13 August 2008

Ketchup Fraud

I was the victim of a shamockery this past weekend. It's not too late for you to learn from my mistake. For the love/hate of Emeril, don't let this happen to you.*

In the midsts of our travels we hit a chain for bites and booze.** I looked over and saw this (pictured) ketchup bottle. I like ketchup (no matter how it's spelled) and I don't care who knows it. It's sweet and tomatoey and all-Americanly perfect on fries. Yeah, I'll do malt vinegar but they're our allies.

Me: Isn't that nice! A new bottle of ketchup for us! I don't think I've ever seen a new, full bottle like this at a restaurant before! I feel special!***

Hubby, picks up ketchup: It's not full. The bottle is opaque. This is a third full at best.

Me: Bastards.

I blame W for leading the country down a path of lies and ultimate disillusion. I fear for motherhood and apple pie next.

* You don't see much of Emeril these days. Hard to believe catch phrases like "BAM!" and "Pork Fat Rules" failed to continue to inspire the country.

** Not necessarily in that order.

*** I'm always exclamationy when I feel special. Sometimes the neighbors complain.


Narm said...

You may want to edit this to say Freedom Fries or the Patriot Act will come to your house and kick your shins.

Zipcode said...

I hate it when they spell ketchup - catsup - I loath the fact that Disney only sells hunts - I only eat heinz

Sean said...

At least it was Heinz ketchup. One of the reasons I don't eat at Ruby Tuesday's is because they don't have Heinz.

Reya Mellicker said...

I love ketchup too, even including all the high fructose corn syrup that's in most brands including Heinz (guaranteed to give you diabetes if you eat too much of it).


I made ketchup from scratch once, using the recipe in Joy of Cooking. It was so good!

lacochran said...

Narm: Did you hear something? Are you in league with them??

Zipcode: It does seem pretentious somehow. Um, you don't have to support Disney.

Sean: Hey, you and I posting about ketchup on the same week. What are the odds? Congrats on the featured dcblogs post, too.

Reya: From... scratch? Wow.