The Anti Ketchup Brigade


With 52% of the vote, mustard was deemed the superior condiment for usage on hot dogs in a recent Endless Simmer poll. I wholly agree with the sentiment of the ES readership. Now, I knew I was correct in my thinking before we even erected the poll. But now, the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council (I swear that actually exists and retains a DC office, I love living in the District!) has released a statement commending our vote:

Cardinal etiquette rule: no ketchup on hot dog after the age of 18.

The presser actually noted Barack Obama’s visit (captured by our own Britannia) to the DC tourist destination, Ben’s Chili Bowl, but I’ll spin it to my advantage. Read the full presser over at my friend, Ms. Cavanaugh’s blog.

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  • TVFF January 15, 2009  

    People who put ketchup on their hot dog are going straight to hell. I have absolutely no doubt about this. They are simply bad people.

  • SAG January 15, 2009  

    What a classy mini-q

  • Nick January 15, 2009  

    Are exceptions made for homemade ketchup? I don’t like the Heinz crap, but I’ve had some decent homemade stuff.

    Generally yea… mustard is the only way to go.

  • gansie January 15, 2009  

    homemade ketchup!
    tell me more!

  • Nick January 15, 2009  

    There are a bunch of recipes out there that are delicious. The problem with store bought ketchup, in my opinion, is that it is WAY too sweet due to the HF corn syrup they pack into it.

    Homemade ketchup is vinegar based though. It’s very savory and can be packed full of additions like chipotle peppers. It doesn’t take long to make and can keep for awhile. It is totally different from the stuff in a squeeze tube.

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