Have you been to Walt Disney World lately and noticed something off? Well, there’s more than one thing off right now. That said, one change in particular you may have noticed is the ketchup packets at Disney’s restaurants.
Traditionally, Disney contracts with their food suppliers the delivery of tens of thousands of Heinz ketchup packets per month.
In April 2021, these Heinz ketchup packets were quietly replaced with the less-esteemed ‘Red Gold.’
The taste of this ketchup is not much different, and Red Gold is by no means a bad brand. But why dump Heinz?
Given Disney CFO’s previous complaints of rising food costs at Walt Disney World, the explanation is rather obvious. Money.
The real question is, just how much money is Disney saving in costs by switching out Heinz packets for Red Gold? Get ready, because this shocked us.
Based on data from the commercial food supplier Webstrauntstore.com, Red Gold ketchup packets of the same count and size cost ALMOST HALF what the Heinz packets do.
As they say, don’t hate the player, hate the game. This is one strategy Disney’s employed to fight inflation that looks to be paying off.