You may remember that we had to break the sad news that the Jos Louis factory was forced to shut down in April due to the flooding that was happening in the Beauce region at the time.\nProduction was forced to cease as police began to conducted evacuations in the area. Beauce was one of the regions that undeniably faced some of the worst floodings of the season.\nNow, it seems, our nightmares are coming true. There is a shortage of Jos Louis in Quebec.\nAccording to CJAD, there is now an official Jos Louis shortage as depanneurs and grocery stores have begun to run out of their stock of the tiny little cakes.\nView this post on Instagram Big Jos. Nick 🏈💥 #spotthejos #joslouisnation A post shared by Jos. Louis (@joslouisofficial) on Feb 6, 2018 at 8:29am PST\nAlso implicated in the shortage are other Vachon treasures, such as the May West and Half Moon cakes.\nThe Vachon factory, which resides in Ste-Marie just south of Quebec City, is still shut down with no set date to re-open.\nThe company has released a statement on their page that promises "Vachon will be back soon!" But they do confirm that production of the "beloved snack cakes has been temporarily halted."\nThe shut down was necessary to conduct the evacuation, but even now that the flooding has begun to subside, teams are still required to go in and conduct tests on the equipment and building to ensure safety.\nView this post on Instagram Sid The Kid, hungry for a Jos? #spotthejos #joslouisnation A post shared by Jos. Louis (@joslouisofficial) on Feb 4, 2018 at 8:23am PST\nCJAD confirms that "managers can't say when production may start up again," but you can subscribe to Vachon's e-mail list to get the latest news about when they hope to be up and running.\nThe parent company of Canada Brands has apparently started seeking out the Vachon cakes from other parts of North America to appease the demand of the Quebec market, according to CJAD.\nView this post on Instagram The Beginning of an Era #spotthejos #joslouisnation A post shared by Jos. Louis (@joslouisofficial) on Feb 3, 2018 at 6:11pm PST\nFor now, we'll just have to bide our time until the factory re-opens and we can surround ourselves in the fluffy chocolatey cakes once more.\nAnd if you see a box out there... will you buy one for me?\nTo read CJAD's full article, head to their page here.