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Candy shortage? Hershey’s says they can’t meet demand by Halloween

Citing Rising Cost Of Ingredients, Hershey's Raises Prices 8 Percent
CHICAGO, IL – JULY 16: Hershey’s chocolate bars are shown on July 16, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Hershey Co., the No.1 candy producer in the U.S., is raising the price of its chocolate by 8 percent due to the rising cost of cocoa. This is the company’s fist price increase in three years. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Trick or treaters might be getting alternate options at Halloween this year.

Hershey chief executive Michele Buck said on Thursday the company won’t be able to fully meet consumer demands this year due to capacity constraints.

Buck said Hershey makes its seasonal candies and all-year-round products on the same manufacturing equipment as its candy, and demand in candy has exceeded the company’s expectations.

“Given many of our everyday and seasonal products are made on the same line, we have needed to balance production over the past several months to improve everyday on-shelf availability and build seasonal inventory at the same time,” Buck said.