Oy vey, a shortage of matzoh in L.A.

Media in the Bay Area have been reporting all weekend on the difficulty of finding the unleavened crackers for Passover, due in part to big-box stores and Trader Joe's declining to carry it this year, hoarding by patrons and a production problem at the Manischewitz factory. Now an LA Observed reader says there was no matzoh to be found here either:

Hey Kevin,

This may not make the front page, but there appears to be a matzo shortage, at least in the Los Feliz area. My semi-observant Jewish wife is getting a bit desperate and has called around town. A manager at Gelson’s told my wife that there’s some problem at the Manischewitz factory that’s had a ripple effect throughout the area. This is anecdotal, of course, but my wife has called Ralph’s and Vons and heard the same story. The manager at Vons in Silverlake says that he tried to secure a few cases for valued customers, but no luck.

I have urged my wife to mix together flour, water and salt to create her own unleavened bread, but she has resisted. She tends to get bit edgy without a carb fix.

His identity is being protected here, for his own good. By the way, it's hit New Jersey too.

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