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Ketchup Slices are the Newest Fascinating Food Fad

posted: 03/28/18
by: Amanda Mushro

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Around here, food is simply a vehicle for my kids to eat more ketchup. Because of their love for this condiment, I've had to clean up my fair share of ketchup messes, spills, and explosions. But now one company says they have the answer to taking the mess out of eating ketchup on all your favorite foods by offering ketchup slices. Yes, ketchup slices.

Bo's Fine Foods has launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to make and sell ketchup slices that will come in packets and do not need refrigerated. Just imagine loading up your fries with tasty ketchup and not having to bang on the bottom of the bottle while the tomato goodness pours out. Imagine how much time you'll save! Maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration, but I'm sort of fascinated by this ketchup slice concept.

So how do they make these slices? According to the company, the slices are made from vine-ripened tomato puree, distilled vinegar, cane sugar, Kosher salt, onion and garlic powders and fruit pectin. The slices, which resemble fruit leather, has around 30 calories and 5 grams of sugar, while regular ketchup has 19 calories per tablespoon. Since launching their campaign, over 400 people have donated to make their dream of ketchup slices a reality.

The company boasts a clean label since all ingredients are non-GMO, no artificial flavors, preservatives, or high-fructose corn syrup. Since the slices don't need refrigerated, you can toss them into lunchboxes, take them to picnics, or simply stockpile them in your home if your kids want ketchup on their chicken nuggets but can't seem to keep the ketchup puddle on their plate and not all over their shirts, the kitchen table, and your otherwise clean walls. Remember I mentioned ketchup explosions in my house?

If ketchup slices end up in your grocery store, would you try the slices or are you just sticking to your bottle for your ketchup needs?