Last year, a potential shortage of chicken wings threatened Super Bowl parties everywhere. This year's concern is a national scarcity of Velveeta.
According to Ad Age, shortages were reported at a few East Coast grocery stores. An employee at store in the Brooklyn-area told Ad Age that shipments would be delayed until February due to a plant issue. Kraft spokeswoman Judy Moore, responded to Ad Age's request for comment in an email:
Given the incredible popularity of Velveeta this time of year, it is possible consumers may not be able to find their favorite product on store shelves over the next couple of weeks. Our retail customers are aware of the situation and we expect it to be a short-term issue.
Moore attempted to calm concerns, explaining that "high demand" around this time of year drove the shortage, but insisted that it's a "short-term issue." Dip-lovers across the nation hope so.
[via Ad Age]