Certain things in this world lose their importance at some stages. This might be due to a decrease in their popularity or due to a suitable replacement of them which might be better or more reasonable than those. Some of them might bounce back to their original position and again manage to get the same fame while some cannot manage to do so and are even forgotten by the people who once used them. But some things are also present here which have not faced any major blow since their introduction to people.
Tomato Ketchup is one of those things as it has been getting more and more popular with every passing day. From the time when it was first made to now, not a single day has come with the news that ketchup is going to lose its value. Contrary to many other food products ketchup has remained almost unchanged throughout this period.
Created from fermented fish or fish pickles, no one has an idea that this sauce is going to modify into today’s ketchup and earn popularity all across the globe. The biggest reason behind ketchup success is its role in the world of fast food and snacks. Literally, no fast food is considered complete without the addition of ketchup in it whether while cooking it or as a dipping sauce. Most of the quick snacks are not as tasty as they felt with ketchup.
Following are some key uses of tomato ketchup that make it an integral part of almost every fast food and a huge variety of homemade and ready-made snacks.
Use as a Condiment
The first thing that makes ketchup an integral part of every snack item is its use as a condiment. Tomato ketchup has great taste-enhancing abilities that can help you to transform every meal into its tastiest version. No matter for whom you are making snacks, whether it’s party time or you are doing so for your child, tomato ketchup is an essential ingredient for them.
If you are not familiar with the use of tomato ketchup as a condiment in all snacks which seems really odd as almost everyone is aware of them, then open the browser which you are using and search for some snack recipes. About 90 percent or even more snack recipes that taste other than sweet contain ketchup in either condiment form or as a dipping sauce.
Use as a Dipping Sauce
This is the main purpose of tomato ketchup for which it is known all across the globe in every region, every country, city, and town. Its use as a dipping sauce does not require any introduction or explanation as everyone in this world is aware of it. Its effect as a dipping sauce is considered far better than its other use. The things with which it is served as a dipping sauce got the actual taste from it and does not feel the same taste when eaten without it.
The best example in this regard is that of fries. A portion of the world’s population believes that fries got the actual taste from ketchup, as without it they are just fried potatoes which no one could eat regularly as people do now by eating them with ketchup. The same thing applies to the other fast foods and snacks as well because eating a burger, pizza, tacos bite, sandwiches, etc. without ketchup is a really bad idea and no one will wish to do so after trying once.
Other than the above two main uses, it has various other uses as well which are also as popular as the above two. Its use as a barbecue sauce is very popular among people. Some people use it without adding anything to it while others add different other condiments to make it spicier and less sweet depending upon its use in the respected meal.
Moreover, it is also used as a marinade, all-purpose sauce, and gives the typical taste to a number of snacks. But the children’s love towards eating ketchup is the main thing that makes it an integral part of every snack meal.