Monday, August 23, 2010

An Aha Moment with Ketchup

Yes, you heard me right.

We don't do the drive through very often, but my son had a friend in the car, and we were headed fishing.  It just was easier to pick up lunch on the way.  I enjoy ketchup with my fries, but I usually don't order it, for me or for the kids.  It's beacuse of those messy packets.  The ones where you tear the corner off, and then you have ketchup covered little triangles of aluminum and plastic.  Then you've got to squeeze the ketchup out...onto what?  A napkin?  It ooozes through.  The bag that the food came in?  Then you don't have a safe place to put the little messy bits of remaining ripped packets.  I had no idea how much all of this bothered me until the other day, and Chick Filet served these:

Hallelujah!  Pull the top back, and dip (or tear the top off and squeeze).  How simple is that? Thank you Heinz!

Speaking of ketchup, my brother in law made some awesome ketchup from scratch the other day.  He looked at the ingredients on the Heinz bottle and made his own. 

It is YUMMY!  Although somehow when you say ketchup, you are expecting Heinz, and when it doesn't taste like Heinz, you are disappointed, right?  So I think my brother in law's should be called something else.  Just to get around the expectations.  

And while I'm pondering about condiments, why are there 30 different kinds of mustards, and only one kind of ketchup? 


Melissa said...

I am impressed that your BIL could knock of Heinz successfully!!

Lisa said...

This is brilliant! I wish every fast food restaurant would get these!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I heard about this new ketchup packaging a few weeks ago but have never seen it yet!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That is weird. I do love ketchup--on deep fried cheese curds! But imagine--KINDS of ketchup!

the treat girl said...

I got one of these ONCE at Wendy's a while back and never saw them again...I was sooooooo impressed and instantly thought a girl must have thought of this! :) These soooo need to be everywhere, they're the BEST!

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

what a cool product, I'll be looking out for it at the supermarket.

You know, ketchup is perfect the way it is, it doesn't need all that hoopla that mustard needs, haha.