Does anyone ever use just a single packet of ketchup or catsup for that matter?

I don't see any reason why they don't offer larger sizes of ketchup packets. It just doesn't make sense to require you to use two or three when we all know they could package the appropriate amount of everyones favorite condiment in a single package.

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Sun, 04/05/2009 - 10:24pm


Sun, 04/05/2009 - 7:24pm
elmariachi Says:

they are wasteful and do not get recycled. all fast food shops should have the big ketchup dispensers. at home, use bottled ketchup.


Sun, 04/05/2009 - 8:44pm
Mindflood Says:

i hate having to open like 5 ketchup packets great idea.

Sun, 04/05/2009 - 9:53pm
cody Says:

Pfffttttt, now I love this red sauce(don't reply how gross that just sounded...I know) as much as the next person, but think about if they made it smaller, sure it would be inconvenient as fuck, but damn it if they would not be cute as hell, ketchup packs are cute :)

Sun, 04/05/2009 - 10:18pm
Shrooms Says:

I had this exact idea before. I put the idea into a comment box at a local McD's, waiting for their action :)

Mon, 04/06/2009 - 10:47am
cody Says:

You gotta go to Burger King to suggest, McD's don't listen at all

Sun, 04/05/2009 - 11:47pm
reflorance Says:
Tue, 04/07/2009 - 3:16pm
Sutek Says:

Like the giant ceasar dressing packets at chickfila.

Thu, 04/09/2009 - 5:05pm
Mon, 08/24/2009 - 3:56am
rms Says:

I've seen them in the capital of ketchup (Pittsburgh) at one of the outposts of things to be blessed in ketchup: The Original Hot Dog Shop in Oakland, otherwise known as The O or Dirty O.

They aren't large size packets, it's more like a small tub of ketchup. I'd say it's equivalent to about 6 or 7 ketchup packets.

Sat, 09/12/2009 - 11:29pm
freemints Says:

There is exactly half of the bare minimum ketchup in one packet.

Mon, 10/05/2009 - 7:47pm
stephenkyr Says:

No dudes, you are all wrong on this.

Assume one standard ketchup package equals 1 Ketchup Unit (KU).

Now consider the whole of *fucking humanity* - do it now.

Did you consider that?

People like different amounts of ketchup per fry, per chicken nugget, per burger. If you go making ketchup packets bigger - say you make them 3KU's, 4KU's, 5KU's, even motherfucking 10 KU's - yeah, it's going to be great for only a select few.

Example: If you do a 4KU standard ketchup packet, the 4KU, 8KU, and 12KU kids are gonna go apeshit. They're gonna love it. They're gonna fucking eat that shit up.

But what about the 1KU, 2KU and 3KU kids? They're wasting fucking ketchup, dudes! Can't you see that. And I know what you're saying: "1KU and 2KU kids don't fucking *exist* man!" And you know what, maybe you're right. But you *know* there are some 3KU kids out there. "Okay, you say: we'll make the standard ketchup packets in this country of ours 3KU's then, because that is the smallest amount of ketchup one could conceive the purchaser of a medium fries needing to fully savor all of his or her fries."

But that approach falls prey to another problem that the 4KU approach also had: if you're standard ketchup packets are 3KU's, what about the 4KU, 5KU, 7KU, 8KU, 10KU and 11KU kids? You see where I'm going with this.

It's waste! Waste, goddamnit! Do you know how much fucking ketchup an increase in the standard American ketchup packet would waste, extrapolated to the fucking BILLIONS???

We are trying to save Mother Earth, not rape her, mutilate her, cover her body with crude oil and then set her alight, for Christ's fucking goddamn sake.

Thu, 10/08/2009 - 10:03pm

You just blew my mind. I think KU should be a new thing.
But I don't think anybody was suggesting that we make a 3KU or a 4KU standard. I think it was meant more as an option between the regular ones now and the new, bigger ones. That way, everyone is happy. Make sense?

Thu, 10/08/2009 - 10:05pm

You just blew my mind. I think KU should be a new thing.
But I don't think anybody was suggesting that we make a 3KU or a 4KU standard. I think it was meant more as an option between the regular ones now and the new, bigger ones. That way, everyone is happy. Make sense?

Sun, 10/11/2009 - 3:23am
Sunshine Says:

If you're arguing for mother earth, then it is better to have less plastic and more ketchup, which means this highdea would be better fro the earth then the current system..

Sun, 10/11/2009 - 3:04pm
stephenkyr Says:
Thu, 10/22/2009 - 1:27am

we would waste more on the packets themselves with those who use many many packets. it would be better even to just make it around the average of how much people use.

but either way the idea is to make a bigger ketchup available. those who use little can still choose little.

Tue, 10/06/2009 - 2:38am
Sat, 10/10/2009 - 12:11pm
keifdizzle Says:

personaly i think thats a great highdea. or what if they put just right amount of ketchup and musterd in the same packet. but then again you dont always use mustard when you use ketchup, i retract that statement i think it would be wasteful and in-effective

Sun, 10/11/2009 - 9:06pm
jjoy42 Says:

hell yeah dude ive had this exact discussion at length before.

