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i hate plastic squeeze bottles for heinz ketchup and Guldens mustard

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MarkG Jul 30, 2006 01:33 AM

water always comes shooting out after standing in the fridge.

whatever happened to GLASS bottles??

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    xman887 RE: MarkG Jul 30, 2006 01:51 PM

    mostly business. plastic costs less than glass. it is light weight. costs less to ship. does not shatter if you drop it. less dangerous to employees which traslates to fewer injuries, workers comp claims, lower insurance costs, etc.

    some swear that a coke/pepsi/mountain dew taseted better out of a glass bottle and those are long gone.

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      rednails RE: xman887 Aug 4, 2006 03:36 AM

      You can still get Coke in a bottle, they're in limited production. I had a Coke "Light" (Diet, from Mexico) tonight at a place in Berkeley. Haven't seen Pepsi in a bottle in a long time, and that's my preferred brand.

    2. jfood RE: MarkG Jul 30, 2006 02:44 PM

      been there done that. what i normally do now is shake it up and then do a little squirt into the sink to "prime the pump." nothing worse that that mustard water hitting the hot dog and tomato water hitting the burger.

      Just one of those items that us chowddies need to be nimble on when large corps change the playing field.

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        Scagnetti RE: jfood Jul 31, 2006 02:17 PM

        That's exactly what I do.

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        wayne keyser RE: MarkG Jul 31, 2006 01:58 AM

        Why on earth would you refrigerate ketchup or mustard?

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          Marge RE: wayne keyser Jul 31, 2006 02:48 AM

          Why on earth not? In my part of the earth, I refrigerate my ketchup and mustard after it's opened--any reason not to??

        2. hatless RE: MarkG Jul 31, 2006 02:37 AM

          So unscrew the whole cap and use it the same way you would a glass container. Nobody said you have to use the squeeze-top.

          1. jennyantepenultimate RE: MarkG Jul 31, 2006 03:10 AM

            I love the plastic bottles. Just pop the cap open and shut, shake the bottle while it's still upright and the "water" (or vinegar, which it is actually more likely to be) will mix back in. Turn it upside down and you're good to go. BTW, The shaking thing is actually a good idea for the glass bottles too.

            1. Alice Patis RE: MarkG Jul 31, 2006 07:19 PM

              I don't understand, you have to shake a glass bottle to get the ketchup to start flowing, why can't you similarly shake a squeeze bottle before squeezing? That's all it takes. I love the convenience of squeeze bottles, it comes out much more controlled than a big glob from a glass bottle (for ketchup), and you clean one less utensil than a jar (for mustard or mayo).

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