When Did They Start Making Ketchup Bottles Upside Down? Ever since I was little, getting ketchup in a bottle to start flowing has been an inexact, messy process. I learned about a number of techniques over the years. A bottle of Heinz ketchup (Photo credit: Wikipedia) You can tip the bottle upside down and smack it hard on the bottom a couple of times. First, you will see a little dribble of ketchup juice. Then, when you give it a couple more smacks, it suddenly releases and glops all over your French fries, hamburger, plate and lap. You can stick a knife into the neck and try to release the ketchup... (Read More ...)