There’s a new kind of shortage happening with this pandemic: ketchup.
Individual serving packets of ketchup are reportedly in short supply.
The suspected reasons for the shortage include more takeout deliveries and drive-thru orders and not sharing bottles of ketchup for sanitary reasons.
The new COVID shortage: ketchup packets! https://t.co/dg4yHiTX2s
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) April 6, 2021
Because of the demand, prices for ketchup packets have gone up about 13% since last year.
Kraft-Heinz is reportedly expected to increase the production of the packets by 25% this year!
What is your favorite brand of ketchup? What condiment do you always run out of?