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Thanks to Taylor Swift, Heinz Selling 'Ketchup and Seemingly Ranch'

Just 100 special edition bottles will be released

(Newser) - While hanging out with Travis Kelce's mom Sunday at the Kansas City Chiefs game, Taylor Swift's choice of football snack food was announced to the masses via this tweet from a Swift fan account: "Taylor Swift was eating a piece of chicken with ketchup and seemingly ranch!...

Heinz Talks Refrigerating Ketchup, and a Red Storm Rises

Despite legions who say otherwise, the company wants you to refrigerate after opening

(Newser) - For decades, Americans have been plagued by this burning question: Do you need to refrigerate ketchup or not? In a Newsday food column published in May 1977, columnist Marie Bianco cited Heinz in her answer, writing that the longtime ketchup maker said "you must refrigerate the ketchup unless you...

Heinz Wants to Buy a Boat for Sailor Who Survived on Ketchup
Heinz Tracks Down
Wayward Ketchup Sailor

Heinz Tracks Down Wayward Ketchup Sailor

Company is giving Elvis Francois, who survived at sea with ketchup, a new boat

(Newser) - Heinz has found the ketchup sailor. The company was very publicly trying to track down Elvis Francois, who famously survived 24 days lost at sea with the help of ketchup for sustenance. On Monday, Heinz told CBS News it had tracked down the 47-year-old on the island of Dominica in...

New Heinz Bottle Cap Took 185K Hours to Design

This one will be a lot easier to recycle

(Newser) - Heinz didn't go through 57 varieties of bottle caps before it settled on a new design for its squeezy bottles—but it was close. The redesign involved 185,000 hours of product development over nine years and Heinz went through 45 iterations, Fast Company reports. Previous innovations created ketchup...

Big Heinz Move: Paper Bottles Come to Those Who Wait

Company developing alternative to iconic original glass bottle

(Newser) - People might be squeezing Heinz ketchup out of a paper bottle in the not-too-distant future. The company is teaming with the packaging company Pulpex—perhaps best known for making a paper bottle for Johnnie Walker whisky—to come up with a more green-friendly container, reports Axios . While the push for...

Americans Divided Over a Condiment
Divided Over
a Condiment

Americans Divided Over a Condiment

Love it or hate it, 'Mayochup' likely coming to US stores

(Newser) - Americans are just 120,000 votes away from getting their hands on "Mayochup." Ahead of the summer grilling season, Heinz took to Twitter on Wednesday to tease a US release of its bottled mayonnaise-ketchup combination, already sold in some Middle East countries. "Want #mayochup in stores? 500,...

Heinz Finally OKs Don Draper's Ketchup Ad

Good things come to those who wait, 'Mad Men'

(Newser) - Don Draper just landed a big account at the ripe old age of 91, as Heinz has decided that the fictional version of itself depicted in a 2013 Mad Men episode made a judgment error in rejecting his 1960s ketchup idea. Draper's pitch—the burger, the fries, the steak,...

Israel Declares That Heinz Isn't Ketchup

Instead, it is tomato seasoning

(Newser) - Heinz may mean ketchup in America, but in Israel, it's now mere "tomato seasoning." The nation's health ministry has decreed that Heinz's version doesn't have enough "tomato solids" to qualify as ketchup and has downgraded it accordingly, reports the Times of Israel . The...

Heinz Contest Leads Customer to Porn Site

Company let domain expire after promotion expired

(Newser) - Heinz has just learned an embarrassing marketing lesson. A customer in Germany scanned the QR code on a bottle to take part in the company's design-your-own-label contest, reports the Local . Except the website that came up wasn't for the contest, it was for a hard-core porn site. The...

Heinz, Kraft to Become Food Giant

Merger will make them continent's No. 3 food and beverage company

(Newser) - News that might interest those whose favorite pantry staples are ketchup and mac and cheese: Kraft Foods Group Inc. and H.J. Heinz Co. have announced they will merge in a deal that will create the Kraft Heinz Co.—the third largest food and beverage company on the continent...

Heinz Pioneers Sriracha Ketchup

Spicy blend to be rolled out this month

(Newser) - Heinz ketchup mixed with sriracha sauce is now a real product, not just the preserve of people experimenting at home. The company says it plans to release the Asian-style hot sauce mix this month, reports CNN . In a press release , Heinz says fans clamored for the new flavor, which is...

Tomatoes as Car Parts? Heinz, Ford Team Up

Idea is to recycle skins, stems into plastic

(Newser) - Two statements you wouldn't think would be connected: 1) Heinz ends up with a lot of extra tomato parts after making ketchup. 2) Ford Motor Co. needs a lot of material for car parts. The two companies announced today that they're teaming up to try to turn all...

McDonald's Cuts Ties With Heinz Ketchup

Although most Americans couldn't get the brand at the fast-food chain anyway

(Newser) - Heinz brought in a former CEO of Burger King to run the ship a few months ago—and now McDonald's has severed ties with the ketchup company after 40 years, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . That means nobody eating at McDonald's will be slathering their fries with a Heinz...

Buffett and Co. to Buy Heinz
 Buffett and Co. to Buy Heinz 

Buffett and Co. to Buy Heinz

In largest deal in food industry history

(Newser) - An investment group including Warren Buffett has agreed to buy HJ Heinz Co., in what the company says will be the largest deal in food industry history. Shareholders will get $72.50 in cash for each common share, a 20% premium on yesterday's closing price, meaning the deal values...

New Cancer Fighter: Cooked Tomatoes

 New Cancer Fighter: 
 Cooked Tomatoes 
study says

New Cancer Fighter: Cooked Tomatoes

Heinz-backed research highlights lycopene

(Newser) - Good news, but only if you like tomatoes: The chemical that makes them red helps fight prostate cancer, a study suggests. In a lab, lycopene was shown to stop cancer cells from attaching to a blood supply. The process can delay the cells' growth, and even kill them, the Telegraph ...

Heinz Revamps Ketchup Packets

New, larger design lets diners dip, squeeze

(Newser) - America's go-to to-go condiment just got a makeover: After weathering complaints about its ketchup packet for 40 years—too small, too messy, too tough to open—Heinz has unveiled a new design that has a cup-like base for dipping. A tear-off end still allows for squeezing, and it hold three...

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