National Ketchup Day (June 5) is, apparently, a thing. And, in the lead up to the
carefully marketed day devoted to the classic condiment, fun-loving Torontonians can barrel down a 50-foot ketchup slip ’n slide… yes, really.
The marketing initiative promoting Pringles Ketchup Chips aims to tap into Canada’s “snack psyche and our collective red-stained fingers [as] a delicious symbol of our patriotic passion.”
The event hosted by “self-proclaimed Ketchup Chip keener”, and former Toronto Blue Jay Brett Lawrie, offers a chance for fellow ketchup fiends to suit up in coveralls, helmets, and goggles then hurl themselves down a condiment covered slide in an attempt to set a world record we never even considered: The Most Canadians to Slip Down a Ketchup Slippery Slide in One Hour.
The event happens to coincide with Toronto’s Mac & Cheese Fest as well, which means that the divisive food pairing could consume your whole Saturday if you let it.
Ketchup Slip ’n Slide
When: June 3, noon
Where: Front Street West and Simcoe Street, Toronto