If you weren't aware, there is a shortage of cream cheese! And yes, this shortage is the result of the pandemic. As many of us were stuck at home in the last year, we were baking more, including, apparently, recipes with cream cheese. The demand rose higher than the supply and here we are today!
Kraft is the maker of Philadelphia Cream Cheese and they are asking consumers to temporarily create a new dessert, other than cheesecake, for the holidays. In fact, they will pay you $20 if you make something else! Friday and Saturday (December 17th and 18th), they will have a website set up where you can upload your alternate dessert receipt and they will reimburse you.