“Mayochup” is already available internationally, but U.S. consumers have yet to find the condiment a pre-mixed mayonnaise-ketchup product made by Kraft Heinz in stores.
By early Thursday afternoon there were more than 500,000 votes, with 55 percent in favor of the hybrid. Several of the nearly 8,000 comments responding to the survey were celebratory.
Predictably, however, some of the voting populace engaged in terse Twitter debate about the proposed product, finding the idea more wretched than wonderful.
The marriage of ketchup and mayo is not new, said some, outraged at what they believe is a rebranding of “fry sauce,” a condiment thought to have originated in Utah. While some were curious about the new product, many fry sauce adherents lamented the seeming abandonment of the fry sauce name.
Kraft Heinz said the name “mayochup” is somewhat polarizing. It has committed to putting the final name up for vote if the product launches.