Berliners love the "currywurst", a sausage topped with curry ketchup, so much, that there have been commemorative coins, novels, plays and movies honoring its invention. By tradition, every candidate for mayor must be photographed in front of a currywurst stand.โ€ฆ
Mayonnaise is the most frequently purchased condiment in the US, beating ketchup by $1.2 billion annual revenue.โ€ฆ
Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as Medicine. Ohio physician John Cooke Bennet claimed it as a cure for indigestion, diarrhea, etc., and had his pill salesman, Archibald Mills, make his sauce into extract of tomato pills.โ€ฆ
Ketchup was not always the tomato sauce we have come to love. It originally meant 'brine of pickled fish' and contained ingredients such as egg whites, oysters, mushrooms and walnuts, among other things.โ€ฆ
Ketchup was first sold as medicine. In 1834 Dr. John Cooke Bennet invented the idea to add tomatoes to ketchup (a fish or mushroom mix at the time). He believed that adding tomatoes added the vitamins and antioxidants needed to cure indigestion, later prescribing tomato pills to patients.โ€ฆ
Ketchup originates from the Chinese word kรดechiap, for"fish sauce", which British traders made popular in the West by importing it from Asia in the 18th century; only afterward did tomatoes replace fish as ketchup's main ingredientโ€ฆ
Ketchup was invented by adapting a Chinese recipe called Cat Sup - a thick tomato sauce with special seasoning and starch.โ€ฆ
Soy sauce was introduced to Europe in 1647 and gained rapid popularity. Called 'ketchup' it inspired both mushroom ketchup and Worcestershire sauce.โ€ฆ
Henry Heinz deliberately put his ketchup in clear glass bottles which was uncommon due to a lack of food safety standards. unethical companies used colored bottles to hide shoddy product and he worked with a chemist who went on to find foods containing gypsum, brick dust, borax, formaldehyde etcโ€ฆ
There actually arenโ€™t โ€œ57 varietiesโ€ of Heinz ketchup, and never were. Company founder H.J. Heinz thought his product should have a number, and he liked 57.โ€ฆ
John Lennon hated his own voice and loved to double-track his records. He would often ask the producer, George Martin: "Can't you smother it with tomato ketchup or something?"โ€ฆ
All-Dressed chips are a combo of BBQ, ketchup, sour cream & onion, and salt & vinegar.โ€ฆ
The chorus in Asereje by Las Ketchup isn't *complete* nonsense, just a Spanish take on the lyrics of Rappers Delight (I said a hip-hop, the hippy, etc)
Joe DiMaggio wouldโ€™ve received $10,000 for an ad campaign if his record 56-game hitting streak had lasted one game longer. Heinz was ready to pay up to make him part of their 57 ketchup branding.โ€ฆ
A Subway sandwich artist was trapped in a refrigerator overnight and wrote a desperate plea for help in ketchup.โ€ฆ
Ketchup was sold as a medicine against digestive problems in 1830โ€ฆ
The Chorus (Aserejรฉ, ja deje tejebe...) of The Ketchup Song (2002) is a spanish gibberish version of the Song "Rapper's Delight" (I said a hip hop, The hippie to the hippie...)โ€ฆ
Ketchup started as a Chinese fish-based sauce, then it was picked up by the British and made into a mushroom-based sauce, and finally picked up by the Americans and made into a tomato-based sauce.โ€ฆ
Tomato ketchup was introduced to the United States in 1834 as a purported medicine and sold in pill form.โ€ฆ
A hitman fell in love with his target and faked her death with ketchup; he was hired to kill a woman whom a wife suspected of having an affair with her husband. The hitman sent a pic of his target in ketchup to the wife, but the jig was up when the wife caught hitman kissing his would-be victim.โ€ฆ
"Ketchup" is a universal word, and is the same in a lot of languages.
