LONDON Just as Britain recovers from its national biscuit crisis, the nation has been hit with yet another cruel blow.
Britain is currently in the throes of a courgette crisis and it’s all down to cold weather in Italy and Spain and the increasing demand for spiralised courgetti, the Guardian reports.
So bad is the apparent courgette crisis, that clean-eating Brits are finding it nigh-on impossible to get hold of courgettes, also known as zucchini, and packs of courgetti.
“There has been severe weather in Southern Europe but we are working with our suppliers to maintain supply for our customers,” a spokesperson for supermarket Sainsbury’s said in a statement.
Brits are tweeting photos of tragic-looking empty shelves in supermarkets across the country, which are dashing their clean-living aspirations.
Some people are so desperate for courgettes, they’ve gone to multiple supermarkets, to no avail.
i’m not being funny but is there some sort of courgette shortage in huddersfield, went to morrisons, asda, lidl & TWO different sainsbury’s
char (@_charl0ttesweb) January 15, 2017
For others, the courgette crisis is a bridge too far after Brexit.
Some are finding the view of empty shelves too much to bear.
Others have suggested seasonal alternatives to the hard-to-reach vegetable.
Stay strong, Britain!