Ketchup Labeled ‘Fancy’ Means It’s Thicker than Standard Ketchup


When it comes to condiments, ketchup rules the roost. Although this topic is highly debatable, the spread is simply applicable in so many situations, whether it be romantic, holiday-related or just as a tasty burger topper. If you’re a fellow ketchup fan, chances are you stick to a specific brand. But have you ever seen the “fancy” kind?

Apparently, “fancy” is a USDA grade that pertains to specific gravity. Basically, this variety of ketchup has the highest tomato solid concentration, making it thicker and, well, fancier. It’s like the foie gras of the ketchup world. Sort of.

So the next time you have a choice between normal and fancy ketchup, reach for the latter. Now you know that sh*t is high class.

H/T Wiki

By Cameron Simcik

Cameron is a Philadelphia native who is borderline obsessed with chocolate, coffee and sushi. She writes for TheFW and The Daily Meal, and making a mean chocolate chip cookie is her specialty. She also tries pizza everywhere she travels in hopes someday she'll become one of those cool pizza snobs.

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