Heinz Finally Answers Whether Ketchup Should Be Stored in the Fridge (or Not) The company's Twitter account started a tomato storm on this long-debated issue for July Fourth.

By Dan Bova

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Should you put cold ketchup on your hot dog this Fourth of July? If you want the highest quality Heinz on your dog, then the company says the correct answer is yes.

It's true, the long debate fought for decades amongst those with strong opinions about condiments is finally over. Heinz's official Twitter account unequivocally says that ketchup should be stored in the fridge, and, by the looks of a poll they ran, most ketchup users agree.

But while 63% of the 13,178 voters were in line with refrigerating this food product, the warm ketchup crowd would not go quietly. "So yall like cold ketchup on hot food," wrote HOODFARMER, adding a barfing emoji to cement his stance.

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Ketchup historians will note that while the HOODFARMERs of the world might be shocked at this news, Heinz has held this belief since as far back as 2017. When Joseff D tweeted: "@HeinzKetchup_US Where do you keep your ketchup?" the brand replied, "Because of its natural acidity, Heinz® Ketchup is shelf-stable, but refrigerate after opening to maintain product quality."

Whether you are in the refrigerator camp or the sort-of warm camp, we hope you enjoy any and all grub you consume and have a happy and safe Fourth of July!

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Dan Bova

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Dan Bova is the VP of Special Projects at Entrepreneur.com. He previously worked at Jimmy Kimmel Live, Maxim and Spy magazine. Check out his latest humor books for kids, including Wendell the Werewolf, Road & Track Crew's Big & Fast Cars, and The Big Little Book of Awesome Stuff.

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