We’ve seen it happen with cleaning supplies, paper products, bicycles, and fishing tackle. Now we can add mason jars to the list of things in short supply thanks for to the coronavirus.
According to Delish, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing a mason jar shortage since many people are doing more baking and cooking at home. CNN reports that double ring mason jar lids are especially in demand. One mason jar retailer says her online sales have increased by 600 percent.
Canning is one of many hobbies people have picked up this year as a way to relieve stress and feed their families during the pandemic. We’ve done a little bit of that in our home, but I have another use for mason jars. Once the lid or ring is damaged or lost, I like to sip whiskey or wine out of the small jars.
And why is it called canning if you use a mason jar? Shouldn’t it be called jarring?