During the depression in the 40's (the Canadian version), potato farmers on Prince Edward Island thought they would try to boost sales to combat rival potato farmers in Idaho. It was felt that it would be a natural evolution in the potato industry to try and infuse their sexy potatoes with ready-to-go condiments.
After much debate they decided on ketchup as their test infuser (with sour cream, bacon and catsup as runners up). There were many tests to determine the best way to infuse the potatoes, such as high pressure chambers and syringes (manual injection). It was determined that the best way was to let the potatoes absorb the ketchupy goodness directly through the soil it is growing in. The farms proceeded to saturate their soil with ketchup and let the money roll in.
If it wasn’t for this ingenious idea we wouldn’t have ketchup infused potatoes and Prince Edward Island would not have red dirt. That is just crazy.
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