Why ketchup is so damn hard to pour—and how to pour it perfectly

Ketchup, that delicious nectar of a condiment, is more annoying than it should be to pour out and enjoy. Why? Partly because of the dumb bottle it's in but mostly because it's a non-newtonian fluid in more than one way. Watch TED-Ed explain why it's so damn hard to pour out and what you should do instead in this… » 4/08/14 8:08pm 4/08/14 8:08pm

The Untold History Behind Everyone's Favorite Condiment Bottle

The Heinz ketchup bottle has become a mainstay of family dinners and greasy diners alike, and it's for this precise reason that its iconic shape so often goes overlooked. The ketchup bottle's familiar glass frame comes with a rich, fascinating history that, fortunately for us, Co.Design has been kind enough to dig up. » 8/26/13 10:54am 8/26/13 10:54am

We've Been Eating Ketchup Wrong This Whole Time

You thought those small condiment cups you get at fast food restaurants only held a thimble's worth of ketchup, right? You were wrong. Horribly, brutally wrong. Turns out you can fan them out, meaning you can dunk your fries by the fistful into a sea of crimson tomato deliciousness. Consider your life forever changed. » 8/01/12 4:40pm 8/01/12 4:40pm

Ketchup Used to Be Made of Fish: The Crazy History of The World's…

Here's something that might just blow your mind: ketchup—the national condiment of 1896, according to the New York Tribune—wasn't always tomato based. In fact, if it had remained in its early form, we might be spreading fish paste on our burgers (gulp) instead of the tangy tomato-y goodness we presently rely on. » 5/03/12 12:30pm 5/03/12 12:30pm