Heinz tests the waters for ‘Mayochup’ on Twitter
Heinz has proposed a condiment combination that is causing quite a stir on Twitter.
On Wednesday, the ketchup brand asked Twitter to vote yay or nay for Mayochup, a ketchup-mayonnaise combination that is already sold in parts of the Middle East. If the product gets 500,000 votes of support, Heinz says it will make it available in the US.
Want #mayochup in stores? 500,000 votes for “yes” and we’ll release it to you saucy Americans.
— Heinz Ketchup (@HeinzKetchup_US) April 11, 2018
Of course, the internet has mixed opinions on the condiment, with many pointing out that Goya already makes a product called Mayoketchup. Others are voicing the fact that ketchup-mayonnaise combos have been popular in Puerto Rico for quite some time.
Wtf is this Heinz "mayochup" nonsense? It's mayoketchup. It's on every grocery store shelf in Puerto Rico. pic.twitter.com/SisgnpBsXG
— Yesenia Perez-Cruz (@yeseniaa) April 13, 2018
— Francisco J Vazquez (@Nikon1778) April 12, 2018
Puertoricans bathe in (we call it) Mayoketchup with garlic.
— Mara Hernandez (@Maramelcy) April 13, 2018
Many have been quick to point out that the mixture of ketchup and mayonnaise is commonly referred to as ‘Fry Sauce’ in Utah.
Hi, Utah’s been doing this for over a hundred years, you’re not original, it’s called fry sauce.
— kara (@kara_slc) April 13, 2018
Really? You couldn’t just call it “Fry Sauce” like us good ol’ Utahns who actually made this stuff up? I’m a little disappointed...
— Author Ambur Lee (@Ambur_Bradley) April 12, 2018
No it’s pronounced ‘fry sauce’ and has been around forever in Utah.
— Landon (@landonshill) April 12, 2018
Some are simply disgusted by the moniker 'Mayochup,' and are offering up alternative names instead.
mayo & ketchup mixture, YES. As for the name “mayochup”,
— McKenzie Clary (@McKenzieClary) April 13, 2018
But it should have been called Ketchonaise
— Andy Lancaster (@andylancaster) April 11, 2018
Can it be called ketchonnaise? Ketcho for short? Sounds more “katchy” to me
— Shane Loney (@loney_shane) April 13, 2018
Voting for Mayochup closes on April 15. In a statement, Heinz acknowledged that the name is causing "fierce debate" on Twitter, stating that "the brand has also committed to putting the final name up for vote" if it launches in the US.
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