Little Debbie Snack Cakes No Longer Being Sold?

By Tiffany Velasquez | Updated

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People are questioning if Little Debbie is going out of business. Changes are happening as to where the beloved snacks are being sold … but breathe a sigh of relief. The company is still in business, and for the most part, you can easily pick up a box of Honey Buns, Cosmic Brownies, or any of your other favorite Little Debbie snacks

Little Debbie is not going out of business anytime soon. However, the company is no longer distributing to commissaries on Military Bases in the United States. Additionally, the company has paused distribution to Canada. 

Commissaries in the United States will no longer carry Little Debbie products based on the high cost of regulatory standards. The price is simply too high to continue supplying products to the Defense Commissary Agency and Navy Exchange Service. The company hopes this might spark a change to streamline contractor regulations in the federal sector. 

This decision to no longer supply Little Debbie snacks and goods to commissaries was not an easy decision. A commissary is essentially a grocery store that is exclusive to military personnel, veterans, and family members who have authorization. Commissaries are located on military bases throughout the United States and the world.

Little Debbie has recognized the significance of having some of the comforts of home, like their beloved snacks and cakes. They confirmed this decision to no longer offer products to commissaries with a heavy heart. Despite no longer supplying Little Debbie products, the company reiterated its support for those that have selflessly served this country.  

The decision to no longer distribute Little Debbie products to Canada was not the decision of the Little Debbie company. Canada made the decision to end business with the company. This is likely to be a permanent decision but if there is enough interest, Canada may change its mind and seek to renew the partnership.

Little Debbie is not actively looking to reestablish a partnership with Canada following the Canadian decision to cut ties. The reason for the split is unclear but what is clear is that the decision was made solely by Canada. Canadians are already voicing their concern and longing for the iconic snacks. 

Some customers are pleading to get Little Debbie back on the shelves. For the time being, Canadians will have to purchase their Little Debbie snack of choice online or take a trip across the border into the United States to secure their snack cake vice. 

While Canadians are suffering with the unavailability of Little Debbie on their shelves, Americans can feel relief in the fact that their snacks are here to stay. For those who live on military bases in the United States, there is a simple solution to the problem of the snacks no longer being sold in commissaries. A trip to an off-base grocery store will be a simple solution. 

Little Debbie has been around for nearly 90 years. They have no plans of going out of business any time soon. For as long as they can, they will be supplying their long list of tasty treats.