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You Can Buy This Mug For Ketchup, Fulfilling All Your Fry-Dipping Fantasies

As much as I love In-N-Out, my biggest gripe with their ketchup containers is that I’ll need to fill multiple ones to meet my standard fry-dipping requirement. Really, it’s any burger joint that carries those dainty little paper cups. Surely there’s something out there that can meet our ketchup requirements. Thanks to some mild innovation, there’s a solution that will solve anyone’s condiment woes.

One of the newest items to hit the Foodbeast Merch Shop, the Katchup Mug is here for all your ketchup dipping needs.

The Katchup Mug is both dishwasher and microwave safe, as well as 100% reusable. You can purchase the item here for $13. A companion mug that houses Ranch is also available at the Foodbeast store and comes highly recommended for your Ranch dipping needs.

Wonder if I can also use it for coffee?

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Film/Television Packaged Food

You Can Now Buy Nickelodeon’s Infamous Slime As A Condiment

Harkening back to my youth, I remember much of my childhood entertainment featured a lot of green slime. Particularly Nickelodeon’s infamous brightly-colored sludge. Not gonna lie, a part of me has always wondered what the green goo tasted like. My eight-year-old self would ask: How come those kids never licked the slime off their faces?

Well it seems like Walmart and Nickelodeon partnered up and recreated the iconic green slime for all to enjoy — in condiment form. While actually a ketchup, the emerald topping will look and feel like slime.

Not too long ago, former Double Dare host Marc Summers revealed that the original recipe for the televised slime consisted of vanilla pudding, apple sauce, green food coloring, and a bit of oatmeal.

Obviously, that doesn’t sound too appetizing to consume — well, actually that doesn’t sound half bad either.

Until they recreate the texturized original, the new slime ketchup is now available at Walmart locations nationwide. I may grab a bottle and see how it holds up on a hot dog, corn dog, some fries. Stay tuned.

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The Internet Debates Whether Ketchup Slices Take Condiments A Step Too Far

The food industry is a marvel because they will take anything you want them to make and figure out how to bring it to life. Case in point, ketchup slices. Once the talk of the internet via “ketchup leather” at Los Angeles’ Plan Check, they’ve now turned into a product you can find in grocery stores. Not everybody seems to be on board with that, however.

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Ketchup slices have recently picked up steam in terms of internet buzz thanks to Bo’s Fine Foods. The company launched a Kickstarter for their “Slices of Sauce,” which would bring solidified ketchup to grocery stores for the first time. With news of the company’s model and aspirations breaking came a round of reactions from people who think ketchup should stay in its native liquid form.

However, the sauce slices do have an advantage over regular ketchup in one area: on-the-go foods. The tomato-based condiment is often the source of many a mess when you chomp into burgers, sandwiches, breakfast burritos, and the like. Having a solid square of it could contribute to a less messy meal experience, perfect for drive-thrus and those who eat their food in the car. There are some on Twitter who agree with that sentiment:

Now, in no way will ketchup slices ever be utilized as a dipping sauce for fries or as an ingredient to pour into barbecue sauce. But, when it comes to convenience and mess-free food, this product is pretty genius.

The Kickstarter is still live, for those interested in getting in on the solid ketchup pieces early. Donating $10 gets you a pack of 8 that’ll arrive sometime around early June.

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People Reveal Their Worst Cash-Strapped ‘Struggle Meals’, And They’re Pretty Terrible

If you’ve never been down to your last couple of dollars, and an almost empty fridge, waiting for that next paycheck, so you can eat a proper meal, God bless you. For the rest of us, the term “struggle meal” hits home, as you know the feeling of having to put together a makeshift meal with whatever is in-house, just to get some semblance of nutrition in your system.

On AskReddit, a simple question was posed, “What was your poorest meal?”

As answers poured in, some foods such as, “a single cold hotdog,” and “Cup Noodles” might sound familiar. Perhaps the saddest being, “A nap,” as sleep was apparently the best option for dinner that night. Coming in right behind the nap has to be the person who used the water from boiled hot dogs as a meal.

Check out the answers below, and hope that you never have to enjoy one of these meals again:

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The College Diet

“I used to buy those dried ramen containers where you just add hot water. There was a time during my 20s when I ate instant ramen about five times per week for close to a year.” – TheBeardedGM

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Hot Dog Straight From The Package


“A single cold hot dog (no bun, just dog) and salsa. My dad was dirt poor when I was younger and that’s all he had. Couldn’t even warm up the hot dog because the electricity was shut off” – Schmuckatelli98

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The Responsible Cat Lover


“In my second year of university I was so broke around Christmas time that I bought bread and 2 packs of hotdogs to eat for 2 weeks so that I could afford enough food for my cat.” – sadpanda989

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“A nap.” – JamesIgnatius27

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The Ultimate Struggle Meal


“Wiener water soup. Saved the water from boiling wieners for hot dogs. Heated it up later and added some crackers.” – Redf6

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Milk Toast?


