Customers Freaking Out Over Iced Coffee Shortage

Disgruntled customers have taken to social media to point out a big gap on supermarket shelves where their beloved Farmers Union Iced Coffee usually sits.

Despite shopping around, many people in South Australia can't get their hands on a single two-litre bottle of the cold stuff, so they've gone straight to the source -- the Farmers Union Iced Coffee Facebook page.

One woman claimed she tried "six shops" but there wasn't a Famers Union 2L  in sight.

Another tried Coles, IGA, Woolworths, Foodland and Aldi with no success.

"Do we declare a national emergency? There will be riots! Help!"  she said.

IMAGE: Farmers Union Iced Coffee via Facebook

To put things into perspective, this particular brand of iced coffee has reached 'icon status" in SA.

So much so that Farmers Union Iced Coffee outsells Coca-Cola almost two to one.

So why the shortage?

Lion Dairy & Drinks, who own the iced coffee brand, said tough conditions had impacted supply.

"Extreme weather conditions — including drought, together with significant cost increases across water, feed and energy — have contributed to the challenges facing dairy production in Australia, which has resulted in lower milk supply and increased milk price," a spokesperson told the ABC.

As a result, the company has come up short.

IMAGE: Farmers Union Iced Coffee

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But don't stress, the good news is, extra milk has been found and shelves are being re-stocked.

So to the bloke that said he was "dying for a good scull", you'll be able to get your coffee fix in no time.