In "Goodfellas", Robert DeNiro learned details about the real Jimmy Burke. He found that Jimmy loved ketchup, and how he poured it-because dispensing ketchup out of a glass bottle was a common problem then. The "spin" technique is what he used in the film, the way the real Jimmy did.โ€ฆ
Reagan attempted to consider Ketchup a vegetable to make up for budget cuts to school lunchesโ€ฆ
The word Ketchup is from the Chinese word kรช-tsiap, which means a kind of fish sauce.โ€ฆ
Ketchup originated in China and was made of fish.โ€ฆ
Heinz ketchup became so popular because Heinz invented a way to keep commercially produced ketchup red, which allowed him to package it in clear glass bottle and look more appealing. Before it, commercially produced ketchup was brown.โ€ฆ
Ketchup was popular long before fresh tomatoes were. People were less hesitant to eat tomatoes as part of a highly processed product that had been cooked and infused with vinegar and spices.โ€ฆ
Ketchup was origionally not made with tomatoes and that there are still mutiple kinds of ketchup, including walnut, mushroom, mango, and banana ketchup still sold today.
The shrimp cocktail was invented in a bar on Boston Harbor in 1941. It was first prepared as a drunken โ€œletโ€™s put gross shit together in a glass and dare people to drink itโ€ concoction with shrimp, ketchup, and vodka, but it proved to be delicious while hammered.โ€ฆ
The original version of ketchup was not made with tomato, but "fermented pastes made from fish entrails, meat byproducts and soybeans."โ€ฆ
The "57 varieties" refered to on Heinz ketchup means "nothing"โ€ฆ
Naporitan (Japanese: ใƒŠใƒใƒชใ‚ฟใƒณ) is a popular Japanese pasta dish. It was created by Shigetada Irie (ๅ…ฅๆฑŸ่Œ‚ๅฟ ), the general chef of the New Grand Hotel (Hotel New Grand) in Yokohama, when he was inspired by one of the military rations of GHQ, which was spaghetti mixed with tomato ketchup.โ€ฆ
Ketchup originated from attempts to recreate Fish Sauce - which is made from fermented fishโ€ฆ
In 1834, Dr John Cooke added tomatoes to ketchup and started selling it as a medicine. Due to copycats and false claims, the ketchup medicine empire however collapsed by 1850.โ€ฆ
The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council etiquette guide advises that any condiments remaining on your fingers should be licked away with the exception of ketchup, which has no business being on your hot dog at all if you are over 18.โ€ฆ
The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) says it is unacceptable to place ketchup on your hot dog after the age of 18. Mustard, relish, onions, cheese and chili are acceptable.โ€ฆ
The pecan industry's success is due to a slave named Antoine, who was a gardener and expert grafter of pecan trees. In 1876, nuts from Antoine's trees were displayed alongside Bell's telephone, the Remington typewriter, Heinz ketchup, and the right arm and torch of the Statue of Liberty.โ€ฆ
Ketchup polishes brass and copper.โ€ฆ
There is a grocery store named "Thanksgiving" in Paris that sells U.S. "cuisine" like Pop-Tarts, Heinz ketchup, and Skippy peanut butter to homesick ex-pats.โ€ฆ
The Centennial Exhibition in 1876 was attended by 5% of the US population and featured new inventions like the telephone, Heinz ketchup, and root beer. Bananas were introduced and sold for what would be $1.75/banana in todayโ€™s money. philadelphiaencyclopedia.โ€ฆ
Richard Nixons liked eating cottage cheese topped with ketchup.โ€ฆ
The word โ€œketchupโ€ didnโ€™t overtake the word โ€œcatsupโ€ until nearly 1980. Ketchup was originally a traditional Cantonese paste made from fermented fish guts, and didnโ€™t include tomatoes until the early 1800s.โ€ฆ
In October 2000, Heinz introduced colored ketchup products called EZ Squirt, which eventually included green (2000), purple (2001), mystery (pink, orange, or teal, 2002), and blue (2003). As of January 2006 these products were discontinued.
