Catsup & Mayo Pouches

Another provisioning find:  catsup in pouches!  In Mexico, we also found mayonnaise in similar pouches.

Why are the pouches so good on a boat?

  • You can store them just about anywhere as they’re smaller than regular containers and also kind of “squishable.”  It’s easy to fit them around other things — I found that they actually helped keep other items from clanking.
  • The smaller size (this one holds 1-1/4 cups) means that you use them up fairly quickly.  I never refrigerate condiments (read more), so prefer smaller containers.
  • If you’re careful not to put the spout right up against food, there’s no contamination issue and very little air comes in contact with the contents.
  • Nice tight screw cap means less chance for a big mess in the locker than the flip-top lids on so many regular containers.
  • Less trash!  The pouch is so much smaller than any plastic bottle.

Here in the US, I haven’t seen the pouches in any store until yesterday.  This was right next to all the other catsup on the shelf.  Hopefully mayo won’t be far behind . . . but if you’re in Mexico, look for that too!

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12 Comments
  • Jodi Ursu on Facebook
    Posted at 18 February 2013 Reply

    I would like this even if I wasn’t on a boat. Less wasteful packaging for areas where recycling may be an issue!!

  • Julie Anderson on Facebook
    Posted at 18 February 2013 Reply

    Yes, I was them when I was in Panama. Didn’t understand why they don’t have them in the States all over the place.

  • Jackie Bartz
    Posted at 18 February 2013 Reply

    We love them!!! One can get those condiments as well as refried beans in them in Guatemala. I think we saw the beans in Cancun too.
    And one can get almost every “drop” out of the pouches too. Hardly any waste.

  • Diane Rizzo on Facebook
    Posted at 18 February 2013 Reply

    love it…now you can squeeze to the last drop!!! lol

  • Janice Fleischmann
    Posted at 18 February 2013 Reply

    At Walmart in Florida I found refried beans in pouches and they were great, right amount and less waste.

  • Debra Turner on Facebook
    Posted at 18 February 2013 Reply

    Yes!! In Roatan last month!! Why don’t they sell them everywhere?!?

  • Marine Tool on Facebook
    Posted at 18 February 2013 Reply

    Yes, in Venezuela and Colombia.

  • Janice Sterling on Facebook
    Posted at 21 February 2013 Reply

    found the ketchup in Walmart in Florida

  • Dave Skolnick (S/V Auspicious)
    Posted at 12 October 2013 Reply

    Interesting. Are the strong enough not to burst if something heavy falls on them?

    • Carolyn Shearlock
      Posted at 12 October 2013 Reply

      Well, everything will burst at some point, but I’ve never had one break. I’ve fit them between a lot of cans and they haven’t had a problem when everything jostles. Can’t say that I’ve ever had cans fall on one from more than maybe a foot though (no prob with the can falling from that height). The bags are pretty tough!

  • Nikki Marie
    Posted at 08 September 2014 Reply

    Farm Fresh supermarket sells the ketchup but havt been able to find the boatable mayo

  • Janet Ellis Childers
    Posted at 10 September 2014 Reply

    I purchased the Ketchup at Big Lots a few months ago for 60 cents. Need to look for the mayo

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