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Food

Dip Disaster: Velveeta Shortage May Be On The Horizon

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Photo of Bar Ama's queso dip by Krista Simmons/LAist
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Looks like Sriracha might not be the only product youneed to be stockpiling in your pantry. There may be a shortage of Velveeta on its way. And it's not pretty.

With football season at its peak and the Super Bowl on its way, this could spell disaster. There has already been a shortage of the Kraft-made product in some East Coast grocery stores.

Says AdAge:

According to an employee of a Brooklyn-area grocery, they weren't expecting shipments again until February due to a plant issue. When pressed for details, Kraft spokeswoman Jody Moore said: "I can tell you there is a combination of factors involved, but the driver is really the high demand." She added: "We really haven't heard much from consumers about it at all. It's a short-term issue amplified by the fact that this is a key time for the brand."
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How will one make queso dip without the neon orange "cheese product?" Whatever will we do without Josef Centeno's chorizo-spiked signature dish at Bar Ama? Will our bowls of elbow mac ever be the same?

Someone needs to fix this problem, stat.