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BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 02: A shopper holds a frozen vegan pizza in a Veganz vegan grocery store on February 2, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Veganz has three stores in Berlin and sells a wide range of vegan foods. Vegan food offerings are a growing trend in Berlin with more and more restaurants and shops specializing in purely plant-based products as an alternative to conventional meat or dairy-based foods. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

First it was toilet paper and paper towels, and now it’s frozen pizza! The coronavirus pandemic has caused shortages of various products as people stock up on supplies as they shelter in place in their homes. The latest food item to get this treatment is frozen pizza. Adweek reports that during the month of March, Americans bought $275 million worth of frozen pizza, which is an increase of 92 percent from the same time period the previous year (and some brands have reported increased sales as much as 190 percent.) The possibility of a frozen pizza shortage caused a stir on social media.