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Gingersnap
05-17-2010, 11:07 AM
Big shakeup for ketchup

Heinz changing its recipe to slash salt
By TODD VENEZIA and JENNIFER BAIN

Last Updated: 7:11 AM, May 14, 2010

Posted: 2:51 AM, May 14, 2010

Your fries may never taste the same again!

For the first time in 40 years, Heinz ketchup is changing its famous recipe -- by lowering the salt content in an effort to appeal to more health-conscious consumers, the company said yesterday.

Company officials have taste tested the new blend and believe it will be as popular as their old recipe, which has a 60 percent share of the ketchup market.

But Heinz fans fear that the company may be messing with perfection and that the switch could wind up a flavor debacle equal to the infamous rollout of New Coke.

"Leave the ketchup alone," said Heinz fan, Patrick Johnson, of Brooklyn. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

"I'm so used to the ketchup the way it is -- why would they change it?" said Joe Oliva of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, who has been eating the ketchup for nearly eight decades. "I'm 80 years old, and I haven't died yet. It's really hard for me to eat without salt. I think it's infringing on our rights!"

When asked why the company was rolling the dice with a new recipe, spokeswoman Jessica Jackson said, "The catalyst . . . came from the changing needs of our consumers and our commitment to health and wellness."

Jackson said the company had been planning the change for about two years. But it is coming just as Mayor Bloomberg and other politicians are leaning on big food companies to kick the salt. Heinz was one of 16 major food manufacturers that last month signed onto the National Salt Reduction Initiative, a plan led by Bloomberg to get companies to cut back on the salt in their products.

"The Health Department commends Heinz," a Health spokeswoman said yesterday.

The new Heinz ketchup recipe will contain about 15 percent less sodium, dropping the amount per tablespoon from 190 to 160 milligrams. Heinz will also make changes to the secret spices.

"As we reduced the sodium, we rebalanced the special secret spices," Jackson said.


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FlaGator
05-17-2010, 11:31 AM
Just call the new one low-sodium and leave the old one alone.

Gingersnap
05-17-2010, 11:40 AM
Just call the new one low-sodium and leave the old one alone.

You don't get it. Food restrictions aren't about "choice" anymore, they're about your responsibility to the U.S. government to work hard enough to flood Washington with taxes, never get sick, and die a couple of weeks after retirement.

Get with the program.

:D

fettpett
05-17-2010, 12:20 PM
sounds like Heinz family is following John Kerry's wife's lead. Don't they already have a low sodium Ketchup? if they really wanted to make it healthier they'd drop the vinger from it and replace it with lemon juice or another acid

noonwitch
05-17-2010, 01:13 PM
Well, I guess it's Hunts Catsup for me!

JB
05-17-2010, 07:07 PM
I avoid Heinz because Terr-a-za has enough loot.

Plus, I loathe anything from Pittsburgh.

patriot45
05-17-2010, 07:10 PM
I salt my ketchup when I have fries! No biggie! :D

JB
05-17-2010, 07:13 PM
I salt my ketchup when I have fries! No biggie! :DInteresting. I pepper mine.

Gingersnap
05-17-2010, 07:55 PM
Then we have the mayo and fries people.

*shudders*

Bubba Dawg
05-17-2010, 08:22 PM
I like mayonaise on mine.

Gingersnap
05-17-2010, 08:28 PM
I like mayonaise on mine.

Filthy Commie. :mad:

Bubba Dawg
05-17-2010, 08:29 PM
Filthy Commie. :mad:

I also like a Royale with Cheese. :p

Gingersnap
05-17-2010, 08:57 PM
I also like a Royale with Cheese. :p

Filthy Frog-Loving Commie. :mad:

Crapouillot
05-17-2010, 09:07 PM
Filthy Frog-Loving Commie. :mad:

Hey, what is wrong with that, Miss Spongecake No Pants? :p

Frogs Rule. :D

Gingersnap
05-17-2010, 09:09 PM
Hey, what is wrong with that, Miss Spongecake No Pants? :p

Frogs Rule. :D

Get out of here, you snail-eating mayo perv. Only Anglophones can comment on my underwear status. :mad:



:p

Crapouillot
05-17-2010, 09:22 PM
Get out of here, you snail-eating mayo perv. Only Anglophones can comment on my underwear status. :mad:



:p

Okay, I admit to being a snail eating mayo perv, at least to some degree, and will reluctantly agree to cease my commentary on the status of your drawers.

Do you mind if I continue my discussions of the strawberry shortcake portion of the no pants line of inquiry?

I promise to be brief.

:)

Articulate_Ape
05-17-2010, 09:24 PM
Interesting. I pepper mine.

Pepper will be the next salt.

Gingersnap
05-17-2010, 09:28 PM
Okay, I admit to being a snail eating mayo perv, at least to some degree, and will reluctantly agree to cease my commentary on the status of your drawers.

Do you mind if I continue my discussions of the strawberry shortcake portion of the no pants line of inquiry?

I promise to be brief.

:)

Okay, that was funny but you're still a perv.

ralph wiggum
05-17-2010, 09:29 PM
Pepper will be the next salt.

Let's hope not.

Naddapig
05-17-2010, 09:32 PM
Okay, I admit to being a snail eating mayo perv, at least to some degree, and will reluctantly agree to cease my commentary on the status of your drawers.

Do you mind if I continue my discussions of the strawberry shortcake portion of the no pants line of inquiry?

I promise to be brief.

:)

Some deep fried froglegs would be good right now swampy!

Crapouillot
05-17-2010, 09:46 PM
Some deep fried froglegs would be good right now swampy!

Cannibal!!!:eek:

Crapouillot
05-17-2010, 09:47 PM
Okay, that was funny but you're still a perv.

Well, yes. :):D

Naddapig
05-17-2010, 10:03 PM
Cannibal!!!:eek:

Come on over and have a swim in my new pool, don't let the bubbles and the french fry smell scare you.

NJCardFan
05-17-2010, 10:19 PM
I like mustard on mine.

patriot45
05-17-2010, 10:25 PM
Come on over and have a swim in my new pool, don't let the bubbles and the french fry smell scare you.

Cool! A new pool and crapalot will do a cannonball! I hope there is bootytraps!:D

RobJohnson
05-18-2010, 05:56 AM
Interesting. I pepper mine.

So do I.

RobJohnson
05-18-2010, 05:58 AM
Then we have the mayo and fries people.

*shudders*

I do that once in a while, other times I will use ranch dressing or even steak sauce on my fries.