We are having a crisis at The Sandbar.

The Shark Attack is one of our most popular drinks. It’s been wildly popular since we started serving it five years ago (has it really been that long?) and we know that the appeal is not only the refreshing cherry limeade taste of the drink, but also the little vinyl shark that cleverly holds the grenadine that makes the drink look like a Shark Attack. People have fun with this drink.


The problem? Our toy supplier, Fun Express, is currently out of stock of our little plastic friends. We typically go through at least a case of sharks a month, and that’s a lot of sharks. Over the last six months or so, the sharks have been out of stock various times, but they were always available a week or two later and we managed to get by.

But this time, the company tells us they won’t be back in stock for a couple months. This is bad, very bad. Dave and I have frantically been Google-ing "toy vinyl sharks" for the last few days, trying to find somewhere else on earth that sells these sharks.

Luckily, we think we may have found some. Cross your fingers.