SALT LAKE CITY — Brace yourselves, Heinz’ “Mayochup” is happening — but it may not exactly have that name.
The condiment empire announced Monday it’s pushing forward its plan at putting the mayonnaise and ketchup love child on store shelves in the near future, but opened it up to its audience for name suggestions.
The announcement comes after 55 percent of more than 900,000 voters in a Twitter poll urged the company for the product last week. Of course, that poll also enraged many Utahns who pointed out that ketchup and mayonnaise is a culinary icon known as fry sauce in the Beehive State.
Many took to Twitter to point that out, and that name also popped up several times in the suggestions for Mayochup’s replacement name Monday.
Just call it "Fry Sauce" and be done with it 😂— Tommy (@tommyjoeavery) April 16, 2018
Well, we call it frysauce here in Utah.— Andy Pierucci (@andypierucciUT) April 16, 2018
Other names were also suggested, including what other regions of the world already call the product that has been around for quite awhile.
#MayoKetchup is from Puerto Rico you can even buy it on @amazon@GoyaFoods what are you guys gonna do about this.
BTW @GordonRamsay what are your opinions. Try them both and say who's the winner pic.twitter.com/iaZKC4akeH— Mumo Echevarría (@Mumito13) April 16, 2018
In Colombia we call it "Salsa Rosada" or "Pink Sauce"— Andy (@AwesomeAndy) April 16, 2018
With the period.— Shahriar Kevin Hendizadeh (@KevinHendizadeh) April 16, 2018
Call it Mayomato, sounds appetizingly good.— JOEL (@DEYHILL) April 16, 2018
The secret formula— TeknoNerdz (@teknonerdz) April 16, 2018
My friend calls it campfire sauce.— Samღ (@sayuhm) April 16, 2018
To no surprise, someone also made a “Step Brothers” reference, where the condiment delicacy was featured.
So, it appears it's only a matter of time until Heintz’ version of fry sauce hits your local supermarket shelves. There’s only one question left: What will it be called?
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