Whataburger Ketchup Now Available by the Bottle Thanks to H-E-B

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Texans love their homegrown restaurants and grocery stores, and the affinity that people feel for San Antonio-based H-E-B is easily matched (if not surpassed) by the cult of Whataburger. The best thing to come out of Corpus Christi aside from Selena (a.k.a. the Mexican Madonna), Whataburger inspires the sort of passion in Texans that In-n-Out evokes in those silly, silly Californians.

It's only natural, then, that two such beloved food purveyors would come together on a project guaranteed to endear both to fast food-loving Texans for all eternity.

It was announced a few weeks back that Whataburger would soon be selling its Fancy Ketchup, Spicy Ketchup and Original Mustard in H-E-B stores across the state. To anyone unfamiliar with the burger chain's condiments, let's just say they're pretty popular.

The regular Fancy Ketchup and its sister, the limited edition Spicy Ketchup (which is normally only available during certain times of the year at Whataburger locations) will be sold in 20-ounce bottles, while the mustard will be sold in 16-ounce bottles. Honestly, who cares about the mustard though?

All three condiments will be available at H-E-B, Central Market, Mi Tienda and Joe V’s Smart Shop (all H-E-B-owned grocery stores) starting on Saturday, May 25. Any Memorial Day weekend plans you have will be embarassingly inadequate without Fancy Ketchup, so stock up.

Oh, and sorry about that whole not-having-any-H-E-Bs-except-for-a-couple-of-Central-Market-locations thing, Dallas. Sucks to suck.



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27 comments
John John Amann
John John Amann

Hollisa Hahn head will explode. Werner Campbell be careful!!

Vanessa Man
Vanessa Man

I don't like HEB, but I will make the sacrifice just to get the ketchup!

Kevin Gee
Kevin Gee

Nah. I just mix sriracha and ketchup together.

Sara Meyn Holder
Sara Meyn Holder

how sad, i just saw the date and thought, I will be off that day, I can camp out in front of the condiments section and wait for it...

Tina Louise Nobbs
Tina Louise Nobbs

We have had these in New Zealand for a few years are you really just gettn this style of ketchup bottle??

FattyFatBastard
FattyFatBastard topcommenter

I get the ketchup thing.  It will be interesting to see if it tastes the same in the bigger vessel, much like how Ozarka tastes different in a 20 oz. bottle than it does in a 5 gallon jug.  As for the spicy variety, I think they need to go back to the drawing board.  It is nothing special.  I'd rather just splash some Tobasco into the regular version.

thomas125
thomas125

You said you were going away - when?

NathanSmith
NathanSmith

I care about the mustard. Whataburger mustard is incredibly underrated compared to the Fancy stuff. That bottle WILL be in my fridge.

stev
stev

one holiday, my brother, father and I go out to our Whataburger for a bite to eat...before we leave, my dad stops briefly and stares at the black and white picture of the first whataburger stand, iconic to each franchise location....as we walk over, he points to the man behind the stand and says, more or less, "you know, growing up in Corpus Christi, we would always go to the first whataburger stand. it was really popular. but I can't walk into one or listen to someone talk about whataburger without remembering that man (he points to the man behind the stand in the picture) he was having an affair with my aunt...*expletives*"...

Nichole Campbell
Nichole Campbell

When I was little there was this pirate treasure contest for Captain Crunch. You called a number, and there was this recording that was kinda scary. I love scary things. So I called it a billion times, just to scare myself, squeal and hang up. And call again. I did this for days, until the operator called and told my father to keep me off the phone because I was tying up lines. True story. The Las Vegas phone company had banned me.............jerks.

Chris Holder
Chris Holder

My brother El Jeffe actually wrote and called Whataburger asking them to bottle and sell their ketchup so much that they sent him a couple of free meal coupons, thanked him for his interest, and politely asked him to stop contacting them. True story.

Brant Croucher
Brant Croucher

I've never in my life been so excited about condiments.

granaguard-space
granaguard-space

You probably will never see this reply, but for anyone else who comes after you and reads it: the news is not about the bottle, which we've had for who knows how long. The news is the contents of the bottle, which for the first time will have ketchup from a Texas-based chain called Whataburger. The ketchup there is very popular.

kshilcutt
kshilcutt moderator editor

@thomas125 My last day is May 24, although my last review will run in the May 30 issue.

thomas125
thomas125

@stev So, my take away is that your aunt is a slut....

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