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Posted on 20 May 2008 by tomatocasual.com

Ketchup Art

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By Vanessa Richins

Next time you grab a ketchup packet, check out the art.

After success with a promotion involving holiday themed packets, Heinz North American Foodservice decided to sponsor a contest for children in Grades 1-12.

Their task was to design art based around a Heinz ketchup bottle to be used on single serve ketchup packets. Schools were sent a packet with submission forms, lesson plans about tomatoes, and fact sheets. The contest ran for nine months, and was also open to homeschooled children.

Out of over 15,000 entries, twelve students – one from each grade – were chosen as the winners. Their schools received $750 worth of ketchup and Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 19 April 2008 by tomatocasual.com

Would You Buy Fancy Ketchup?

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heinz.jpgBy Michelle Fabio

Heinz, the unofficial King of Ketchup, has decided that the mere enticement of more lycopene in your diet isn’t enough to sell ketchup anymore, so they’re adding a few new ingredients–including double the amount of tomatoes.

After a year of taste-testing, Heinz’s new Special Blend, aimed at foodies with more, ahem, refined tastes, will also include sea salt, cayenne pepper, and Demerara sugar.

Special ingredients, of course, mean “special” prices–a bottle (glass, by the way) of the fancy ketchup will cost about three times that of the original version.

Even the Heinz label is getting an upgrade Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 17 January 2008 by tomatocasual.com

Is it Ketchup or Catsup?

Recipe: How to Make Your Own Ketchup - tomatocasual.comBy Michelle Fabio

A condiment of two names–so which is correct?

Is it ketchup or catsup?

According to World Wide Words, one of the earliest references to one of our favorite tomato-based products occurs in the 1711 book by Charles Lockyer, An Account of the Trade in India. And he calls it “Ketchup.”

The origins of the word are convoluted, apparently, but the short version is that it likely comes from a Chinese dialect. The original sauce was meant for fish–interesting since these days ketchup isn’t a very common addition to fish dishes.

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Posted on 16 October 2007 by tomatocasual.com

Heinz Pushes for Sweeter Tomatoes

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Heinz Pushes for Sweeter Tomatoes

By Michelle Fabio

With a 25% increase in the cost of corn syrup, a major ingredient in Heinz’s famous ketchup, the 138-year-old, $2.5 billion company is looking for new ways to reduce the amount of sweeteners added to the mix–and one possibility is to start out with sweeter tomatoes.

Reuben Peterson, the director of the global supply chain for Heinz, is meeting with Stockton, California processors who work with the 150 San Joaquin Valley growers who supply all of the tomatoes for the famous “thick and rich” ketchup.
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