Breading Lightly: Icy Weather Leads to Supermarket Shortages

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DALLAS — When it comes to winter storms, there are certain behaviors you can count on: bonehead drivers and bone-dry store shelves.

Bread and milk are the staple foods for hoarding.  It doesn't matter how short or how long the weather event is - these two things are the first to go.

On Sunday, the checkout line near you had a long line of carts at every register.  And back in 2013, during that cobblestone ice, the bread shelves were empty.  That's not much of a selection between wheat or white!

We're not really sure why bread and milk are the first to go.  Milk sours, and you know what bread becomes after a while.  But you can bet there will be a run on this stuff the next time the ice comes.

Here's an idea, just stock-up now on Twinkies and SPAM.  That'll last you a few years.  Or decades, if not centuries.