3 Jul 2012

Heinz Tomato Ketchup



Heinz Tomato Ketchup - Bursting Full of Tomatoes!

Heinz has its own varieties of plump tomatoes, which it harvests to make its delicious, recognisable and unique Heinz Tomato Ketchup.  These distinctive Heinz tomatoes are lovingly grown and blended into a simple recipe to create one of the UK’s most popular condiments.   Heinz Tomato Ketchup is bursting full of tomatoes – there’s 1/3 of a tomato in every squeeze* - and contains no artificial colours, flavours, preservatives or thickeners.

We believe that Heinz’s very own varieties of tomato are just one of the things that make Heinz Tomato Ketchup such a firm family favourite on the dinner table. Tomatoes are the main ingredient in our delicious recipe that makes Heinz Tomato Ketchup the perfect partner for meal times.

A staple on any family dinner table, Heinz Tomato Ketchup has, for many years, been heralded as one of the world’s most recognisable brands. It sells more than 70 million bottles each year across the UK, making it the nation’s favourite ketchup.

So why is it Heinz 57? 
While riding a train in New York City in 1896, Heinz founder Henry J Heinz saw a sign advertising 21 styles of shoes, which he thought was clever. Although Heinz was manufacturing more than 60 products at the time, Henry thought 57 was a lucky number. So, he began using the slogan “57 Varieties” in all his advertising. Today the company has more than 5,700 products around the globe, but still uses the magic number of “57”. 
The slogan ’57 Varieties’ was born and is still featured on Heinz labels to this day. In fact, today Heinz makes and sells around 5,700 varieties. However, 57 is as much a part of the Company as the name itself, and will forever stay so. 

Tremendous Tomato Facts!
Heinz has its very own varieties of tomatoes used in its tomato ketchup
 Heinz Tomato Ketchup has a speed limit. If during manufacturing Heinz Tomato Ketchup pours unaided at more than 0.028mph, it’s rejected
Heinz Tomato Ketchup was originally called Catsup, derived from the Chinese word Koe- chiap
1876 – First secret recipe for Heinz Tomato Ketchup introduced by Heinz seven years after the company’s foundation

Over 10,000 varieties of tomato exist: from tiny “tomberries” about 5mm wide (less than a quarter of an inch) to the Ponderosa variety, which weighs over 1.5kg (over 3lbs)


La Tomatina is an annual festival in Bunol, Spain, where participants throw an estimated 150,000 tomatoes at each other over a week, purely for fun

Tomato seedlings have previously been grown in space.  Heinz Tomato Ketchup has been exclusively approved by NASA for use on the International Space Station!

Tomatoes are actually a fruit and not a vegetable

The largest tomato ever grown covers an area of 56.73 m² according to the Guinness World Records

Heinz Tomato Ketchup contains a third of a tomato in every 15ml squeeze

There are so many varieties of tomato that they can be grown in just about any climate (sandy, dry, moist, or salty) and in almost any soil 

Tomato juice is the official state beverage of Ohio


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