Lime Shortage Bad Timing for Cinco de Mayo


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – You may notice something missing from your margarita on this Cinco de Mayo.

There’s a lime shortage here in the U.S.

Baesler’s Market tells us it’s because of a very wet month of April in Mexico, where we get most of our limes.

Limes are not only low in number, but they’re also small.

They’re also more expensive.  They normally price at 59 cents each.

Today, they’re selling for a $1.19 each.

“On top of that, there were two hijacked trucks in Mexico that resulted in limes being sold on the black market,” said Paul Engle, the produce manager at Baesler’s Market.

Baesler’s Market expects the lime market to return to normal in about a month. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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