Every once in a while, we notice something strange in Disney World that catches our eye…
…but this week, we got more than we bargained for with a very bizarre Ketchup situation.
You may remember that earlier this week, we mentioned there was a bit of a ketchup crisis happening in the United States, and Heinz has admitted to having trouble keeping up with this larger demand for ketchup.
Well, folks, we’re here to tell you that it seems as if the ketchup crisis has reached Disney World (dun dun dunnn). But we are here to determine exactly what is going on with the ketchup?? For starters, do not panic! There is still ketchup in Disney World. There has just been a temporary brand switch at select locations.
We first discovered the ketchup swap at Hollywood Studios yesterday. We noticed that the usual Heinz ketchup had been replaced by a new-to-us brand, Red Gold Ketchup. With that, DFB was officially on the case!🕵️♀️
So, if you’re absolutely craving that Heinz fix, you can grab a whole bottle at the Riviera gift shop for only $2.79. Considering there’s a mass shortage, that’s not too bad a price! Plus, it is small enough to fit in your backpack, and would definitely last your whole trip…okay, yes, we clearly spent too long considering gift shop ketchup today.
All the other condiments in the bowls were still Heinz! We saw mustard, mayo, BBQ sauce, honey mustard, and even plain honey, so it really is just the ketchup that’s missing.
So…of course, we asked a Cast Member what was up, and here’s the scoop we got: the ketchup deliveries came in on Friday, and the distributor was all out of Heinz, but still had to deliver something. Thus, the new Red Gold ketchup. However, they didn’t seem worried about the change and told us that Disney’s contract is still with Heinz, so, as soon as it’s back in stock, we’ll start seeing Heinz again around the parks! You just may see a few random brands until Heinz can get ahead in terms of ketchup stock!
In the meantime, since we have no way of knowing when that restock might happen, if you’re a serious ketchup fan, this might be something you want to play ahead for! Otherwise, that giftshop Heinz ketchup is going to start looking pretty tempting… . But hey, the good news is that there is still ketchup in Disney World!! 😊
We will absolutely be keeping you posted on this important Disney food news, so stay tuned to hear the latest in the Great Disney Ketchup Saga!
If you need to distract yourself from all this ketchup drama, check out our thoughts on Disney’s newest snack!
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How are you coping with the ketchup shortage? Let us know in the comments!