Food - Drink
Why Cranberry Sauce Is Always Canned Upside Down
Sweet, tangy, and eye-pleasingly crimson-hued, cranberry sauce adds a welcome contrast to a warm bite of turkey and is an essential ingredient on leftover sandwiches. If you have ever tucked into a can of cranberry sauce, then you might have noticed a peculiar feature: when opened and dumped onto a plate, cranberry sauce gives a distinctive slide-and-plop.
According to Delish, the rounded edge is at the top, while the sharper edge (opened with a can opener) is at the bottom. So, when you open it, you have to flip it twice — first to open the can, then again for that dramatic "plop" when the jelled sauce slides out all in one can-shaped piece.
Cranberry sauce is always canned upside down — and here's why. "The rounded end of the can is filled with an air bubble vacuum, which makes it easier to get the sauce out," an Ocean Spray representative told Delish.