by Nancy Stiles
In what is probably the greatest giant catsup bottle news ever, Oscar Mayer announced today that it's looking into buying the world's largest catsup bottle in Collinsville, Illinois. The bottle recently went up for sale along with the warehouse property it stands on. The asking price is $500,000, which is surely chump change for a company like Oscar Mayer.
Oscar Mayer issued a statement regarding its interest this morning:
Oscar Mayer heard that the World's Largest Catsup Bottle was for sale, so we just had to send out the Wienermobile to check it out. With six large hot dogs on wheels traveling across the country all year, we could use a worthy condiment.
The Wienermobile did indeed cruise through Collinsville to scope out the catsup bottle, per its Instagram account.
UPDATE: We got an email from Mike Gassman, president of the nonprofit that promotes the World's Largest Catsup Bottle:
"We would RELISH a benevolent ownership from Oscar Mayer!"
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