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Hey America, We Need To Talk About Your Terrible Ketchup Habits

It's time we have this fight.

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If there's one thing Canadians* know, it's that ketchup and Kraft Dinner were made for each other.

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*OK, not, like, all Canadians. But many of them.

An Ottawa woman even suggested it for a chip flavour. This is not a casual link — this is a serious food pairing.

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I thought the majesty of carbs + cheese + ketchup was universal knowledge. That is, until I saw this BuzzFeed story.

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Do people not know this already? Who needs to be told this? Who wasn't born with the instinctual knowledge that grilled cheese and ketchup are soulmates?

I sent out a survey to my international BuzzFeed colleagues and the results were astounding.

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Of the 75 people surveyed — which included 9 Canadians, 54 Americans, and a sampling of Brits, Germans, and others — only 8 people said they added ketchup to the orange, cheesy goodness.

And the people who were against it were very against it.

Explanations included "That can't be a thing. Please tell me that's not a thing" and "NO I AM NOT A DEMON."

Of the people who did use ketchup, three were Canadian, one was from Argentina, one was from Russia, and the remaining three were American. Interestingly, the Canadians who don't use ketchup on KD were from the East Coast.

But what does it all mean? The grilled cheese results were even more intriguing.

Every single Canadian — except for one — said that yes, grilled cheese should be dipped in ketchup.

Americans were far more skeptical, but far more accepting.

I feel confused and betrayed — yet fascinated. So let's settle this once and for all.

  1. Do you put ketchup on Kraft Dinner (or Kraft Mac & Cheese in America)?

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    Yes, obviously.
    No, but that sounds good!
    That is disgusting. What is wrong with you.

Hey America, We Need To Talk About Your Terrible Ketchup Habits

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Do you put ketchup on Kraft Dinner (or Kraft Mac & Cheese in America)?
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    Yes, obviously.
  2.  
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    No, but that sounds good!
  3.  
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    That is disgusting. What is wrong with you.
  1. Do you dip grilled cheese in ketchup?

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    Yes! Delish!
    No, that's weird. Stop. Ew.
    The only acceptable dip is tomato soup.

Hey America, We Need To Talk About Your Terrible Ketchup Habits

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Do you dip grilled cheese in ketchup?
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    Yes! Delish!
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    No, that's weird. Stop. Ew.
  3.  
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    The only acceptable dip is tomato soup.

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