Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ketchup and Mustard Stuck in the Bottle? Help Is on the Way!

I'm sure some of us did a little awkward—and probably fruitless—shaking of a ketchup, mustard or mayonnaise bottle this past weekend. But help could be on the way.

A team of researchers at MIT has developed a lubricant, LiquiGlide, they call "a revolutionary super-slippery coating to liberate your ketchup!*" And the asterisk, which is usually a sign of danger: "*made from food materials so it’s safe and non-toxic."

Click here for more facts about LiquiGlide (from its website). And here are some videos demonstrating the powers of Mr. Super-Slippery Coating. (If you are receiving The Delicious Truth via email, click here and here to view demonstrations of ketchup and mustard, respectively.)


Natalie said...

The first article I read on this (of course I can't find it), was that it was originally invented for a toxic material container. I'm not sure I can swallow this new technology of a chemical that not even toxic chemicals can deteriorate, does it get in the food? What about recycling these bottles? Are we still able to recycle the bottles? Unfortunately, I haven't had any article tell me. Everyone is concerned about using all the ketchup but not about the extra chemicals in my food or in the recycling process. I'll stick to a little water added, shake, and use.

Anonymous said...

Will it, over time, completely replace the present bottles, leaving no alternative to the one we are told we will like better (and be exposed to a chemical we don't understand)? Oh, well, can always resort to the type of protesting that finally got rid of BPA (but after how many years?). I think it's that ever-present, problem-solving-yet-not-really-thinking-through drive to improve or make something more efficient that gets us into trouble with the unintended consequences.

Chef Rob said...

Natalie, Anonymous - Agreed!