01/23/2014 09:12 am ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

How To Tell If You Have A Ketchup Addiction (PHOTOS)

Flickr: sk8geek

As food lovers, we know what it's like to get carried away with an ingredient or a dish. We went through a time where we thought sriracha belonged on everything. We quickly got wrapped up in the hype over the Cronut. And we might still be overindulging in all the new ways we can eat bacon. So we understand, as food people, what it means to have a strong affection -- or some would say addiction -- for a food.

We've known some serious food addicts in our day. Nutella fiends are easy to spot (and often times kind). Butter junkies are super hardcore. But when it comes to ketchup, those guys can be the worst kinds of addicts. Ketchup addicts think that this tomato-based condiment makes everything taste better. (It doesn't.) And they have absolutely no shame about what they liberally add it to (like pasta!). If this sounds like you, read on. You might just be a full-blown ketchup addict.

  • 1 You Hate People Who Put Mayonnaise On Their Fries
    Flickr: Bookeditor
    Because what a wasted opportunity to eat more ketchup.
  • 2 You'll Never Forget The Day Lay's Came Out With A Ketchup Flavor
    Flickr: zieak
    It was the greatest day of your life.
  • 3 You've Got An Obscene Amount Of Ketchup Porn On Your Work Computer
    Getty Images
    And you can't stop looking at it.
  • 4 It's Getting To Be A Problem
    (Seriously, you might want to get help.)
  • 5 You Eat Eggs With Your Ketchup
    Flickr: cyclonebill
    And we're here to tell you that THIS IS DISGUSTING.
  • 6 You Wear This Shirt, Like, Everyday
    Etsy: IceCreamTees
    Because you mean it. And if you don't have it, you wish you did.
  • 7 Eating Fries With Ketchup Makes You The Happiest Person In The World
    Jupiter Images
    The two go together like a horse and carriage.
  • 8 Heinz Or Hunts, You Don't Care
    Flickr: uberzombie
    You don't discriminate when it comes to ketchup. It's all freaking amazing.
  • 9 You Can't Sleep Without Your Heinz Night Light.
    Etsy: BodaciousBottles
    And it only set you back $34.95.
  • 10 You Show Your Feelings Through Ketchup
    Flickr: Iain Farrell
    What better way to profess your love for someone?
  • 11 It's The Only Way You Know How
    Flickr: wildinkpress
    (But seriously people, ketchup on steak?!)
  • 12 There's Nothing You Want More In Life Than A Ketchup Spigot In Your House
    Flickr: Lucius Kwok
    Knowing you have all that ketchup in your home would make you sleep better at night.
  • 13 You Don't Need Pasta Sauce, Because You've Got KETCHUP
    Flickr: manoftaste.de
    Once you've committed this culinary crime, you know you have a serious problem.
  • 14 Pulp Fiction Is Your Favorite Movie Because Of The Ketchup Joke
    And Uma Thurman will forever be your favorite actress. Don't remember it? It goes something like this: "Three tomatoes are walkin' down the street. Papa Tomato, Mama Tomato and Baby Tomato. Baby Tomato starts lagging behind, and Papa Tomato gets really angry. Goes back and squishes him and says: 'Ketchup.' Ketchup."

    You LOVE it.
  • 15 You Have This Tattooed Somewhere On Your Body
    via: gowanhaus.com
  • 16 You Like Cheese And Crackers AND KETCHUP As A Snack
    Flickr: Peter aka anemoneprojectors - camera busted!
  • 17 This Is A Perfectly Acceptable Lunch
    Flickr: goldberg
    (But it's not really. You know that, right?)
  • 18 You Hate Tomatoes Because They Aren't Ketchup
    Flickr: burgundavia
  • 19 Ketchup Makes You Act All Weird, But You Just Don't Care
    Flickr: tanakawho
    Because you just really, really, really, love ketchup. Like a lot. A lot, a lot, a lot. So much so that it even hurts inside.

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