Recently, I have been having a debate with my friends on whether or not ketchup should be a smoothie. So, if condiments are not a thing, would ketchup be a smoothie?
First thing, we need to know the definition of a smoothie before we start saying anything definitively. According to the Oxford Dictionary, a smoothie is “a smooth, thick drink of fresh fruit pureed with milk, yogurt, or ice cream.” Also, Merriam-Webster said, “a creamy beverage made of fruit blended with juice, milk, or yogurt.” Now, it is whether or not ketchup can line up with these definitions. For right now, we will be ignoring the drink part until the end. Next in the line, whether or not ketchup has fruit in it. This sparks another debate on whether or not a tomato is a fruit. Thankfully, this has already been solved. A tomato is a fruit since its seeds are on the inside. So, that’s one down. Next up will be whether or not ketchup has milk, yogurt, juice, or ice cream in it. According to common sense, there is no yogurt, milk, or ice cream in it as it is shelf stable until you open it. None of what is listed behaves like that. Now, there is tomato juice in most Ketchups. So that has a half check mark. The last check mark is up to you guys. Whether it is a drink is up to you to choose. If you do think it can be a drink, it is a smoothie. Otherwise, it’s not. However, at the end of the day, it is condiment.