Does Ketchup Belong In The Fridge? Heinz Has Answered
This is-not a debate about what is the best ketchup
Most times when we speak about Ketchup debates, it is always about what is the best tasting
Is it Heinz or Hunts? These are debates that never have a winner because people always have a favorite brand and they will not be dissuaded from choosing it
This debate has also been argued for as long as ketchup and refrigerators have coexisted. Which is probably over a century or so by now.
Fridge it or Shelf it?
People online can’t agree on where to store open bottles of ketchup. Do you keep yours in the fridge, or just leave it out at room temperature?
You can understand why the argument has persisted for years. When you go to a diner or a restaurant or even a fast food joint you’ll notice the ketchup is not refrigerated. It is usually left on the table or on the condiment table. Perhaps the ketchup comes in handy squeezable packs that once again are not refrigerated
Heinz has weighed in!
Heinz’s U.K. division started a Twitter poll to see where people stand. Last we checked, only 55% said they refrigerate their ketchup. But that’s mainly Brits voting. It’s not clear if that holds true here too.
Some people apparently hate COLD ketchup. And the main argument for not refrigerating is restaurants just leave it sitting out. So do you really have to?
The ketchup at restaurants gets used up pretty fast though. So it’s probably not sitting out for months on end. And according to Heinz, your fridge IS the best place for it.
The answer is?
Heinz UK posted on Twitter and said, “FYI: Ketchup goes in the FRIDGE!!” A spokesperson for Heinz added that is the “best way to maintain” its taste.
It is barbecue season and I’m sure catch-up will be a big part of that, so stock up and keep a space in your refrigerator for your favorite brand.