Welcome to back to Food Fight. This week, we’re going to be announcing the winner of last week’s battle,it was a war of epic proportions between the two largest fast food chains in the country. We’re also announcing this week’s new challengers (that we should all comment and vote on).
Before anything else, however,I just wanted to say thank you, Pepper.ph community, you’ve been great. I feel good about how things have been turning out and how I regularly get to see my food fight columns on the site’s popular posts sidebar. It’s a great ego boost for me. So thank you, but enough of my sentimentality.
It’s time to get down to the thing we all actually care about: the results!
Last week was the deciding round between McDonald’s and Jollibee. We had you vote for who had the better big burger and the better breakfast menu/food items.
And here are the results of that:
Champ – IIIII IIIII IIIII IIIII IIII – 24
Breakfast – IIIII IIIII IIII – 14
Big Mac – IIIII IIIII IIIII III – 18
Breakfast – IIIII IIIII IIIII IIIII IIIII IIII – 29
Jollibee wins it for the deluxe burger category and McDo wins the breakfast round.
Making the score
Jollibee – 4, Mcdo – 3
So Jollibee wins. The fat, happy bee wins!
Congratulations to Jollibee as well as to its hardcore fans, you may have your bragging rights.
Now we move on, for such is the way of Pepper.ph’s FOOD FIGHT.
This week, our contestants are ketchup, our favorite smooshed tomato byproduct.
Heinz vs. Del Monte
I picked these two brands since they seem like the most popular here in the Philippines, always fighting for ketchup packet supremacy at fast food places, convenience stores, and supermarkets.
Del Monte foods makes a bunch of stuff, ketchup is only one of its many offerings. They also make foods for pets, which I found interesting. Del Monte caters uniquely to the Filipino market, I feel, with their sweet style ketchup and other Filipino twists.
First produced by the H.J. Heinz company in 1876, this is a really old ketchup brand. Unlike Del Monte, HEINZ seems less focused on trying to appeal to the Philippine masses. There’s a distinct difference in the market strategies of the two.
I prefer Heinz. It has a funny sounding name and I am childish that way. I also like the taste more. It’s spicier (0r am I imagining that?). Del Monte is too sweet for me. Forget my own choices, though. It’s the people (that’s you guys) turn to decide.
Place your votes, may the more popular contestant win, and here is where I try out one catchphrase a week til something catches on.
“May the best food, fight!”
Yeah that was terrible. I’ll work on it.