Ketchup is something you can find in practically everyone’s fridge and most people love it as it goes with lots of meals : sandwiches, burgers, french fries, etc. However, to say that Melissa Ibbitson loves the tomato sauce would be an understatement as she is totally obsessed with it. The 19-year-old theology student consumes 3 bottles of ketchup a week which adds up to as much as 160 lbs. a year.
Melissa’s obsession is so strong that she is able to walk out of every restaurant that doesn’t have her favorite condiment and she usually asks for 12 sachets for her meals at the students’ union. The teenager admits her friends sometimes get embarrassed by how much ketchup she consumes in public but most of them are even encouraging her addiction in a way. For her birthday last year Melissa received a birthday cake in the shape of a ketchup bottle, an ‘I love ketchup’ towel and other ketchup-themed presents. The girl worries what eating so much ketchup might be doing to her body but she can’t overcome her addiction.