I am a Whataburger fan boy.
I’ve been to the double-decker store near the beach in Corpus. I pine for the return of the Honey BBQ Chicken Strip Sandwich. I have a fancy ketchup shirt, and bought my fiancé the pure honey shirt for Christmas. You can imagine how excited I was when I found out that Whataburger was releasing their spicy ketchup yesterday. Could it live up to the bar that the fancy ketchup set?
To heck with the New Year’s diet. With only a limited batch, I knew I had to try the spicy ketchup before they were gone, so I made my way over to the local Whataburger. (Speaking of, have you noticed how Whataburger is the master of “limited time only” items on their menu? My mouth will literally start watering when I hear that the Honey BBQ Chicken Strip Sandwich has returned; they also once had a great promotion where you could call a help line to cope with the absence of the A1 Thick and Hearty Burger. I expect Whataburger will toy with our tastebuds with the spicy ketchup as well.)
The packaging is clever; the black label evokes something dangerous, mysterious as compared to the affable red packaging of the fancy ketchup. I was surprised to see that the ketchup indeed had a kick that came from jalapeños which lingers in your mouth.While not a replacement for the fancy ketchup, the spicy sister sauce is a terrific compliment for their crispy French fries. The spicy ketchup can also be a sauce of choice in the morning for the hash browns that accompany their ranchero styled Breakfast on a Bun.
I can only hope that they make this limited item a regularly appearing item on the menu; if not for the sauce, simply for the fact that I want a new black spicy ketchup t-shirt.
With limited supplies, be sure to try some of their spicy ketchup today and let me know what you think in the comments below!