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Tue, April 2, 2013

Upside down on ketchup bottles

Since the Brewers took their time winning in extra innings on Opening Day Monday, we never got a chance to chat about the Easter weekend because of the short show following the game.

So today I'll open the PhilCast today with a recap and some stories about Easter egg hunts gone bad from around the country.

I did end up making a couple of varieties of sauces for Easter dinner, which brings me to today's blog subject: ketchup bottles.

In the course of meal prep I had occasion to open both a new mayo jar and a new bottle of ketchup. Could someone please invent a new way to seal the opening once you remove the plastic cap?

You know what I mean, right? There is a round piece of cardboard held on with a few tiny tabs wrapped around the outside of the opening.

As it turns out, these tiny tabs are nearly impossible for normal-sized human digits to grab and peel up, thus release the death hold the cardboard piece has on the opening of your ketchup bottle or mayor jar.

Inevitably after some swearing and numerous stabs at the little buggers I end up with ketchup or mayo on my fingers, having fought a diligent battle to simply get my new condiment container open!

At the very least they need to all be using that style that has a lift-up plastic flap you can grab and pull up rather than the little tabs on the side. The flap method doesn't always work either, but at least your odds of ketchup-covered fingers go down using that style.


Plus, I've gotta say for some reason I'm not a fan of those upside down ketchup bottles either. Give me my ketcup old-school thank you very much.

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