This factoid is unverified but has been making the rounds for quite sometime. I have yet to confirm this with Golden Arches but I thought I’d share this with you anyways. So, please don’t take this as the gospel truth for now.
Did you know that your common McDonald’s ketchup packaging are numbered from 1 to 8? You will see the superscript marked on the upper left corner of each packet.
Rumor has it that there is actually a reason for this.
They say each respective number corresponds to the ketchup’s “sweetness to sourness” level. “1” being the sweetest of the bunch while “8” being the sourest.
To put this to the test, I did my own taste experiment. I got a few McDonald’s ketchup packets and tried to verify it by tasting them myself.
I opened the packets with numbers that were farthest from each other (1 & 7) in order to distinguish their taste differences.
The packet numbered “1” was indeed sweeter than that of number “7” which tasted somewhat sourer. I was actually surprised myself! But the differences were very minute, if any. You would hardly even notice the difference had you not known that there was a meaning to these packet digits.
Consider this post incomplete for now until I can get more concrete answers to these unverified facts.
I will not delay, so check back soon.