Like all dealings with major peddlers of foodstuffs you love, however, this seems to have boiled down to a matter of dollars and cents. Canada's a huge, huge place housing a much smaller population than the United States. For Hormel, the multinational corporation that acquired Skippy in 2013, maybe it just didn't make monetary sense to funnel Skippy jars through the same distribution paths anymore.
Ultimately though, Canada's children will be the ones to suffer this cataclysmic travesty. Their tears will roll into the Hudson Bay and without Skippy's familiar warmth heating the nation's heart, tundra will be all that remains.
"It's been our favorite peanut butter of choice," Ontario's Larry May explained to CBC. He and his wife Lori leaned on Skippy for all 26 years of marriage. Other brands simply don't cut it, they said. "The kids were raised on it."
Fortunately for the Mays, they were able to stock up on jars. They have seven left, and in the future they will have to make trips to the United States to find their go-to brand of spreadable goodness. They don't have a ton of options otherwise; buying jars online from vendors like Amazon can get prohibitively expensive, starting at $10/jar and more when you factor in shipping.
It doesn't sound like Hormel has any plans to bring Skippy back though. As a spokesman told the CBC: "It was an incredibly difficult decision to withdraw Skippy peanut butter from the Canadian market."
If you have a soul, and if you don't live in Canada, the next time you visit your friends up north, you know what to do.