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Whataburger spicy ketchup and mustard soon to hit supermarket shelves
Culture Map, Dallas ^ | 4.23.13 | Teresa Gubbins

Posted on 05/25/2013 3:39:51 PM PDT by mylife

Bolstered by the hype generated for its spicy ketchup, Whataburger has decided to start bottling the stuff. The burger chain will partner with HEB stores to sell it this summer. They'll sell the regular ketchup and mustard as well, and they are introducing a new potato chip product called Whatafries.

The ketchup will come in 20-ounce bottles; the mustard will be in a 16-ounce bottle. According to Whataburger, its mustard is a "one-of-a-kind" recipe dating back to the 1950s.

They are dubbing Whatafries a potato chip version of the their French fries, and they are crowing about the fact that they're made from real potatoes. Those will be sold in 7.4-ounce bags.

In other condiment news, the spicy ketchup will graduate from its previous limited-edition status to become available permanently at every one of its 740-plus restaurants in its 10-state service area.

Whataburger has gotten a lot of mileage from its spicy ketchup. The restaurant chain first released the not-really-that-spicy? condiment in January 2012 for a limited time, which helped ramp up the furor. When it went away, customers did what they usually do these days: created a Facebook page. Whataburger reissued it in March 2013 — which apparently resuscitated the enthusiasm sufficiently to persuade them to add it to the regular lineup.

As for the mustard, is it really one-of-a-kind? I can think of lots of mustards that are distinctive, but the Whataburger mustard doesn't seem that special.


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Loves me some Whataburger Spicy Ketchup!

Just had a Monterey Melt. Yom!

1 posted on 05/25/2013 3:39:52 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife

Hate the burgers (wife likes the grilled chicken sandwich, though) — worst other than maybe Steak & Shake, but the spicy ketchup is great.


2 posted on 05/25/2013 3:43:21 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea)
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To: freedumb2003

I personally consider their burgers to be the best. Very juicy, and it’s not small and frozen looking like the ones from McDonalds.


3 posted on 05/25/2013 3:45:24 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: freedumb2003

The new Monterey Melt is pretty darn tasty.
Roasted red pepper, Roasted Poblano pepper, Grilled onions,two Beef patties, cheese and Jalapeno ranch sauce.


4 posted on 05/25/2013 3:46:23 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: freedumb2003
Hate the burgers

Awwwww man..... Turn in your Texas citizenship card. :)

5 posted on 05/25/2013 3:47:59 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: freedumb2003

Had a friend in Texas tell me way back in 1976 that Whataburger was going to take over the U.S. and shut down McDonald’s. I’m still waiting, mind you I’m not knocking Whataburger, just still waiting.


6 posted on 05/25/2013 3:49:45 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

>>I personally consider their burgers to be the best. Very juicy, and it’s not small and frozen looking like the ones from McDonalds.<<

You obviously have never had an In N Out burger (or even a Carl’s Jr. Super Star).

The patties from WAB look like little shriveled pieces of paper. And the onions and buns are tasteless.

I tried them 4 or 5 times after moving here to Texas (to be fair in case I just got a bad day). Terrible.

Never again.


7 posted on 05/25/2013 3:50:06 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea)
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To: mylife

Soon? They’ve been on the shelves at HEB for a few weeks now.


8 posted on 05/25/2013 3:50:27 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: catfish1957

Whataburger varies on punctuation,

Whataburger?
Whataburger!


9 posted on 05/25/2013 3:52:01 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (A bad hair day is not a mental issue, or is it?)
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To: mylife

>>The new Monterey Melt is pretty darn tasty.<<

OK, to be fair I’ll try that one (so I guess it isn’t Never Again).

I only have junk food once a week so it will be next weekend.


10 posted on 05/25/2013 3:52:33 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well, I need to go get me a bottle then!


11 posted on 05/25/2013 3:54:59 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: freedumb2003

I had a coupon, so it was only $4 for that fries and a drink.


