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Chicago Wins the First Taste of ‘Mayochup'

The city famous for its ketchup disdain is getting the first taste of a new twist on the classic sauce. 

Heinz announced Wednesday that Chicago prevailed in a Twitter vote to be first to try its new "Mayochup" creation - and yes, there will be free samples. 

The mayonnaise-ketchup mix came to fruition after a similar Twitter poll in April, in which 510,000 votes were cast in favor of creating the new sauce. [[223762671, C]]

Heinz then announced a contest on Monday to decide which city would be first to see "Mayochup" on its shelves and on Wednesday, Chicago was declared the winner.

Brooklyn, New York, and Culver City, California, were among the "most passionate on social media" about bringing Mayochup home, but it was Chicago that prevailed in the contest for a "food truck takeover." [[479579413, C]]

That takeover will happen beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday at 150 S. Wacker Dr., according to Heinz, who invited the general public to stop by for free samples of the new blend as well as fries for dipping.

"Mayochup" was slated to hit shelves at most major retailers later this month, Heinz said.

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