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May 15th, 2002

Spreadable Onion

I had a brilliant idea when I woke up this morning: Spreadable Onion.

How many times have you been making a sandwich, but you’re tight on time? You’d love to have a couple of slices of onion, but just don’t have the time to get out the onion and cut it yourself. Well, with Spreadable Onion (SpOnion, for short), you could have the taste of freshly cut onion with the convenience of a spread! No more crying tears — just squeeze and spread.

Who’s behind me on this one? Anyone willing to kick in some VC?

Posted in Food and Beverage

FROM: Matt
DATE: Wednesday May 15, 2002 -- 12:04:35 pm
Ryan- Maybe you should seriously think of creating this spread.

FROM: Patrick
DATE: Wednesday May 15, 2002 -- 12:49:55 pm

While you're at it - roast up some garlic and while its warm, mash it up good with a small amount of stock. Then you'll have garlic spread as well as onion spread. If you combine them you have Roasted Garlic and Onion Spread!

FROM: Paul
DATE: Wednesday May 15, 2002 -- 1:27:10 pm
It's a killer idea. Make it. Then, call it iOnion. Why "i"? Well, it sells, man!

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Wednesday May 15, 2002 -- 1:57:35 pm
Ah, so many good ideas!

FROM: Tina
DATE: Wednesday May 15, 2002 -- 2:16:08 pm
"SpOnion" sounds too much like "Bunion" to me....not appetizing at all. And painful too!

FROM: Jeff
DATE: Wednesday May 15, 2002 -- 2:42:37 pm
The ping site looks good but the content sucks.

FROM: Paul
DATE: Wednesday May 15, 2002 -- 3:02:35 pm
If I was working with an onion spread, I'd think that the content stinks. Get it? Onions? Stink?

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday May 15, 2002 -- 8:27:03 pm
Has anyone ever tried those chips called Funions? They scare me.

FROM: Marcus Mackey
DATE: Wednesday May 15, 2002 -- 9:55:52 pm
Hey, at least it ain't "Super Blue Stuff" he's spreading on his burger...

BTW, I like Funions, even if there's something delightfully manmade about them that just screams out "fake". I think they're like corn starch rings given an onion taste. Still yummy though, addicting too.

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Thursday May 16, 2002 -- 12:10:18 am
My sister used to live on Funions...

FROM: Marcus Mackey
DATE: Thursday May 16, 2002 -- 1:46:33 pm
"My sister used to live on Funions..."

Used to? Hmmm, she still around or did the MSG get her?

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Thursday May 16, 2002 -- 5:42:39 pm
I realized how morbid that sounded after I clicked "SUBMIT." :)

FROM: Alan Gee
DATE: Tuesday May 21, 2002 -- 6:49:27 pm
no no no- right Idea, wrong direction. Spoonion. It's a spread, so you could spread it with a spoon, yes? If I had this magical onion spread I'd put in on all my peanut butter and jelly sammiches. That would be cool- Hey seeing as how we're on food- Get a glass of milk, a can of nesquick and a bottle of tang. Put one scoopfull of tang and one scoopfull of nesquick into the glass of milk and stir well. I call it Poo n Tang. It tastes like one of the chocolat oranges they make. Man it rules. My buddy jim and I made it into popcicles one time. Oh My God. That's good stuff.

FROM: big fat lizard
DATE: Monday June 17, 2002 -- 1:59:40 am
I need to buy some milk and tang tomorrow...when I get up...

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Tuesday June 18, 2002 -- 4:00:25 pm
Someone's been there. Go to:

Click on "specialty foods"

Roasted Garlic and Onion Jam.

This is great stuff. Spread it on the little melba toasts with a little brie cheese and bake in the oven for 10 min. for great easy hor's d'oevres. I've never done this myself. I wait for someone else to do this at parties. $7.25 for some jelly not including shipping or the other ingredients is too much for me to spend--I pay my 89 cents bag of on sale chips party admission and quickly find my way to these babies and the micro brews. Definitely worth 89 cents.

Ryan May 16, 2008, 3:32 am

I’m sad that my idea, in its original form, still hasn’t come to fruition. The roasted garlic and onion jam is close, though.

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