You may need to make whipped cream the old fashioned way for your holiday dishes this year.
The Chicago-based food manufacturer that makes the popular Reddi-wip, Conagra Brands, confirmed Monday they have only a limited supply of nitrous oxide this year, according to the Chicago Tribune.
An industrywide shortage of the propellant used to create aerosol toppings was sparked from a fatal explosion at a nitrous oxide plant in Florida over the summer, the newspaper reported.
A Conagra Brands spokesperson told the Tribune that stores still have the product in stock, but supplies may be limited during the peak holiday season.
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“We're encouraging people to buy it early," the spokesperson said in an interview with the Tribune. “There will be a shortage if people buy at the typical levels during the holidays."
The shortage is expected to impact all brands that use nitrous oxide in their food products.