12 posted on 05/25/2013 3:56:18 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Wants.


13 posted on 05/25/2013 3:57:29 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: freedumb2003

14 posted on 05/25/2013 3:57:52 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife
As for the mustard, is it really one-of-a-kind? I can think of lots of mustards that are distinctive, but the Whataburger mustard doesn't seem that special.


Just found this recently. Best mustard I've ever had. Wow! Very popular back East, I guess. Guy told me they use it a lot on hotdogs in some of the ballparks back East. But hard as heck to find out here in California's Central Valley.

15 posted on 05/25/2013 4:02:11 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Whataburger’s pretty good as far as fast food goes, definitely in the top tier of burger joints. The top two fast food desserts, IMHO are Whataburger’s Lemon Pie and Taco Bell’s Caramel Apple Empanada.


16 posted on 05/25/2013 4:02:58 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Mastador1

“Had a friend in Texas tell me way back in 1976 that Whataburger was going to take over the U.S. and shut down McDonald’s. I’m still waiting, mind you I’m not knocking Whataburger, just still waiting.”


There’s no reason why it shouldn’t happen. McDonalds ain’t got nothin on Whataburger.


17 posted on 05/25/2013 4:03:21 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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Oh dear! how does one choose?


18 posted on 05/25/2013 4:05:44 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: freedumb2003

Worst onion rings, EVER!!!


19 posted on 05/25/2013 4:08:07 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: LibWhacker
I love Bertman Ballpark Mustard.

*Note to self* "Must go to Indians game at the Jake"

20 posted on 05/25/2013 4:08:34 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: freedumb2003

“You obviously have never had an In N Out burger (or even a Carl’s Jr. Super Star).

The patties from WAB look like little shriveled pieces of paper. And the onions and buns are tasteless.”


Maybe the ones in your area aren’t any good. I actually get mouth watering cravings for Whataburger from time to time. I always order the double meat, extra vegetables, extra jalapenos. I can’t get enough of it, which is why I’m fat.

The only time I ever got sick of Whataburger was back when I worked for them (it was my first job). I worked the night shift, and the manager liked me so much (I was practically a one man army running the place) I had free reign to make whatever I wanted in the back. So, basically, I had them everyday.

After I quit, I couldn’t even stand the smell of the place for months. However, I’ve gotten over it, since you can’t kick something that good forever. Just, like all things, in moderation.


21 posted on 05/25/2013 4:09:21 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: mylife

It’s not the Jake any more. It’s Progressive Field. Sickens me.


22 posted on 05/25/2013 4:13:01 PM PDT by FarmerW ( - Milton Friedman - The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.)
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To: FarmerW

I will always be the Jake to me!


23 posted on 05/25/2013 4:16:56 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

I was so thrilled when they brought the spicy ketchup back and am delighted that they are selling it at H.E.B.

I tried a Monterrey Melt a few weeks ago ~ delicious!

Have you had their Patty Melt? I have to get the Jr., cause I will make myself sick eating the regular size one.


24 posted on 05/25/2013 4:35:26 PM PDT by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
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To: LibWhacker

Where’d you find it in the Central Valley?


25 posted on 05/25/2013 4:41:24 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Yeah that’s what I heard 37 years ago, anything can happen, look at Hardees! Oh, yeah that didn’t turn out so good either.
Just kidding, everyone has their own preferences, regional or national.


26 posted on 05/25/2013 4:52:16 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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“Yeah that’s what I heard 37 years ago, anything can happen, look at Hardees! Oh, yeah that didn’t turn out so good either.
Just kidding, everyone has their own preferences, regional or national.”


You’re edging close to blasphemy! God Himself loves Whataburger and ordained its creation. He probably just doesn’t want it leaving the promised land, since you guys are unworthy.


