News

Velveeta shortage may ruin your Super Bowl party

Velveeta shortage may ruin your Super Bowl party

CHEESY GOODNESS: What if this Velveeta shortage leads to a whole black market for processed cheese? Photo: Associated Press

With the Super Bowl just weeks away America could be facing a huge chili con queso conundrum: try not to panic, but we might be facing a shortage of the melty, gooey goodness known as Velveeta.

On Tuesday Advertising Age was the first to report that high consumer demand (it is definitely cheese dip season), paired with a “plant issue” could mean a lack of shelf-stable processed cheese product that pairs perfectly with Ro-Tel canned tomatoes and competition sports.

Ad Age reports that a shortage at some East Coast grocers prompted the investigation into the whereabouts of the good old “liquid gold.”

A Kraft spokeswoman says the company hasn’t “heard much about it from consumers at all” but that could be because no one warned them. So, consider yourself warned.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Durbin Endorses Obama OT Proposal

Fresh
durbin

Raises threshold for salaried employees to be exempt from overtime pay

in Local

Safety First with Fireworks

Fresh
fireworks

It’s that time of year — fireworks, both legal and illegal, are out — and they’re dangerous. Bottle rockets, sparklers…

in Local

Comptroller: What Can and Can’t Be Paid During Impasse?

money

Whether state workers can or should be paid without a state budget seems to be a contentious point between the Attorney General and Comptroller.

in Local

New President of Robert Morris University Illinois Has Springfield Connection

RMU President Mablene Krueger

RMU grad Mablene Krueger replaces Michael Violtt.

in Local

City Council to Reconsider Eliminating Vacation Payout

6-30-15 Springfield City Council

The Springfield City Council could finally be poised to consider nixing a plan that gives city employees a higher retirement benefit, at the expense of unused vacation pay.