Whether you call it "ketchup" or "catsup," this Volkswagen side dish gives us an excuse to eat a bratwurst.

Volkswagen introduced a tasty new product this week at Techno Classica Essen, the world's largest classic car show in Germany.  Bottles of Volkswagen Classic Ketchup will be sold for €3, with the first series limited to 1,000 units.

The condiment displays a 1950s-era Volkswagen Beetle on the front, though the ketchup recipe was developed in the 70s.  Originally created by Kraft, the side was meant to "complement the taste of the legendary Volkswagen curry sausage," served to employees at the VW plant in Wolfsburg.

The thicker sauce is not the only condiment in the VW lineup.  The company has been bottling their spiced ketchup since 1997, selling 425,000 bottles in 2009 alone.

So keep these options in mind the next time you order a currywurst.

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