Ketchup and Mayonnaise

One thing which always seems to shock people when they come to Germany is having to pay for ketchup and mayonnaise to go with their fries. I know it sounds like a simple thing, but it rankles so many.

How many of you have had a meal at a well-known burger chain and sat down only to find that no condiments on the tray? I bet you then had a gut-wrenching feeling as you are asked to pay for every sachet when you return to the counter to get some ketchup to go with your fries? Worse still, you purchased the meal from a drive-through and ended up eating dry fries?

I have lived in several countries over the years, but Germany has been the only one that does this. To me, it is a huge culture shock. For heaven’s sake, even in Lebanon you can help yourself to ketchup or barbecue sauce from pump action dispensers! And it is not only the fast food chains that are charging for a dollop of ketchup or a splodge of mayo – I have even had to pay extra in some of the more upmarket places.

So, if you like a lot of sauce with your fries, be prepared to pay a bit extra to actually get it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: