C'mon 90's kids, get your fix of some of that sweet, sweet nostalgia. Back when things were simple. If you wanted to rent a movie you had to go to a store. The ketchup was blue, and the charizards were holographic.
You know what they say about karma: it's a b*tch. But it teaches lessons that we can't forget. And karma was absolutely served to this ketchup-thief-turned-karma-believer. Have no idea what I'm talking about? You'd better ketchup with the rest of us! Keep on reading.
Would a ketchup by any other name still taste as sweet? Probably.
Legally, in Israel, Heinz ketchup must now be called 'tomato seasoning' because it straight up doesn't have enough tomato in it to be called an actual ketchup product. Gross.
As Mashable reports;
After a complaint levied by local competitor Osem, the Health Ministry agreed that since Heinz does not contain at least 10% tomato solids, it can't legally be called ketchup.
However, Osem's victory may be shortlived. Haaretz reports that Heinz's local importer, Diplomat, is working with the Health Ministry to legally change the definition of ketchup from containing 10% to 6% tomato solids. In the meantime, English labels may still retain the term "ketchup."
This paired with a recent outcry over the lack of actual almonds in almond milk signals a rise in consumer awareness.
Heinz better put some more tomato in their ketchup stat, or face some kind of seasoning stigma and be thought a lesser product.
Would you eat some tomato seasoning with your fries?
It took two months and a whole team of MIT mechanical engineers and nano-technologists, but at long last, mankind has a solution to the ketchup bottle battle.
LiquiGlide, a "super slippery" coating, is made up of nontoxic materials that allow the condiment to pour out smoothly, the way it was intended. The lubricant can be applied to all sorts of food packaging, but ketchup
had better be likely will be priority number one.
One of the biggest challenges the team faced was making sure the coating was safe to consume, which meant ingredients had to be FDA-approved. "We had a limited amount of materials to pick from," said team member Dave Smith, an MIT Ph.D. candidate. "I can't say what they are, but we've patented the hell out of it."