We’re in Borth again this week.
We left the husband / daddy at home. I brought some ketchup with us from home but left the brown sauce behind for him as he likes it on his double poached egg on toast for breakfast. When we are on holiday we always have bacon butties for breakfast. It’s tradition. With our bacon butties we like sauce, tomato or brown. Myself and my eldest two love ketchup. However, my youngest son doesn’t like ketchup; he likes brown sauce. Sadly for him I am too mean to buy some more brown sauce just for him. He had to have his bacon buttie with just butter.
This got me thinking (while cooking, not in the usual place) whether it is physically possible to like both ketchup and brown sauce. So I asked the ocean of opinions on Facebook and this is the response I received:
Friend One: At the same time? Or is that too weird?
Friend Two: Nope ketchup is lovely, brown sauce is ikky.
Friend Three: John [Friend Three’s husband] will often have both if eating a cooked breakfast.
Friend Four: I have a splodge of each with a cooked breakfast, and sometimes have a bit of each on a fork full!
Friend Five: I like both equally and mustard, horseradish and tartar sauce. I love all condiments.
Friend Six: I used to have cold mashed potato with ketchup as an afternoon snack. Not keen on brown sauce though.
Friend One’s idea of a joke: It’s not as if i spend all my time on facebook fishing for condiments.
These questions provoked a further, related, question to which the answer clearly is YES. If it is possible to like both, is it possible to enjoy eating both in the same meal? Apparently so, and even in the same forkful!
I’m not the first person to ponder this topic. In 2013, a website called News Shopper asked the same question relating it to bacon butties. Here you can see the statistics on the replies they got. Just over 1 in 10 people who responded think that either is fine. So this provides me with affirmation of my facebook results: it is possible to like both.
I’ve learnt something new today. It has been a useful day.