Mon, 10/12/2009 - 12:59am

I hate to break it to everybody who's apparently never been to a Whataburger (it's a southern thing, i know) but they give you ketchup in little hard plastic tubs similar to the way they do all other condiments at jack in the box... it's at least 2-3 KU

oh and if you ever wondered how it is that Texas has like 3 of the fattest 10 cities in the US (maybe more) just look at this delicious super-sized value meal

Mon, 10/12/2009 - 6:05am
stephenkyr Says:

Jiminy Crickets - the picture right before the one you just linked to on this photobucket account details *EXACTLY* what I am talking about: Look at the waste:

Come on, America. We can do better.

Wed, 10/28/2009 - 3:04am
longlaugh Says:

i want this to happen! bring it to the west!

Thu, 11/05/2009 - 12:20am
chantalll Says:
Thu, 11/05/2009 - 2:02am

no the single packet can be genius! when you get and naturally get high and want food. well say you ass wants something awesome like a corn dog. well you just want to heat that shit up and grab some chips and drink. well you have no paper plates and dont want to dirty a dish for holding ketchup so you grab a single packet and ration a litter per bite so every bite has a generous amount. it only takes ONE try it now!
plus it would feel waste full if it was bigger and you dont use it all. with little ones theres portion control and they dont go bad!

Fri, 11/13/2009 - 2:48pm
pminor3 Says:
Tue, 11/24/2009 - 9:01pm
kingxcore Says:
Mon, 11/30/2009 - 2:11am
brookerin Says:

all i can say dude is whataburger! their ketchup packets arent packets theyre tubs like nugget dipping sauce sized tubs its AWESOME and sooo easy to dip whoever thought of putting ketchup in a dipping cup thingy is a genius

Tue, 12/08/2009 - 9:33pm
TRSlyder Says:

I can explain why. You are considering it from the consumer's angle. Consumer's don't pay for the packets, the reastaurants do. They save more money for the restaurants. Think of an extreme example of your highDEA- what if ketchup came in expensive 7 gallon drums? The restaurant would lose a lot of money every time a customer used one, and lots would be wasted. Revenue down the drain. But if packets are annoyingly small, you waste less and help keep the restaurant's prices down so they can, theoretically, pass the savings along to you. They can get away with this because ketchup packets are free. If you don't like paying extra for ketchup, you'll have to deal with smaller packets.

Wed, 01/20/2010 - 12:50am
greatdayne Says:
Fri, 02/05/2010 - 11:16pm
route66 Says:

Heinz now has big ketchup packets!!! 3 times as much ketchup and you can either squeeze or open and dip! Way to go orangesunshine!!!!

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 9:50am

Here's the link! Thank you stumbleupon! haha :)

Sat, 03/20/2010 - 10:13am

I used to live in Germany when my dad was in the ARMY and the ketchup packets at McDonalds are big as fuck! Theres like 5x more ketchup! But you had to pay for ketchup, too.


Thu, 03/25/2010 - 5:51pm

one ketchup packet was enough for chris farlly(ala blacksheep). and thats good enough for me. R.I.P.chris

Sat, 04/24/2010 - 10:15am
Eden Says:

They're actually making those right now. I heard about it on that show The Soup.

Thu, 07/15/2010 - 3:14am

totally agree with this idea. Make it for like 3 packets worth.

Sun, 08/22/2010 - 8:39pm
Sat, 08/28/2010 - 12:48am
Becktron.0 Says:

They actually have a large Ketchup packet.
It's like two ketchup packets in one.
It's pretty dope actually.


Tue, 01/11/2011 - 11:41am

Who says catsup, thats so wierd. ahha

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 10:40am

Let's say,
If ketchup packets were just made bigger,
We'd still more than likely use more than one packet.
Just for the fact, that, Who uses just one packet?

Are ya pickin' up what I'm puttin' down?

Wants are ever-changing.
Bigger ketchup packer=Wanting bigger ketchup packet.

America. That's just how we are.

Wed, 12/14/2011 - 6:48pm
Thingone Says:

They cant do this, only because it makes too much sense

Fri, 12/30/2011 - 2:55am

I work at DQ and within the last few months we have gotten new ketchup packets. They have 3x the amount of a normal one, also complete with a dipping feature or squeeze as well. Try out DQ fries, they're actually really good.

Fri, 06/08/2012 - 10:00am

They have this in Chik-Fil-A. They even open up to reveal a dipping cup, and are shaped like ketchup bottles. Either dipping cups or ketchup squirters, they are very convenient.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 3:24pm
chris_91 Says:

i don't know if anyone has said this already.. but some fastfood chains are already doing this. i live in germany and at our mcdonalds the ketchup packet is about twice the size of a normal one :)