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•  The Washington Post reports that Hershey is saying that global supply chain issues may impact the availability of candy like Kit Kats, Twizzlers and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups this Halloween season.

According to the Post, "Hershey said it began producing Halloween candy and chocolate in the spring. But because its everyday and seasonal products use the same production lines, the company was forced to recalibrate. When asked why the company had not shifted to an 'all-hands-on-deck' operation to produce as much seasonal candy as possible, chief executive Michele Buck said it opted to prioritize the more immediate need of replenishing store shelves now."

So this year we're in for more tricks than treats?  I guess we have to hope for another toilet paper shortage, so angry kids don't TP our houses…