According to the Associated Press, there’s a lime shortage in the Mexican state of Michoacan after growers cut down their supply due to unrest caused by drug cartels, as well as flooding from heavy rain. Both are no good for lime lovers, and of course, even worse for the people living there.
Add in the drought in California and the price of limes is spiking, leading some airlines to drop limes from their beverage services — for now. The average price of a lime is about $0.56 as of last week, up from $0.31 during the same period a year ago.
The Good News: On May 22nd, the Mariners will be hosting a "Salute to Sriracha" at Safeco Field. $25 gets you a package including:
• Main Level Seat • Mariners Sriracha T-shirt • One Sriracha menu item: Sriracha Cream Cheese Hot Dog Sriracha Garlic Fries or Sriracha Milkshake
The Mariners will be playing the Houston Astros that day. (Also: Sriracha milkshakes are a thing? I'm pretty daring when it comes to food, but that doesn't sound appealing at all. As in, at all.)