Americans Divided Over a Condiment

Love it or hate it, 'Mayochup' likely coming to US stores
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2018 6:03 AM CDT
Yay or nay?   (Heinz)

(Newser) – Americans are just 120,000 votes away from getting their hands on "Mayochup." Ahead of the summer grilling season, Heinz took to Twitter on Wednesday to tease a US release of its bottled mayonnaise-ketchup combination, already sold in some Middle East countries. "Want #mayochup in stores? 500,000 votes for 'yes' and we’ll release it to you saucy Americans," the company said, launching a poll that ends Sunday. There's a very good chance "Mayochup" will indeed end up in stores, with 380,000 "yes" votes as of this writing. But with 45% of the vote, the "no" camp is also making itself heard. Some worry about "another bottle clogging up the refrigerator." Others complain Heinz is ripping off "Fry Sauce," already widely sold.

"While I often dream of a world in which I can dip fried potatoes in fry sauce from coast to coast, I could not purchase or use a product that won't meet the necessary quality standards of fry sauce," one passionate fan said of Heinz’s product, per the Chicago Tribune. Still, Heinz hopes to appeal to critics should Americans approve "Mayochup," which one user thinks "sounds like what you throw up after eating bad mayonnaise." Nicole Kulwicki, director of marketing, says the company "will be giving the nation a say in our final name," per USA Today. "We know our friends in Idaho and Utah are passionate about Fry Sauce, and we've seen lots of other great suggestions online," she adds. "Ketchonaise" is another possible name being floated. (Read more Kraft Heinz Company stories.)

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