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January 28, 2012

“Shake, shake the ketchup bottle, first none’ll come, and then a lot’ll”

You may have heard of this brilliant couplet by the US humorist Richard Willard Armour. Which was originally inspired by the words of a fellow country man who had succinctly written: The catsup bottle, first a little, then a lottle.

In these modern times however, the conundrum of the ketchup bottle is something we generally do not have to encounter on a daily basis, due the instant gratification of the squeezy bottle. Though sometimes we shall sit in a restaurant or diner, and be  faced with this glass antagonist, teasing you with its contents. First you will probably shake, hit, stick your knife down it – you name it, you’ve probably done it in attempt to get the good stuff.

But fear not my ketchup fiends, a solution to this problem has been solved!  Ever wondered on a glass bottle of heinz what the embossed 57 symbol was for… well so did i, and now i know. If you tap this magic spot in an upwards motion with the bottle slightly tilted you will be greeted with a gentle flow of ketchup!

all images are my own unless stated

Tried and tested by yours truly, this really DOES work, and not just on Heinz but any brand!  Try it for yourselves, and let me know how it works for you!

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Christina permalink
    January 28, 2012 2:50 pm

    What a great post, must shake my ketchup bottle right haha 🙂 Check out my new post about skin saving products

  2. January 28, 2012 3:19 pm

    Thanks! the ketchup bottle is a mystery to many
    checking your post out now!

  3. January 28, 2012 3:59 pm

    Reblogged this on Someone Stole My Cookie… and commented:
    This blog is pure genius!

  4. January 28, 2012 4:13 pm

    Thank you!

  5. January 28, 2012 6:43 pm

    thanks for solving the mystery for the wondering world!

  6. fromthericefields permalink
    January 28, 2012 7:50 pm

    Great post! Learned something today! 😀

  7. January 30, 2012 11:10 am

    Impressive advice. I never knew there was so much to say about ketchup, and I sense there is much, much more. Nicola or

  8. February 8, 2012 12:48 am

    love this article too. I never knew about that!! Great info!!

  9. February 29, 2012 2:51 pm

    I wonder why it didn’t work haha

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