There are sometimes debates in kitchens. For example, some advocate for butter on the counter while others swear by the fridge. This existential question also arises about ketchup!
There's also the 'cabinet' team and the 'refrigerator' team for this tomato sauce present in almost every home for decades.
Now, the giant Heinz has decided to express itself on the subject, in a Twitter post. And according to the company, its ketchup should be kept in the fridge. Its simple and short publication said: 'Just so you know: ketchup goes in the refrigerator!!!'.
However, not all ketchup enthusiasts agree with the manufacturer. The tiny 'tweet' received over 14,000 'likes' and over 700 comments in just two days.
Heinz Tomato Ketchup spokesperson Olivia Lennon indicated: 'There is only one right answer. We want all Heinz ketchup lovers to know that our ketchup is meant to be refrigerated.'
She continued: 'We know that many of you keep your ketchup in the cupboard. But if you want to keep its tangy and delicious taste intact, you need to refrigerate it after opening.'
The company mentions that an unopened bottle can be kept at room temperature, but once opened, the fridge is recommended since tomatoes are quite acidic and the cold helps preserve their flavor.
Regardless of the ketchup specialist's opinion, several consumers have stated that they will not change their habit and that their bottle will remain outside the fridge.
One internet user wrote: 'No, the refrigerator is out of the question. Take care of the preparation, and I'll take care of the tasting.'
Another one said: 'Who needs a refrigerator? I always keep my ketchup in my pocket. You never know when you'll need ketchup for a snack.'
Another, with strong opinions, mentioned: 'Heinz doesn't even know where its own product belongs! Cruel.'
Many affirmed with phrases like:
'The refrigerator? No, my ketchup goes in the cupboard or on the counter.' They remain faithful to their convictions, that's for sure.
So, Heinz's post didn't put an end to the debate, on the contrary!
And you? Where do you keep your precious ketchup?