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Oscar Mayer Wants to Buy the World's Largest Catsup Bottle [UPDATED]

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In what is probably the greatest giant catsup bottle news ever, Oscar Mayer announced today that it's looking into buying the world's largest catsup bottle in Collinsville, Illinois. The bottle recently went up for sale along with the warehouse property it stands on. The asking price is $500,000, which is surely chump change for a company like Oscar Mayer.

See also: Non-Profit Rallies to Save the World's Largest Catsup Bottle

Oscar Mayer issued a statement regarding its interest this morning:

Oscar Mayer heard that the World's Largest Catsup Bottle was for sale, so we just had to send out the Wienermobile to check it out. With six large hot dogs on wheels traveling across the country all year, we could use a worthy condiment.

The Wienermobile did indeed cruise through Collinsville to scope out the catsup bottle, per its Instagram account.

UPDATE: We got an email from Mike Gassman, president of the nonprofit that promotes the World's Largest Catsup Bottle:

"We would RELISH a benevolent ownership from Oscar Mayer!"

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Jeff Dillow
Jeff Dillow

Only a dipshit cardinal fan would dare put ketchup on a hotdog.

Linda Kessler
Linda Kessler

I say NO! Oscar Mayer makes good products (I do have a wienie whistle) but I don't want some other company screwing up the ONLY ketchup I will eat--Brooks.

Vivian Helm
Vivian Helm

I passed it on the poplar street bridge a couple of days ago!

Matt Lankford
Matt Lankford

Fun fact - the world's largest catsup bottle has a phone number, and they will answer at any hour. I can't recall why, I just remember getting loaded, finding the number on Google, and speaking to a live human at 3 in the morning.

Dave Nunes
Dave Nunes

Thanks Sarah Elizabeth Mayoral!! I'll look for it next time down that way!!

Sarah Elizabeth Mayoral
Sarah Elizabeth Mayoral

It was suppose to go next to the Worlds Largest Hot Dog Cart in Washington Missouri!

Laura Dee
Laura Dee

I hope they don't want to move it.

Josh Wells
Josh Wells

I think they should buy the biggest Mayonnaise Jar also.! Don't you think Mark O. Howald?

StacyLyn Peak
StacyLyn Peak

what a wiener , ,,, get it winner,,, wiener lol

dwc1981
dwc1981

Perfect! Now we can use our horseradish and become the hot dog capital!

Chris M. Jessen
Chris M. Jessen

Such a shame that a landmark is being sold. Perhaps the gateway arch would look lovely in downtown Shanghai.

Chris M. Jessen
Chris M. Jessen

I suppose if they wanted to misspell it... that would be fine.

jcthelilly
jcthelilly topcommenter

“Nobody,” Callahan says with a clenched jaw, “I mean nobody puts ketchup on a hot dog.”

jzavist
jzavist

as long as Heinz doesn't get the same idea and start a bidding war!

Kelli Mayahi
Kelli Mayahi

Beware of Miley Cyrus. ..she'd probably try to straddle it too. LOL

Erik Olsen
Erik Olsen

Here's hoping that Vienna Beef puts in a winning bid at the last minute. ;)

Zac White
Zac White

They should make a hotdog water tower next to the ketchup!

Laurie Shannon
Laurie Shannon

OMG! This is the exact place I stalked the WB cuz the ketchup bottle is in all my pics! No wonder they were oddly parked there when I finally caught the hot doggers...sneaky Oscar Meyer!!

Julia West
Julia West

Mute before you click on this article -- the page has TWO video ads w/audio -- it's headache-inducing.

Julia West
Julia West

Hope they open a discount hotdog outlet shop in the warehouse.

Jeff Griswold
Jeff Griswold

Perhaps a meatloaf company can purchase the catsup bottle.

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