This Genius New Invention Will Start A Ketchup Revolution

Good to the last drop.

Ketchin' up to the future. Image Heinz

There are multiple tricks out there to get the last bits of ketchup out the bottle. Ever heard of tapping the 57 on the Heinz bottle? It works. Now, a new company has created a brilliant alternative to the old tricks.

It’s a revolutionary new solution that will change the face of condiment bottles forever, and it guarantees you get every last mushy red drop onto those chips. [via Digital Journal]

The brainiacs over at MIT have come up with this secret weapon, called LiquidGlide, and its accompanying accessory – a prodigious bottle.

MIT LiquidGlide

The glass bottle has within it a rough surface that is coated with this specialised liquid, creating a slip ‘n’ slide effect. This allows the ketchup to squelch around the inside and avoid clinging to the sides.

Co-creator Professor Kripa Varansi insists that LiquiGlide is completely safe to consume. “The cool thing about it is that because the coating is a composite of solid and liquid, it can be tailored to the product. So for food, we make the coating out of food-based materials and so you can eat it,” she said.

The researchers also believe that above all this invention will substantially reduce the problem of food waste and could even aid oil pipelines in the future.

No word yet on when it will be available in the UK, but the innovation is already used for products like Mayonnaise in Germany and Scandinavia.

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