Ketchup came from China!โ€ฆ
Today I learned about mushroom ketchup, the British ancestor of modern tomato ketchup prepared by packing whole mushrooms into containers with salt, letting the liquid from the mushrooms fill the container, cooking it to boiling point in an oven, adding spices, and straining it.โ€ฆ
Salsa has surpassed ketchup to become the best selling condiment in America.โ€ฆ
Banana ketchup, often dyed red to resemble tomato ketchup, exists and is popular in the Philippines.โ€ฆ
In 2012, thousands of ketchup bottles exploded. The culprit was counterfeiters filling fake name-brand bottles with cheap bulk ketchup.โ€ฆ
The viscosity of Ketchup changes under stress, which is the reason why hitting and shaking the bottle makes it flow smoothly. Other examples of these so called "Non-Newtonian Fluids" are Flubber (slime) and plant resin.โ€ฆ
Volkswagen sells sausages and ketchup. It is also their best selling product, selling millions more than their cars.โ€ฆ
Ketchup barely goes bad. It is good two years past its expiration date. And then it can go a year in the fridge or a few months room temperature.โ€ฆ
At Costcos in Korea diners have created a side dish mixing onions with ketchup and mustard.โ€ฆ
The US now consumes some $2 billion worth of mayonnaise each year. The ketchup market is worth less than half thatโ€”around $800 millionโ€ฆ
Ketchup was sold as medicine in the 1830s.โ€ฆ
The earliest recorded recipe for ketchup was a Chinese fish sauce called ke-tchup from 544 A.D. After the British found out about this condiment in the early 16th century, it took close to 200 years for tomato ketchup to be made due to the widespread fear that tomatoes were poisonous.โ€ฆ
I learned that the word "ketchup" was derived from "koe-chiap" or "ke-tsiap" in the Amoy dialect of Chinaโ€ฆ
In early 1830s, ketchup was used as a medicine.โ€ฆ
Heinz ketchup are no longer allowed to be called a ketchup in Israelโ€ฆ
Texas banned last meal after inmate ordered two chicken-fried steaks, a triple-bacon cheeseburger, cheese omelette, three fajitas, pizza, barbecued meat with white bread, fried okra with ketchup, ice cream, peanut-butter fudge with crushed peanuts, three root beers and didn't eat any of it.โ€ฆ
The food company Heinz has apologized after a QR code on a bottle of tomato ketchup directed people to a pornography website.โ€ฆ
Ketchup can trace it's origins from China, based on a concoction of pickled fish and spices called (in the Amoy dialect) kรดe-chiap or kรช-chiap. The sauce made its way to the Malay states where it was tasted by English colonists.โ€ฆ
Ketchup was considered a medicine in the early 19th century. The creator put them into pills and claimed that they could cure diarrhea and indigestion. Copycats then made laxatives under the name โ€œketchupโ€ and stated that they could mend bones and cure scurvy.โ€ฆ
The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles comes from an advertising statement that Heinz made "57 Varieties" of products. When Heinz introduced the "57 Varieties" slogan the company made at least 60 products. The number is simply the combination of numbers Heinz and his wife considered lucky.โ€ฆ
When ketchup is labeled "Fancy" it's actually a USDA grade meaning it's thicker than standard ketchup.โ€ฆ
The upside-down ketchup bottle earned its inventor 13 million dollars.โ€ฆ
Philippine's banana ketchup was created when there was a shortage of tomato ketchup during World War II. It was originally brownish-yellow, but they dyed it red to resemble tomatoes.โ€ฆ
There is a plant that is able to simultaneously produce both tomatoes and potatoes, cleverly named the "Ketchup 'n' Fries" plantโ€ฆ
Ketchup is only allowed to be used on French fries and nothing else in cafeterias in France.โ€ฆ
Ketchup is from China and the word is derived from the Chinese word, ke-tsiap ้ฎญๆฑโ€ฆ
In the Philippines there's banana ketchup. During WW2 there was a shortage of tomatoes and had to use bananas as a replacement to replicate ketchup. It's made from mashed banana, sugar, vinegar, and spicesโ€ฆ
Today I learned of the The Ketchup 'n' Fries plant. Also known as the Pomato is the stem of a tomato plant grafted onto the root system of potato plant that can grow both tomatoes and potatoes at the same time.โ€ฆ
Richard Nixon really liked cottage cheese with ketchupโ€ฆ
