5    5 months ago

I have a friend who does that and it’s not even Hellmann’s, yuk!

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
8.2.8  Ender  replied to  Sparty On @8.2.5    5 months ago

Not a big mayo fan either.

When I was a kid, for a snack my father use to put mayo on saltine crackers...

Kinda ruined it for me.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
8.2.9  Gsquared  replied to  Ender @8.2.2    5 months ago

In Belgium you can get fries with garlic mayonnaise or other options.  The garlic mayonnaise was really good with the fries.

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
8.2.10  Sparty On  replied to  JaneDoe @8.2.7    5 months ago

I tried it once with some Royal Marines we were training with.   Hated it and it almost turned into fight because i refused to do it after that.

Those limeys .... crazy bastards.

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
8.2.11  Sparty On  replied to  Ender @8.2.8    5 months ago

The big fight in our family was over Mayo or Miracle Whip.   My poor mother had to have both because of it.  

I didn't care either way.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
8.2.12  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ender @8.2.8    5 months ago

Me, neither. I hate the stuff and get really offended when it ends up on my sammich. I don't even like it for making salads like egg, potato, and tuna

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
8.3  Sparty On  replied to  evilgenius @8    5 months ago

I love cream cheese, sour cream and ranch ..... clearly the main reason for our vast partisan divide.

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Oh and by the way, American cheese still makes the best grilled cheese sandwich for kids.  

By far, just ask them.

 
 
 
shona1
Junior Participates
8.4  shona1  replied to  evilgenius @8    5 months ago

Morning evil....errr what is ranch??

We have mayo, sour cream etc but never heard of that....

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
8.4.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  shona1 @8.4    5 months ago

It's a horrible dip/dressing that most people put on everything. It's supposed to be made with butttermilk but it gets made with mayonnaise which makes it 10 times as bad. I tell servers that if I see ranch on my plate I will scream bloody murder.

I really, really, really hate the foul stuff

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Principal
8.4.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.4.1    5 months ago

I would rather eat a salad naked (the salad, not myself) than eat it with ranch dressing.  It's disgusting.

 
 
 
evilgenius
PhD Guide
8.4.3  evilgenius  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.4.2    5 months ago
I would rather eat a salad naked (the salad, not myself) than eat it with ranch dressing.

Oh I'll eat a salad either way. um.. don't laugh it's really cold in here! jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
Professor Guide
8.4.4  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.4.2    5 months ago
I would rather eat a salad naked (the salad, not myself)

Party pooper.

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Quiet
8.4.5  charger 383  replied to  sandy-2021492 @8.4.2    5 months ago

I like salad without dressing

 
 
 
epistte
Junior Principal
8.4.6  epistte  replied to  shona1 @8.4    5 months ago

Ranch dressing is horrific.

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
9  Kathleen    5 months ago

My daughter makes a good pumpkin roll, looks like we may not be able to make it... bummer.

 
 
 
JaneDoe
Sophomore Silent
9.1  JaneDoe  replied to  Kathleen @9    5 months ago

Maybe you could try a different brand?

 I always use philly cream cheese but I did get a different brand from aldi once. Although not the same it wasn’t bad. I wonder if this is just a Kraft Heinz issue.

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
9.1.1  Kathleen  replied to  JaneDoe @9.1    5 months ago

I am going to the store today and I will...

You are right, sometimes they have a store brand.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
9.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  JaneDoe @9.1    5 months ago

See my comment at #7.2

 
 
 
JaneDoe
Sophomore Silent
9.1.3  JaneDoe  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @9.1.2    5 months ago

I saw it. 

The pandemic has heavily affected the dairy industries in both China and the United States

I believe Aldi is a German company. Did you mean to include Germany in your comment also?

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
9.1.4  JBB  replied to  JaneDoe @9.1.3    5 months ago

There are two thousand ALDI stores in the US selling the same products as everyone else...

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
9.1.5  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  JaneDoe @9.1.3    5 months ago

I was only aware of the US and China problem when I researched this.

 
 
 
JaneDoe
Sophomore Silent
9.1.6  JaneDoe  replied to  JBB @9.1.4    5 months ago

Thanks for that info. I just went online and my Aldis has plenty.

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Kathleen
Professor Principal
9.1.7  Kathleen  replied to  JaneDoe @9.1.3    5 months ago

I just got back from the store and there was plenty of Philadelphia cream cheese on the shelves. It is not a shortage where I am.

 
 
 
JaneDoe
Sophomore Silent
9.1.8  JaneDoe  replied to  Kathleen @9.1.7    5 months ago

Good, now you and your daughter can make those pumpkin rolls but you don’t get a shot at the $20 Kraft Heinz is offering. Bummer huh? Lol

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
9.1.9  Kathleen  replied to  JaneDoe @9.1.8    5 months ago

Oh that's right... jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Hallux
Sophomore Principal
10  Hallux    5 months ago

I guess it's time to perfect Jello Pie ... oh damn it already has been:

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Kavika
Professor Principal
11  Kavika     5 months ago

I suspect that this shortage of Cream Cheese is a plot by the ''Deep State''.

The dirty bastards. /s

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
12  Kavika     5 months ago

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Ender
Professor Principal
13  Ender    5 months ago

I don't think we have ever had a cheesecake at Christmas.

 
 
 
Hallux
Sophomore Principal
13.1  Hallux  replied to  Ender @13    5 months ago

Ditto.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
13.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ender @13    5 months ago

I know we never did. My mother hated cheese. But we got apple, pumpkin, cherry, and lemon meringue pie. Coconut cream, too

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
14  Gsquared    5 months ago

Since I am severely lactose intolerant (yes, one of those intolerant liberals), my wife sometimes makes a cheese cake using soy cream cheese.  I can guarantee that it is absolutely delicious.  For the crust she uses graham crackers, but a couple of times she crumbled up lemon wafer cookies as the crust and the lemony flavor suffused the entire cheesecake.  It was heavenly!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
14.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Gsquared @14    5 months ago

That sounds good. I used to have a recipe for a cheesecake that called for an oatmeal crust. It was delicious but I lost the recipe

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
14.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Trout Giggles @14.1    5 months ago

You can find all kinds of recipes using Google.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
14.1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Gsquared @14.1.1    5 months ago

I could....LOL!

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
14.2  devangelical  replied to  Gsquared @14    5 months ago

I have a cousin that is lactose intolerant. when we were kids we spent the summers on the ranch together. instead of milk on his cereal, he'd put OJ or grape juice on it. after my initial reaction, I actually liked cereal better that way.

 
 
 
Moose Knuckle
Freshman Participates
15  Moose Knuckle    5 months ago

You'd have to pay and I would still refuse to use a Kraft product in my dessert.

 
 

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