Anybody watch Mad Men?
My favorite episode so far was the one wherein they so delicately trashed margarine, which is my fake-food nemesis and the bane of my existence. (I trash it even more in my book. Fun!)
Ginsberg** said: “it’s greasy, it’s not butter, it’s cheap, it has no smell, people hate it…”
And then, angels sang, we found out dragons and mermaids are REAL, and can I get an AMEN?
So that was awesome.
Things obviously couldn’t get any better. Until now.
A subsequent episode of Mad Men (or a previous one – who knows. Thanks, DVR) was about a pitch made to Heinz Ketchup. Yes, this is a horrible iPhone photo of my television.
I love ketchup. I have loved it my entire life. I never ate french fries because I like french fries. I ate french fries solely for the ketchup.
But, some time ago, I gave up ketchup on principle. Even the high-fructose-corn-syrup-free stuff. Why? Because they use GMO tomatoes and sugar from GMO beets. Nope, homemade ketchup doesn’t do it for me, even though it’s a relatively simple recipe that, in theory, should do the job. So I quit it all.
Repeat: I’ve tried making my own. Never liked it. Sorry, people. I know you’re supposed to MYO, but when you stink at cooking like I do it rarely goes as planned.
Therefore, I like to alert people when I find a pre-made Paleo-friendly condiment with absolutely no hidden garbage. I’ve told you about this healthy mayo and the amazing hot sauce from Boulder Hot Sauce Company. Now I’m going to tell you about PaleoChef Ketchup.
This stuff is LEGIT. And I don’t just say that because I work with Steve’s PaleoGoods and Steve’s Club National Program. They actually hit this one straight out of the park. It’s more complex-tasting than conventional ketchup, but not too big for its britches, knowwhatimean? Something about it is simply perfection. You know when ketchup tries to out-do itself, but it never really works? This totally worked.
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Thanks for reading!
**Update: unfortunately, in later seasons, Ginsberg goes insane. Way to ruin my smug moment, Mad Men.