This will rather be a Christmas with little to no Simba chips for family get together. South Africa is facing potato shortage, limiting, and delaying the production of the Simba product brand.
With the shortage of potatoes, supermarkets have had to watch on over as shelves got empty by the day. An alert was sent out to the public that the country is under a shortage of potatoes that help manufacture the favourite all time Simba brand.
It is then that Africa Newz came to the realisation that for a while now, Lays have been hard to find at our popular supermarket stores such as Pick n Pay, Shoprite and Checkers, having the stores fill up the Lays section with more simba or other brands.
There’s a huge possibility that families won’t have to enjoy their Christmas the traditional way with a few packets of Simba Chips on to pass around and share as per usual. Many stores are already out of stock leaving people to opt for other brands that make use of corn instead of potatoes.
Not only the Simba production is affected, but other businesses also that makes use of potatoes are at a worrying stage at the moment. Local food business that sells fried/ flap chips, Kotas and other plates that contain potatoes in.
Entrepreneurs of such operations are concerned of the possibilities of having to close down the stores until the supply of potatoes is back to normal, they are worried about having to make extra income this holidays from youngsters who chill at the corners with friends enjoying local food from nearby stalls