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Velveeta Cheese Shortage!!!

Uploaded: Jan 8, 2014
Apparently there is a plant that produces the faux cheese Velveeta that is limiting the product's availability during this crucial time of year of football playoffs and nacho dipping.

I loved eating Velveeta growing up, and likely have had a less than fair share when I attend tailgaters and house parties for a "big game," whatever that may be.

I note that the likes of brie and Vermont cheddar, delicious in their own way, don't work with chipping and dipping.

For many, Velveeta has its place. Too bad it may not be easily available.
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Posted by Joseph Pulitzer, a resident of Adobe-Meadows,
on Jan 10, 2014 at 6:20 am

Where's the rest of this article?


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Posted by RW, a resident of another community,
on Jan 10, 2014 at 9:20 am

Wasn't there a chicken wings "shortage" last year around Superbowl time? And years before that, an avodaco "shortage"? Companies know that marketing items as limited or soon-to-be unavailable will make more people buy them. Don't be tricked!
Try reading the book "Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy" by Martin Lindstrom. It's a great book on marketing tricks to get us to spend more.


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Posted by CrescentParkAnon., a resident of Crescent Park,
on Jan 10, 2014 at 10:51 am

I always scoffed at Velveeta ... processed cheese simulated nourishment or whatever ... but once I was dining at a friend's house and their broccoli with the cheese sauce on it was so tasty I had to ask them, what was the recipe for that amazing "cheese sauce" was on the broccoli. It was Velveeta of course. I don't have anything to do with it on principle these days ... but the stuff is pretty tasty. One thing about the American Food industry ... they really know their industrial chemistry~ ;-)


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