Having a hard time finding Topo Chico? There’s a shortage across the US

Topo Chico is one of Texas’ most beloved drinks

Topo Chico cheers
Topo Chico cheers (Tim J. Ingham)

A supply and demand issue combined with a shortage of raw materials is making it hard to find one of Texas’ most beloved drinks - Topo Chico.

A representative with Topo Chico told KSAT that the company is “working hard and implementing contingency plans to keep the products people love on shelves during this temporary shortage.”

While the spokesperson did not specify which raw material they’re having a hard time getting their hands on to make Topo Chico, many industries have been dealing with shortages of materials, including glass, since the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2017, FoodBev.com said 70% of U.S. sales of Topo Chico are from Texas.

KSAT sister station KPRC reported that Topo Chico stock is “temporarily tight across the country.”

Rambler Sparkling Water sent KSAT a statement Friday in response to the article that reads, “Rambler: Made here. In stock here. Clear across Texas.” Cheeky.

Topo Chico has been exclusively sourced from Cerro del Topo Chico in northern Mexico since 1895, according to the company’s website.

The full statement from Topo Chico is below:

“Due to extremely strong consumer demand and a shortage of raw materials, our stock of Topo Chico is temporarily tight. We’re working hard and implementing contingency plans to keep the products people love on shelves during this temporary shortage.”

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About the Author:

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.