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Blizzard 2015 causes kale shortage in New York City

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Part of the fun of preparing for a winter storm is to head to the local grocery store and stock up on provisions. That typically includes plenty of comfort foods, snacks and treats laden with sugar, salt and fat. By the time the first snowflakes drop, you'll be hard pressed to find a leftover bag of potato chips at pretty much every supermarket.

But in New York City, the historic blizzard has caused a kale shortage. On Monday, health conscious New Yorkers on Twitter bemoaned the absence of the beloved superfood on store shelves, a veritable "kale-pocalypse." The situation is leaving quinoa very lonely. (Some New Yorkers report they've had little luck finding a box of that great grain as well.)

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