No Fuss, No Muss: Ketchup vs. Catsup

There are numerous articles about the difference between Ketchup and Catsup on the internet. Two things that I learned after reading these articles are:

  • There is no real difference between Ketchup and Catsup
  • Everyone references Mr. Burns Ketchup vs. Catsup confusion in their writing because the scene is hilarious

Personally, I was raised eating Heinz Ketchup and I’ll die eating Heinz Ketchup so my allegiance is clear. I like to think of Catsup as “Non-Heinz brand tomato, sugar, onion, salt, cinnamon based sauce” and that helps me keep things straight. I guess that wouldn’t look very attractive on a bottle label though. Also, Catsup is apparently not sold at my local grocery store.


Incidentally, Smithers actually wanted Catsup based on his grocery list:


So I’m left to conclude the Catsup is preferred by people like him…you know, Personal Assistants.

Cromulence: (Ketchup NOT Catsup) 10 Adorable Little Ragamuffins out of 10

No Fuss, No Muss Ketchup vs. Catsup From: The Old Man and the Lisa (The Simpsons Season 8 – Episode 21)







2 Responses to “No Fuss, No Muss: Ketchup vs. Catsup”

  1. Adam Avatar

    I think we should be putting anyone eating catsup in an old folks home. If we happen to put some children in accidentally, it’s their own fault really.

    1. Eatslikeaduck Avatar

      Well considering that ketchup is now technically a vegetable in the US I’m sure children will gladly call it ketchup over catsup if that means they don’t have to eat broccoli.

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