Heinz Is Letting People Vote On Whether Or Not We Want Mayochup In The U.S.
History tells us that letting the public at large vote on things doesn’t always end well (see: President Donald Trump). Everyone has a voice and a vote, and some people choose to use them to wreak havoc. Or more often, play a joke on the world. We’re seeing this play out again on Twitter, but thankfully, this time everyone wins. Heinz Ketchup tweeted out a poll, asking followers to vote on a very important subject. Do you want Mayochup or not? The condiment is a mix of ketchup and mayonnaise, and is already wildly popular in the Middle East. We have something similar here, called fry sauce. But it’s not widely available. Unless, you know, you want to mix your own like some kind of goddamn neanderthal.
The Mayochup poll has a lot of people up in arms. Apparently people have VERY strong feelings about mayonnaise and mixing condiments.
The condiment company said that 500,000 “yes” votes meant Mayochup would be on shelves in the U.S. The poll is now closed, and a staggering 930,691 people actually voted. On … sauce. If only we could get this kind of turnout when deciding on the leader of the free world, but I digress.
55% of the over 930,000 votes were “yes” votes. I did a little math (it hurt, please pray for me), and that means Heinz got 511,880 “yes” votes. Get ready for your completely redundant condiment, America!
Now, I love mixing ketchup and mayo. It’s delicious. But I don’t mind mixing my own? I make my own mayo (try it, trust me), so I don’t ever buy commercial mayo. So I don’t know how likely it is that I would buy a totally separate bottle of something it takes two seconds to make on my own. Then again, I’m a sucker for condiments, and 65% of the contents of my fridge is sauces of various types.
Heinz was all up in the replies, which was hilarious. Food social media accounts have been killing it lately.
So it looks like we’ll be seeing Mayochup in stores pretty soon! I have to say, this poll ended way better than other times companies asked the public to vote on something important.
What say you, dear readers? Will you be rushing out to buy Mayochup? Or will you just let your ketchup and mayonnaise puddles merge together into delicious fry sauce as god intended?