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Sorry, Sriracha Fans,
It's Happening Again
Jul 2, 2023 6:05 AM CDT
Sorry, Sriracha Fans, It's Happening Again
Bottles of popular Huy Fong hot sauce are selling for triple digits online amid chile pepper shortage
- A hot summer lies ahead , though that heat won't be carrying over to meals usually doused in Sriracha sauce. A shortage of the chile-pepper-based condiment means it's been harder to find on store shelves, though fans can likely stumble upon the hot sauce made by Huy Fong, its...
Want to Buy Whipped Cream?
Can I See Some ID?
Aug 30, 2022 8:21 AM CDT
Want to Buy Whipped Cream? Can I See Some ID?
NY stores are starting to ban sale to minors, but bill's sponsor says that wasn't the intent
- Turns out former President Trump may not have been completely wrong about needing ID when buying groceries, at least in some stores in his home state that are apparently misinterpreting a recently implemented law. Late last year, New York state passed a restriction on the selling of whippits—the cartridges...
France Is Running Out
of Its Favorite Condiment
Jul 17, 2022 4:05 PM CDT
France Is Running Out of Its Favorite Condiment
Climate change, war blamed for mustard shortage
- French people consume more mustard than anybody else on the planet—and they're perturbed by its disappearance from supermarket shelves in recent weeks. Many stores have completely run out and others are limiting sales to one jar per person. "I eat lots of mustard but there’s no...
Jan 14, 2022 9:40 AM CST
FDA Deregulates This Salad Topping After 70 Years
Agency is revoking 'standard of identity' for French dressing, opening up ingredient possibilities
- For nearly a quarter century, a trade group representing mayo, condiment, and salad dressing makers has been trying to get the Food and Drug Administration to back off a rule that holds one dressing in particular to what critics have said are overly strict standards. Now, it's "liberation"...
to Keep Ketchup in Stock
Apr 10, 2021 6:00 AM CDT
Restaurants Struggle to Keep Ketchup in Stock
- In the grand scheme of a pandemic, it's not so bad. Still, the
Wall Street Journal
reports on an unexpected hiccup related to COVID—a ketchup shortage. The issue is most pronounced for restaurants scrambling to find supplies, particularly of ketchup packets, which are deemed safer than shared bottles....
'Mayochup' Has an
Jun 4, 2019 11:26 AM CDT
'Mayochup' Has an 'Unfortunate Translation'
Who wants some 's---face'?
- Those who already think Mayochup isn't a great name for a condiment should hear it through the ears of a Cree. As aboriginal language expert Arok Wolvengrey tells
, "mayo" sounds a lot like "meyiwi," a Cree word meaning "related to feces," while...
in Her Way
Feb 20, 2019 9:25 AM CST
She Wanted Dressing. A Presidential Hopeful Was in Her Way
Iowa interaction between 'Ranch Girl' Hanna Kinney and Kirsten Gillibrand goes viral
- When Hanna Kinney tells you "I am dedicated to this ranch," believe her. The 22-year-old University of Iowa student admits she's overly fond of the condiment, which she often makes an extra run for at the Iowa City restaurant she heads to each Monday for Bible study....
Apr 13, 2018 6:03 AM CDT
Americans Divided Over a Condiment
Love it or hate it, 'Mayochup' likely coming to US stores
- 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,...
High-Stakes Mystery at Ohio
Library Involves 30 A1 Bottles
Mar 20, 2017 1:21 PM CDT
High-Stakes Mystery at Ohio Library Involves 30 A1 Bottles
Everyone wants to know who's been hiding them around the building since January
- Would you like the latest George Saunders book medium rare or well done? That may sound like a strange request, but no stranger than what's been going on since January at an Ohio library. Per Cleveland.com , staff at Avon Lake's book lender have been scratching their heads...
Whips Up Own
Jul 2, 2014 1:58 AM CDT
IBM's Supercomputer Whips Up Own BBQ Sauce
Watson's creation is delicious, humans say
- What does a machine with no mouth, no taste buds, and no interest in consuming ribs know about barbecue sauce? Everything, according to IBM. The company says its Watson supercomputer has analyzed huge numbers of recipes and used its "cognitive cooking" abilities to create a delicious BBQ sauce, NPR...
Jan 31, 2014 8:59 AM CST
Sorry, Ketchup, Americans Love Mayo More
Or, at least, our wallets do, new data shows
- 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...
'Pardon Me' Ad
Back From Grave
Feb 19, 2013 11:39 AM CST
Grey Poupon's 'Pardon Me' Ad Back From Grave
Will air during Oscars after 16-year hiatus
- Grey Poupon's famous "Pardon Me" TV commercial is returning for a moment of Oscar glory. After a 16-year hiatus, the mustard that mocked its own stuffy image in one of TV's most famous commercials will once again take to the airwaves during Sunday's Academy Awards. The...
To Protect Itself, France
Bans ... Ketchup in Schools
Oct 6, 2011 8:34 AM CDT
To Protect Itself, France Bans ... Ketchup in Schools
American condiment can only be served with French fries
- 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
Lea & Perrins Original Recipe Discovered
Nov 4, 2009 4:22 PM CST
Lea & Perrins Original Recipe Discovered
Find sheds light on Worcestershire's long-secret flavors
- What looks to be the original and long-secret recipe for Lea and Perrins legendary Worcestershire Sauce has been found. A woman in England discovered it among her late father's leather-bound notebooks. He worked as an accountant for Lea and Perrins and found the 19th-century document in the trash at the...
Anchovies Aren't Yucky
Aug 8, 2009 6:14 AM CDT
Anchovies Aren't Yucky —They're Magical
- Many people quake at the mention of anchovies, but if history is any judge, those people are dead wrong, Howard Yoon writes for NPR. In the past, the fish was “so highly prized that it was used to make a condiment,
, during the Roman Empire that cost as...
Conquers American Palate
May 20, 2009 2:52 PM CDT
Chili Sauce Conquers American Palate
- From celebrity chefs to Applebees to Wal-Mart, America is in love with the Asian chili-and-garlic condiment sriracha—only it’s not that Asian, the
New York Times
reports. “I wanted something that I could sell to more than just the Vietnamese,” said David Tran, creator of the top-selling...
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