Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The Town That Went Sugar Free...

As some may know, my Mom's birthday is this Saturday. Since she is not a huge fan of cake, I asked her if instead she would like me to make a big batch of oatmeal cranberry chocolate chip cookies (my recipe lol). She was all for that. So after a distressing trip to a local berry farm to buy some ridiculously overpriced berries (which taste pretty awful), I stopped at the only store in the two towns that has a semi grocery in it.

The shelf were sugar would usually be was completely empty...aside from a few bags of confectioners, and two very sad looking boxes of sugar cubes...So I went to the store manager. I really need sugar because I have no brown left, and well the cookies do require brown sugar.

Asked very politely if they had any brown sugar in the back. To which she replied...

"I am SO sorry. Some Amish guy came in and bought every single bag of brown and granulated sugar we had, while we were unloading it from the truck. There were almost 32 cases worth just of the brown and he just bought it ALL."

No I am not joking. Some Amish man bought the entire town out of sugar...there is no sugar...there will not be a delivery unless they do an emergency order for more than a week...The only other store we have that might carry sugar only carries the little bitty boxes of cubes. That guy bought roughly 100+ pounds worth of sugar if my calculations are right. I would really like to know WHAT he is going to do with it! I mean I have heard of having a sweet tooth, but this is ridiculous.

In the mean time...could I borrow a cup of sugar? lol

3 comments:

The Wife said...

Wow, maybe they are making a VERY BIG cookie! I can't believe he bought ALL the sugar. Really does make you wonder what's goin' on.

prairierunner said...

You could come get some from me and maybe "meet" somebody?!!

Paintsmh said...

Wife, I know scary thought.

Prairie, ohhh now THAT is an idea I could totally get behind...