**This is not a sponsored post - I wish!**
Taking a break from my Penang series, I would like to share a nice discovery. Okai, so this is not an original idea but I heard urban legends about it before. I chanced upon this blog post regarding Mcdonald's ketchup. The blogger, Aileen Dreyfus, by the way is the wife of the 90's "That's Entertainment" star Chuckie Dreyfus.
So here's the thing, those little packets of Mcdonald's ketchup have this little numbers on the upper left side portion (front). It is numbered from 1 to 8 and those numbers represent something. The number ranges from "1" being the sweetest and "8" being the sourest. So the balanced taste would be on numbers "4" and "5". That's the rumor.
|see the numbers?|
There were some comments on the blog post which confirmed this rumor but I wanted to try it out. I raided our fridge and saw some packets hoarded by my mom from different establishments. I was so glad to see Mcdonald's ketchup packets with numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. We don't have number "1" but I went on with my little experiment.
|I missed the number 1|
I opened each pack and tasted it. I did cleanse my palate with some water after every packet (I dunno if it helped). It went on with my eyes closed for whatever reason. And you know what? Each ketchup packet is really different from each other. I mean it is true! I dunno if it's psychological or something but I was so happy with the results.
|paint palette-inspired ketchup|
I liked numbers "6" and "7" 'coz I'm not really a fan of sweet ketchups. I remembered how Mcdonald's served banana ketchup before and how it tasted - bleh. And how can I forget the green ketchup of Burger King way back 2001-2002, not my thing too. Too much ketchup stories going on here.
I think the reason for this is; that people won't be stuck with the same ketchup taste everytime they dine at Mcdonald's. I notice how people usually combine packets of ketchup in a small container (some in tissue napkins). And if you tend to combine it, the taste will be different everytime. Or if you don't then the chances of getting the same taste (number) everytime you go to Mcdonald's is 1:8. Nice one.
Go try it yourself!