27 posted on 05/25/2013 4:59:01 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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My daughter was raving about Five Guys Burgers. I tried it and hated it, and you can have it made your way, still unimpressed.

When she was pregnant she was telling me she could really go for an In-and-Out burger. She lives in Oregon and I’m still here in Californican for a little while longer. So I checked with FedEx, what’s the latest I can bring an item to be shipped next day. They said 1930 or 7:30pm for the rest of you.

I bought 2 double doubles less pickles, tomatoes, lettuce so it wouldn’t be a soggy mess. Came home, repackaged it and sent it off. Cost me @ $90.00.

She was thrilled!


28 posted on 05/25/2013 5:07:20 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: informavoracious
Morant's Old Fashioned Sausage Kitchen ... Great place, lousy neighborhood. Last time I was in there, the owner told me he's thinking of calling it quits and going out of business because people are afraid to go down there. Be a shame because he's a bit of an institution around here. Great place for old fashioned sausages and condiments. Check out what people say about them on Yelp.

Also, just found out you can order Schaller & Weber products direct from http://www.schallerweber.com/. Think I'm going to load up on the mustard, we go through it so fast and Morant's is often out of it.

29 posted on 05/25/2013 5:07:54 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: mylife

Whataburger hamburgers, 15 cents each a little while back.

;-)


30 posted on 05/25/2013 5:11:17 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: TheMom

We have similar tastes!


31 posted on 05/25/2013 5:14:24 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: familyop

15c? Really?

How did I miss that?


32 posted on 05/25/2013 5:15:09 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

By not getting a burger at a particular Whataburger a very long time ago. ;-)

How many of you remember, “Corpus Christi, That’s My Home Town” (see around ‘61)? Okay, maybe someone younger than that can remember “Corpus Christi Wind.” I watched the drunks drive to music at the old C.C. Speedway (the older, smaller track—not the Association dirt track that later opened.).

I was on the Island many times before there were any buildings on it (except the Pier in the Park entrance). I remember the first building on the beach: the one that nearly everyone had that evil wish for (_______ ______ Inn). I used Bob Hall Pier before it was shortened by the weather.

Went skiing at Lake Mathis very shortly before sitting through Hurricane Celia. Went surfing next to a couple of jetties just before a tropical storm (before things got choppy, and yes, where sharks were often seen). Rode riptides out and played in undertows. I drove under the gusher across Padre Island Dr. around...’73, I think (some kind of accident there, and the well was capped afterward). ;-)


33 posted on 05/25/2013 5:36:29 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: freedumb2003

“You obviously have never had an In N Out burger (or even a Carl’s Jr. Super Star).”

Have had In N Out, they recently expanded into DFW. I’d take the Whataburger over it any day of the week.

Now Carl’s, we don’t have those here but I do remember the road trips we’d take to Cali to see family as a kid. I always through a fit because I wanted to eat at Carl’s Jr and can still remember that taste to this day. If I’m ever far enough West again to run into one I’ll kill the first person that tries to stop me from getting in the door.


34 posted on 05/25/2013 5:53:41 PM PDT by FAA
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To: familyop

Sounds like a H00T!


35 posted on 05/25/2013 10:08:09 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: FAA

There are a few Carls Jr here, but they are a shell of what they used to be.

I liked the Carls Jr “Western Star” when I lived in Ca

A nice burger with cheese, BBQ sauce and Onion Rings stacked on top for a dollar.
Not a culinary masterpiece but mighty fine regular fare.


36 posted on 05/25/2013 10:12:59 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: FAA
The New Southwest Patty Melt I'd give it a lick.
37 posted on 05/25/2013 11:30:00 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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I have not eaten at a Hardees in 20 years.

That said, they do put some smoke on the meat.

I just helped make a mess of burgers the other day.
I said “Hey! Lets put some smoke on that meat”

Two hunks of red oak in the smoke box did it, and I stuffed a pile of redlinks up the smoke flue.


