America’s oldest ballpark- opened in 1912, and many aspects of Fenway Park have remained classic and untouched. The new Fenway Park ketchup, however, is a different story. Fans are rebelling against the new sugar-free, gluten-free “awful” ketchup the park now serves.
The condiment was quietly changed as a result of the ballpark signing a new 3-year deal with a condiment supplier. But the scandal couldn’t hide under the nose, or tongue for that matter. It is now at the tip of the tongue as fans are getting very vocal about their passionate dislike for the new condiment.
One user even wrote “Aramark entered the chat,” suggesting that the previous supplier should return and likely that like most other American ballparks, should opt to sell the classic Heinz ketchup. The shift in ketchup started one-year ago, but with the recent kickoff of the new season, fan disappointment recently resurfaced.
On the user-generated query site, Reddit, there is an entire 58-count thread solely dedicated to the topic of Fenway’s new ketchup. The feedback is not so positive, and it’s the same story across all social media. One Red Sox fan took to Twitter to write:
“Fenway, you need to change your ketchup. It’s gross. Bringing my own ketchup packets to the game so I can eat a hot dog and enjoy it. The ketchup at the park quite actually ruins the food. Change it.”