5 Things That Made us HANGRY – May 29, 2015

Ketchup nation. Did you celebrate? No, not because it’s Friday. Because yesterday was #NationalBurgerDay— a holiday worth celebrating. In fact, we’ve been celebrating all week—pairing our ‘Chups ketchups with burgers across town.

But it wasn’t just us. The nation was in celebration, with the ‘grammers rejoicing that the glorious holiday was finally here.

Without further adieu, here are the five things that made us hangry this week – The Burger Edition:

1. At @ShakeShack captured by @ChupsItUp

Though they may be named for their milkshakes, @ShakeShack sure knows how to make a badass burger. This week, we visited one of their Washington, DC locations and no surprise: there was a line out the door. For us, it was BYOK—Bring Your Own Ketchup, as usual.

2. The Monte Cristo Burger at City Burger captured by @BurgerDays

The Burger Days handle is worth a follow, as it previews hamburgers around the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. And, we’ll be heading to Maryland to try City Burger, because nothing says “America” like cheese and ham on a burger.

3. At @BobbysBurgerPal captured by @ChupsItUp

Bobby’s Burger Palace is celebrity chef Bobby Flay’s ode to America’s favorite meat sandwich. It did not disappoint. We left totally stuffed on a brunch burger, topped with a perfect egg (and Cherry ‘Chups), as well as a Classic stack finished with some Spicy Pineapple.

4. PornBurger: The Fowl-atio captured by @MathewRamsey

There’s a guy who calls himself the Burger Pervert. Yes, you heard that right. The pervert, who created Porn Burger, whipped up a ‘Chupstastic burger made with a turkey patty, chicken liver pate, crispy duck skin, Jarlesburg cheese, and ‘Chups cranberry ketchup (seasonal) on a rosemary sweet potato roll. That’s one gourmet burger.

5. Blueberry Bleu Cheese Bison Burgers captured by @ChupsItUp

We cooked up this bad boy in the ‘Chups test kitchen: bison meat is served on a bed of peppery arugula, topped with Benton bacon, brawny bleu cheese, and red onion. We sealed the deal with Blueberry ‘Chups ketchup on a Brioche roll—this burger is the perfect combination of the best flavors.

And We Shall Call it a … Chiscuit


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What do you do when you’re craving a Chik-fil-a fried chicken biscuit on a Sunday? Make one yourself, of course.

This Southern comfort food is one of our favorites. And we’ve added a delicious spin with a special ‘Chups “biscuit sauce” – here made with our cherry flavor and deli style hot peppers – which adds some layers of sweet, spicy, and tangy to juicy fried chicken filets.

This isn’t the Colonel’s secret recipe, but you might want to hide the leftovers for yourself.


5 Things That Made Us HANGRY – Volume One

Hey, Chupsters! Happy Friday! Ready for the weekend? We are too.

We’ve decided to make your Fridays that much longer with our inaugural Food Porn Friday, where we feature the five things that made us hangry on social media each week.

From oysters to burgers to homemade burrata, there was plenty on instagram that made our tummies rumble. Summer is here, and that means BBQS, outdoor dinners, and plenty of beer and rosé at rooftop bars.

That’s enough talking for now, here are the five things that made us hangry:

1. Homemade Burrata at Table as captured by @TheHungryLobbyist

We love following the Instagram adventures of this well-dressed, cheeky lobbyist, who features delicious snaps around Washington. The latest? A beautiful home-made Burrata with kale at Shaw spot, Table.


2. Rappahannock Oyster’ Bar’s Soft Shell Crab as captured by @UnionMarketDC

Crab season is here! A most fitting illustration of its arrival is this photo from Union Market DC’s Rappahannock Oyster Bar. A simple soft shell crab on a bed of shaved asparagus. Chesapeake Bay Watershed, we love you.


3. Maketto Deliciousness captured by @ErikBrunerYang

Maketto is one of DC’s coolest new locales, the brainchild of Toki Underground’s Erik Bruner Yang and Durkl’s Will Sharp, bringing more creative deliciousness to the H St. Corridor. We can’t wait to take our own picture like this when we visit for the first time on Saturday!


4. @ThePigDC’s Burger as captured by @BurgerDays

National Burger Day is next month, and we’re getting ready. Psych yourself up by following @BurgerDays, who features snaps of burgers in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Just check out this Habanero-infused pork burger with Moonshine mayo and molasses-glazed pork belly at the Pig in Logan Circle.

5. Rhode Island Style Seafood, as captured by @ChupsitUp

Summer is here. Did you read our latest Chupstastic recipe on the blog? We have a great recipe for a shrimp and calamari dish that’s perfect for sharing on the patio. Get the recipe and buy your Spicy Pineapple Chups here.


A Rhode Island Memorial Day


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We would be remiss if we launched a brand new flavor (DID YOU SEE, DID YOU SEE?) and didn’t offer you any brilliant ideas for how to use it. As we always tell our ‘Chupstomers, fruit ketchup can and should be used in place of tomato ketchup on things like burgers, fries, hot dogs, tater tots and more.

But, you can use it to cook all sorts of wild and delicious recipes.

So today, we offer you Rhode Island Style Seafood featuring Spicy Pineapple ‘Chups. The perfect dish for an intimate Memorial Day brunch or dinner gathering. The tasty shrimp and calamari is lightly fried, served with pickled cherry peppers and fresh herbs, and tossed in our hot, new number – the ‘Chups – spicy pineapple.

Now we can say, summer is officially here!


“Fish… I love you and respect you very much. But I will kill you dead before this day ends.” – Santiago; The Old Man and the Sea

Pineapple Coming Out Kicking

After a month of VERY successful market sampling and selling, our newest flavor is ready for prime time.


This product was the result of hearing of a desire for a spicy ‘Chups flavor. Growing up with families who embrace the heat, we couldn’t agree more with the sentiment, and were eager to make a spicy fruit ketchup to join the flavor gang.

The reaction at tastings has been fantastic and spicy pineapple has quickly become a favorite. We are extra excited to bring this unique product to market and into the hands of condiment lovers everywhere!

Spicy pineapple is available for sale on the ‘Chups website and currently in the following stores:

  • Union Kitchen Grocery (Capitol Hill; Washington, DC)
  • Ah Love Oil & Vinegar – (both Shirlington and Mosaic District locations; Virginia)