All this hot weather means we could run out of crisps
Following fears of a shortage in beer, fizzy drinks and even crumpets, the UK is now facing threats of a crisp crisis.
Independent crisp maker, Pipers Crisps has warned that the Beast from the East, followed by weeks of hot weather, has played havoc with potato crops.
And it might be time to start stocking up as Pipers co-founder Alex Albone told the Sunday Times: Theres a danger we will have a crisp crisis.
The company only uses potatoes from the UK and Alex said seeking products from elsewhere would happen virtually over my dead body.
One frustrated tweeter wrote: First the CO2 shortage threatens beer supplies. Then crumpets. And no theres a crisp crisis looming. Its basically Armageddon.
There is a shortage of carbon dioxide which is making it more difficult to keep products on the shelves.
Potato farmer Andrew Francis told the publication that the condition of his crop over the past six months had been poor and if the heat continues we could see shortages in some vegetables, including potatoes.
We could even be left without lettuce in our salads as British Leafy Growers Association said the heatwave has stopped the UK crop growing.
Earlier this week, Tearmh Taylor, corporate and consumer affairs manager at Warburtons, revealed their struggle with producing the breakfast favourite.
She explained: As a result of the ongoing CO2 shortage, we are producing nowhere near the 1.5 million packs of crumpets we usually make each week and have had to suspend production at a number of our bakeries.
This will remain the case until the CO2 supply returns to normal, but rest assured we are working really hard to keep our products on Britains shelves.
That came after some pub chains reported they had temporarily short of of run out of John Smiths, Strongbow, Amstel and Birra Moretti.
The British Beer and Pub Association said stocks of the gas remained low but brewers were working their socks off to ensure a normal flow of beer.
Trade journal Gas World called it the worst supply situation to hit the European carbon dioxide business in decades.
The CO2 shortage has seen British supermarkets ration its fizzy drinks supply.
It is understood that a high number of factories where the gas is produced have closed.
The shortage can also be blamed on the high price of natural gas limiting production in the UK.