Utah’s Greatest Gift to Mankind

One of the great things about running a blog is the ability to share with random, distant strangers ideas that only a decade earlier would have been sequestered by a particular region or culture. Today, I’m officially declaring to the world one of the Utah’s greatest gifts to mankind: fry sauce. Utah’s mountains, fluffy snow, KFC, and rock climbing don’t hold a candle to the gift of fry sauce. Fry sauce is a brilliant, salmon-colored mixture of ketchup and mayonnaise, often creatively enhanced with BBQ sauce, garlic, chilies, and/or seasoning. Think I’m pulling your chain? Google frysauce and you’ll find hundreds of others who will never go back to plain ketchup for fry sousing.

According to Wikipedia’s Fry Sauce article, Arctic Circle (a Utah-based company) lays claim to being the inventors of fry sauce in 1948. Sixty years later, fry sauce remains a relatively undiscovered treasure and is only commonly found in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. While most all fast food chains in Utah now provide fry sauce liberally, Arby’s still hasn’t caught onto the concept. Oh no, instead their alternative is horsey sauce. Come on. Horsey sauce? Can anyone really go into a restaurant thinking, hmm…I’d really like to bathe my fries in horsey sauce today. In contrast, a special effort of dedication goes out to Red Robin for providing large buckets of perfectly-blended fry sauce with unlimited fries to complement. Bless your souls.

So my fellow citizens, venture out and discover for yourselves Utah’s greatest gift to mankind: fry sauce.

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