“My husband’s grandma told us once about her favorite depression era food: “milk toast.” Make toast, pour milk on top of it to make it soggy, sprinkle sugar. Like disgusting soggy French toast.”  SarahSparrow16

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Ketchup Spaghetti

“I was flat broke to the point where I literally didn’t have a penny to my name. I had to make it through five more days till my loan installment came in and all I had in the cupboard was pasta and ketchup. So I lived off the most budget pasta bolognese possible for the rest of the week.” – Firkragg

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Old Saltine Soup


“3 year old Saltines and water.” – Phantomtastic

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A Sadwich


“A sadwich made with slightly expired bologna, stale white bread and Taco Bell hot sauce.” – RoboNinjaPirate

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Hit-Or-Miss Humor

Some Guy Really Held A Funeral Service For His Exploded Ketchup Bottle

When this Morrisons Supermarket customer opened up his cupboard and found that his unopened ketchup bottle unexpectedly exploded, his first thought was to complain over Twitter. His second thought was to ceremoniously depart with his ketchup bottle, in an honorable and respectful way.

David Collinson of Tegnmouth, England clearly had too much time on his hands, as he contacted Morrisons, saying, “Dear why has my unopened ketchup decided to end it’s life like this? It took the brown sauce and a stock pot with it.”

After no response from the grocery store, Collinson went on to show them the proper funeral he had arranged for his recently deceased ketchup bottle.

That’s when Morrisons finally responded, upset that they were not invited to the funeral service.

Morrisons asked the customer to DM them the store he got the ketchup from and bottle bar code, because in the middle of this ridiculousness, they still wanted to provide real customer service. That’s when Collinson tweeted out the nail on the coffin of absurdity:

After a bit of a back and forth, the two finally got everything sorted out, and while they didn’t say how, he probably got reimbursed in some way.

May the valiant ketchup rest in peace.

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Packaged Food Video

This Guy Ate SEVEN POUNDS Of Ketchup In 3 Minutes And Every Second Looked Painful

There’s actually an audience for watching people ingest massive amounts of ketchup on the Internet, and after watching this latest Freak Eating video, we can see why. It straddles the line of fascinating and nerve-wracking and you just can’t take your eyes off of it.

Our buddy Nadir, also known as competitive eater Freak Eating, is the type to evoke such fascination in us, especially in his latest eating endeavor when he set out to consume nearly seven pounds of pure ketchup. Freak Eating claims that this might actually be the most ketchup consumed in one sitting documented on the Internet.

The popular condiment typically consists of high fructose corn syrup, tomato paste, and vinegar. Usually, a few ounces is more than enough to get you through a large meal. Seven pounds, however, might as well be torture.

Watch the painful process as he shovels spoonful after spoonful of ketchup straight into his mouth without the aid of French Fries. And if he looks familiar, you may also remember Freak Eating as the dude who broke the world record for eating the In-N-Out 50×50.

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Health Hit-Or-Miss

For 16 Years, People Legitimately Thought Ketchup Was Medicine

If you ever have a headache, bad cough, or pain in your neck just reach for your ketchup bottle.

Just kidding, that’s a terrible idea, but there was a time when people thought Ketchup had healing components, according to Fast Company.

When Dr. John Cook Bennett created a recipe for tomato ketchup in 1834, he advertised it as a medicine that cured you of diarrhea, jaundice, indigestion, and rheumatism. He even made the ketchup into pills, which made it seem even more legit.

We’ve all eaten ketchup, and know that’s clearly all nonsense, but until 1850, people were flocking to ketchup to cure their ills.

The reason this scam eventually ended was because imitators started making their own bootleg ketchup medicine, making even crazier claims, saying it’d cure scurvy and mended bones, and people eventually started calling bullshit.

Tomatoes do carry antioxidants and vitamin C, but don’t expect to chug a bottle of ketchup and feel like a million bucks after. Trust me.

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Watch How Ketchup Is Made

Until recently, we’ve been using Ketchup cups the wrong way our entire lives. We’ve also discovered nine different ways to elevate the popular condiment using only a few ingredients. Have you ever wondered, as you pound at the bottom of that crimson glass bottle, how the ubiquitous sauce is made?

Science Channel‘s popular series How It’s Made answers that question and gives us a look at the ketchup-creating process. In it, we see the dry components used to make the red tomato-based paste as well as the mixing process with the wet ingredients. Because it’s all in bulk, and not made in a kitchen, the operation is pretty captivating to see.

Everything is then bottled, packaged, and shipped off to stores.

If you love slapping ketchup on food like we do, (scrambled eggs, anyone?) you might get a kick out of seeing how the condiment is mass-produced.

Check out the video.