38 posted on 05/25/2013 11:48:08 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: familyop
Whataburger hamburgers, 15 cents each a little while back.

When I was a kid the family ate at Whataburger once a month. Dad would order four Sissy Burgers, cut in half (each kid and Mother got half a burger, Dad ate 1-1/2), and a gallon jug of root beer all for under a dollar.

39 posted on 05/26/2013 7:34:30 AM PDT by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
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To: FAA

>>Have had In N Out, they recently expanded into DFW. I’d take the Whataburger over it any day of the week.<<

I should have remembered what I was taught about best burger discussions.

Better to stay in safe territories such as the Civil War, Catholics/Mary and the WOD.


40 posted on 05/26/2013 9:57:43 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea)
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To: TheMom

Was that the Whataburger in C.C.? I only went there as a child with parents, probably during the early and mid ‘60s (lived a little closer to the Island). Now, I’m on a place, where we saw 39 below zero one night this last winter. Funny, what growing up in southeast Tex. and later doing infantry-related Army stuff in southern climates can do to some of us (chase us to the high, dry cold).


41 posted on 05/26/2013 11:36:45 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

“There’s no reason why it shouldn’t happen. McDonalds ain’t got nothin on Whataburger.”

Except for billions in the most choice commercial real estate locations.


42 posted on 05/26/2013 11:46:30 AM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: Rebelbase

Ok, they got that too.


43 posted on 05/26/2013 12:07:07 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: familyop

My hometown is also Corpus Christi. In fact, I live here still. I would like to move somewhere nice and cold, though. I think we only had “winter” for about a week this year. Got down to around 50, felt really nice. Now it’s hot and humid again.


44 posted on 05/26/2013 12:10:52 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

I’LL BUY YOUR HOUSE!! Yesterday was 49 degrees, 100 mph an hour winds and dark, dreary and plain Muslim like. (You close to a boat?)


45 posted on 05/26/2013 12:17:37 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: familyop

This was in Aransas Pass, in the 60’s.

My grandpa owned an ice house (real ice house, not beer joint) on the Island, so I spend tons of time there. It is still on of my favorite places.

There is no way in hell that I would live anywhere that the temp got that low. Good darn thing I did not marry a military man. ;-)


46 posted on 05/26/2013 12:30:43 PM PDT by TheMom (Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts!)
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To: TheMom

Aransas Pass... We went floundering in some shallow water next to a channel there, when I was a kid (’60s—gigs, lanterns and the like).


47 posted on 05/26/2013 1:55:52 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: TheMom

True, the cold, windy winters up here are one of the downsides. The cold seems to hurt more, as we get older.


48 posted on 05/26/2013 1:58:43 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans
I feel your pain. ;-)

Hurts, just thinking about sometimes trying to sleep without air conditioning during the early '60s in C.C. (turning the pillow over and over to lay on a cooler spot). And it's a wonder those invincible giant roaches didn't carry us all away (not to mention diamondbacks, little green worms that sting, super-aggressive yellow jackets, men o' war in the surf and all).

You might like southern Colorado, maybe somewhere not on the Range. I'm more north and at a high elevation. The weather up here (about 9,200 feet) is unearthly and deadly (winds up to over 100 mph in winter with ice spraying from the nearby peaks, temps way below zero). There are bears and mountain lions (gobs of mountain lions around my place). They've never come close in daylight, though.

At roughly 7,000 feet or lower, anything from about the latitude of Denver to the south is nice. Look for one of the freer counties, though. Most counties have too many crazy commie regulations.

If you really want to try a cold place, Wyoming would be worth a look. If I had it to do again, I'd look up there for sure (more freedom in some areas). Researching local water wells, taxes and regulations would still be necessary.


49 posted on 05/26/2013 5:28:28 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: LibWhacker

Try Weber’s if you like that. You might have to mail order it, but gooooooood stuff!


50 posted on 05/27/2013 2:29:44 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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