Ketchup originated from Southeast Asia and was originally a fish based sauceโ€ฆ
The most popular theory is that the word ketchup was derived from "koe-chiap" or "ke-tsiap" in the Amoy dialect of China, where it meant the brine of pickled fish or shellfish. Some people prefer the Malayan word "kechap" (spelled ketjap by the Dutch).โ€ฆ
A handful of McDonaldโ€™s ketchup packets a day WILL give you enough vitamin C to keep you from contracting scurvyโ€ฆ
The first known published tomato ketchup recipe appeared in 1812, written by scientist and horticulturalist, James Mease, who referred to tomatoes as โ€œlove apples.โ€ His recipe contained tomato pulp, spices, and brandy but lacked vinegar and sugar.โ€ฆ
An old Heinz QR code on a ketchup bottle linked to a German hardcore porn site. A German man who scanned the code thinking it would go to a design you own label page, got an apology from Heinz, and offer of a free year's subscription from the porn site.โ€ฆ
Ketchup was once sold as medicineโ€ฆ
Cocktails sauce in the US is completely different from European one. In America they commonly use a mix of ketchup/chili sauce with prepared horseradish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce, whereas in Europe it's simply mayo mixed witch ketchup, and Belgians also add whiskey.โ€ฆ
Before Heinz took over, 90% of ketchup on the market contained so many "injurious ingredients" that a bottle of it could literally kill you.โ€ฆ
Someone using the pen name "James Richards" claims to have gone to a parallel universe where ketchup is purple and where The Beatles never broke up. James also claims to have taken a cassette tape titled "Everyday Chemistry", a Beatles album never released in our universe.โ€ฆ
Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer had a morbid sense of humor. He would turn prison food into fake limbs covered with ketchup to resemble blood. He then would leave the fake limbs around the prison where other inmates and guards would find them.โ€ฆ
The original ketchup was a fish sauce and based on the Chinese word for that sauce, and it turns out that in Chinese, "ketchup" also happens to be a homophone for "tomato sauce", which is what ketchup became.โ€ฆ
According to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council you should not put ketchup on your hot dog after the age of 18โ€ฆ
A food vendor for the Detroit Tigers was fired in 2013 for repeatedly refusing to put ketchup on patron's hot dogs, stating "There is no ketchup in baseball!"โ€ฆ
One of the first recipes for ketchup included anchovies, and it took 100 years for people to start adding tomatoes into the sauce.โ€ฆ
Ketchup originated in China as a boiled-down brine of pickled fish and spices called โ€˜ke-chiapโ€™.โ€ฆ
Ketchup was Originally Made with Mushrooms, Walnuts, or Anchoviesโ€ฆ
The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the 57 varieties of pickles Heinz once soldโ€ฆ
McDonalds stopped using Heinz ketchup in their restaurants after the former head of Burger King took over as chief executive at Heinzโ€ฆ
Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicineโ€ฆ
Ketchup, both the sauce and the word, originated in China.โ€ฆ
Heinz was caught underfilling its ketchup bottles and was ordered to overfill its ketchup bottles for the next year.โ€ฆ
A QR code on a Heinz ketchup bottle once took people to a porn site.โ€ฆ
Ketchup's popularity and universality is due in part to the fact that it embodies all five distinct tastes: salty, sweet, bitter, sour, and umamiโ€ฆ
One of the main challenges for zookeepers working with chimpanzees is preventing them from getting bored with their food. One common trick is to pack a short PVC tube with ketchup, mustard or other condiments, since chimps love the taste and will spend happy hours extracting it with sticksโ€ฆ
Blood and ketchup are both "shear-thinning" fluids, the opposite of "shear-thickening" substances like oobleck. physicsbuzz.physicscentraโ€ฆ
The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council disapproves of adults putting ketchup on their hot dogs.โ€ฆ
Ketchup's originally a savory fish sauce that did not contain either sugar or tomatoes.โ€ฆ
"fancy" ketchup is a USDA regulated term that indicates higher concentrations of tomato solids.โ€ฆ

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