Anyone who isn't up for mixing mayonnaise with ketchup DIY-style might soon be able to reach for Heinz's new "Mayochup." The mere existence of the condiment has spurred very strong feelings online.
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This story originally appeared on Parents.com by Maressa Brown.
Mayonnaise can be a delicious and versatile condiment, as can ketchup. Put them together, maybe with a few other key ingredients, and you've got pretty much every "secret sauce" (a.k.a. Thousand Island dressing) that was ever smeared on a burger or served alongside some fries. But pfft, who wants to have to mix ketchup and mayo themselves? Heinz must have figured there are people out there who want their go-to condiment hybrid ready to go, because they've released "Mayochup."
There's one catch: The product is currently only available in the Middle East. But Heinz took to Twitter yesterday, April 11, to run a poll and test whether or not it would be profitable for them to bring the mashup stateside, too.
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
So far, more people seem into the idea than not, but it's practically a tie. In the meantime, Twitter users have been weighing in on the prospect with delight or disgust—or simply pointing out that kids and parents have been making the "new" condiment for ages. (Related: 10 DIY Condiments That Beat Store-Bought Any Day)
I hope this mayochup isn’t a joke, my life will be complete
— amy louise (@ameelouisee) April 10, 2018
— Heinz Ketchup (@HeinzKetchup_US) April 12, 2018
I’m finding Mayochup a deeply upsetting concept.
— Talia Pick (@Talia_pick) April 10, 2018
‘Heinz have invented Mayochup: Mayonaise & Ketchup!’
Hunnies pls, I’ve been doing that since I was 3
— Lewis Gorse (@GorseYouCan) April 10, 2018
— Rob Wilsher (@robsowill) April 11, 2018
One thing's for sure: Heinz should definitely rely on parents' opinions. Since ketchup is a family staple, and sometimes the only item that will get kids to eat their dinner, they're undoubtedly a target demographic for the success or demise of "Mayochup!"