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Americans Divided Over a Condiment

Love it or hate it, 'Mayochup' likely coming to US stores

(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,... More »

Heinz Finally OKs Don Draper's Ketchup Ad

Good things come to those who wait, 'Mad Men'

(Newser) - Don Draper just landed a big account at the ripe old age of 91, as Heinz has decided that the fictional version of itself depicted in a 2013 Mad Men episode made a judgment error in rejecting his 1960s ketchup idea. Draper's pitch—the burger, the fries, the steak,... More »

Cops: Naked Woman Let Men Cover Her in Ketchup

'That [expletive] was fun'

(Newser) - A young woman is in trouble with police after allegedly letting a group of men treat her like a hot dog—a naked, riot-inciting hot dog—at a Miami Beach Johnny Rockets earlier this month, the New York Daily News reports. According to the Miami New Times , things got off... More »

Israel Declares That Heinz Isn't Ketchup

Instead, it is tomato seasoning

(Newser) - Heinz may mean ketchup in America, but in Israel, it's now mere "tomato seasoning." The nation's health ministry has decreed that Heinz's version doesn't have enough "tomato solids" to qualify as ketchup and has downgraded it accordingly, reports the Times of Israel . The... More »

Heinz Pioneers Sriracha Ketchup

Spicy blend to be rolled out this month

(Newser) - Heinz ketchup mixed with sriracha sauce is now a real product, not just the preserve of people experimenting at home. The company says it plans to release the Asian-style hot sauce mix this month, reports CNN . In a press release , Heinz says fans clamored for the new flavor, which is... More »

Sorry, Ketchup, Americans Love Mayo More

Or, at least, our wallets do, new data shows

(Newser) - You put it on hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, and a whole slew of other stuff, but ketchup doesn't even come close to the king of condiments. That would be mayonnaise—$2 billion of which is sold in the US each year, compared with around $800 million of the red... More »

Über-Slippery Coating Gets Ketchup Flowing

Freaky videos show LiquiGlide in action

(Newser) - An MIT grad student has reportedly solved a decades-old bane of mankind's dining existence—getting those last stubborn globs of ketchup out of the ketchup bottle. Dave Smith and a team of mechanical engineers have come up with LiquiGlide, a "super slippery," non-toxic coating that can be... More »

To Protect Itself, France Bans ... Ketchup in Schools

American condiment can only be served with French fries

(Newser) - France is famous for defending its language and culture from foreign invaders, and now the French have a new enemy in their sights: ketchup. The French government is banning ketchup from school and university cafeterias—with a single exception. The American condiment can be served with French fries, the LA ... More »

Heinz Revamps Ketchup Packets

New, larger design lets diners dip, squeeze

(Newser) - America's go-to to-go condiment just got a makeover: After weathering complaints about its ketchup packet for 40 years—too small, too messy, too tough to open—Heinz has unveiled a new design that has a cup-like base for dipping. A tear-off end still allows for squeezing, and it hold three... More »

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