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Please Pass the Ketchup & Mustard

March 9, 2011

Remember the days when ketchup came in a clear squeeze bottle and Grey Poupon was considered “gourmet”? Now the varieties are endless and Mustards are distinguished by the various wines & vinegars used, the texture of the mustard grains or the spices they enlist. As for ketchup, well you may be hard pressed to find the traditional condiment in most fine eateries or Gastropubs. Instead, be prepared to experience ketchup-jam or some other abstract form of the tomato fruit. Not that I’m complaining! The new face of the condiment aisle has become an adventure in exciting tastes. Bring on the ketchup and mustard! But please…don’t use these on a hot dog.

Left: Sir Kensington’s Scooping Ketchup , packaging design by Alvin Diec
Right: Moustarde Violette (Violet Mustard) Zingermans

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Michele Prata Designer Lifestyle permalink
    March 9, 2011 11:07 am

    This ketchup looks like original packaging from 1800’s…! Very cool. Where does the word “ketchup” come from? I really like the french mustard color shown here…looks delicious! Good for some sliders, right?

    • March 9, 2011 11:13 am

      Hey Michele- The word ketchup is derived from the Chinese ke-tsiap, a pickled fish sauce. And yes I agree, it would be delicious on sliders!

  2. comodore permalink
    March 9, 2011 11:10 am

    i love the ketchup

  3. foodie permalink
    March 9, 2011 11:11 am

    I love the mustache between the all natural, very cool!

  4. March 9, 2011 11:35 am

    Yum! These look like something you could eat with a spoon

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