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Heinz Revamps Ketchup Packets ( it will Hold 3 Times More Ketchup!!)
WESH 2 Orlando ^ | February 4, 2010 | SARAH SKIDMORE

Posted on 02/04/2010 11:51:33 AM PST by greatdefender

Edited on 02/04/2010 11:54:29 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

PORTLAND, Ore. --The ketchup packet has been around for more than 40 years, and complaints about it for nearly as long: too messy, too small, too hard to open. Now ketchup giant H.J. Heinz Co. is unveiling the first major packaging change to the to-go condiment.


(Excerpt) Read more at wesh.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: heinz; ketchup; weight

1 posted on 02/04/2010 11:51:33 AM PST by greatdefender
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To: greatdefender

My life is complete now.


2 posted on 02/04/2010 11:52:22 AM PST by Fawn (I'm Republican ..becuz we can't all be on welfare.....)
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3 posted on 02/04/2010 11:54:25 AM PST by evets (beer)
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To: greatdefender

Are tomatoes technically a fruit?


4 posted on 02/04/2010 11:55:17 AM PST by corkoman
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To: greatdefender


5 posted on 02/04/2010 11:55:25 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: greatdefender

6 posted on 02/04/2010 11:56:44 AM PST by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: greatdefender

I don’t even use all the ketchup in the current packages.


7 posted on 02/04/2010 11:58:10 AM PST by Rodebrecht (No army can stop an idea whose time has come.)
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To: greatdefender
How does this help Michelle Obama fight against child obesity?
8 posted on 02/04/2010 11:58:17 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Round 2 (insert Bikini Babe here) - DING!)
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To: greatdefender

Teresa Heinz Kerry BUMP


9 posted on 02/04/2010 11:58:35 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: greatdefender

Heinz has enough money. Wouldn’t give John Kerry or his missus a dime of my money. There’s lots of ketsup out there that’s just as good.


10 posted on 02/04/2010 11:59:08 AM PST by quintr
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To: Berlin_Freeper

She’ll spend less time putting ketchup on her hamburgers which means more time she can spend fighting childhood obesity.


11 posted on 02/04/2010 11:59:20 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: corkoman

“To really figure out if a tomato is a fruit or vegetable, you need to know what makes a fruit a fruit, and a vegetable a vegetable. The big question to ask is, DOES IT HAVE SEEDS?

If the answer is yes, then technically, you have a FRUIT. This, of course, makes your tomato a fruit. It also makes cucumbers, squash, green beans and walnuts all fruits as well. VEGETABLES such as, radishes, celery, carrots, and lettuce do NOT have seeds (that are part of what we eat) and so they are grouped as vegetables.”

Read more at Suite101: Fruit or Vegetable?: Pumpkin, fruit or vegetable? Tomato, fruit or vegetable? Difference between fruit and vegetable revealed

http://vegetablegardens.suite101.com/article.cfm/fruit_or_vegetable_#ixzz0ebCqcBXX


12 posted on 02/04/2010 11:59:54 AM PST by Signalman
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To: quintr; Revolting cat!

What’s the difference between ketchup and catsup, and what makes fancy ketchup just so fancy?


13 posted on 02/04/2010 12:00:03 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: greatdefender
Well, it is one of life's little annoyances. You pass the drive through and you need 30 packets of ketchup. Then, if you're daring, after you rip it open wit your teeth, you squeeze the little droplets onto your fries hoping you don't squeeze too hard and get bloodied by flying sauce. If you are successful you now have a tiny amount on your fries that you now have to eat with your fingers while you drive and get ketchup all over your dirty digits. It is not for the squeamish, nor for those wear ties and try to keep their car reasonably clean.
14 posted on 02/04/2010 12:00:30 PM PST by Obadiah (Democrats and their life partners, the MSM)
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To: greatdefender

“What a terrible idea. Don’t they know that fast food is killing this country via obesity? This new packaging only promotes bad behavior and should be banned.”- M. Bloomberg


15 posted on 02/04/2010 12:00:45 PM PST by synbad600
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To: greatdefender

They’ll make for really good toilet seat “squishies.”


16 posted on 02/04/2010 12:08:22 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: greatdefender

And I heard on the news it took them THREE YEARS to come up with this new package????


17 posted on 02/04/2010 12:10:47 PM PST by Osage Orange (Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It)
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To: greatdefender

Ketchup packets in Europe are twice the size of the ones in the US - but they cost 0.20 euros each.


18 posted on 02/04/2010 12:11:44 PM PST by Notwithstanding (Wer glaubt ist nie allein. Who believes is never alone.)
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To: a fool in paradise
and what makes fancy ketchup just so fancy?

Less..or maybe more rodent hairs????

I dunno.....

19 posted on 02/04/2010 12:12:39 PM PST by Osage Orange (Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It)
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To: greatdefender

clearly this is good for the earth.


20 posted on 02/04/2010 12:13:10 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (governance is not sovereignty [paraphrasing Bishop Fulton Sheen].)
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To: greatdefender

So how many CALORIES will it be and can anyone sue Heinz for trying to make FAT Americans FATTER??


21 posted on 02/04/2010 12:20:56 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (The left have become lawless. Every strangling edict they issue carries an exemption for themselves.)
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To: Petronski

22 posted on 02/04/2010 12:23:53 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: greatdefender
I remember when I was a little kid, when ketchup and coffee creamers and jelly first started coming out with individual size packaging, my dad saying that the person that invented this should be commited to a lifetime of sitting in the dark opening them!

Some things just stick in your head!

23 posted on 02/04/2010 12:29:47 PM PST by Gettin Betta
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To: quintr
Except for Del Monte, I can't tell any difference between the major brands and generics
24 posted on 02/04/2010 12:30:00 PM PST by sticker
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To: corkoman

tomatos were designated as being, technically, a fruit by congress in the late 1800’s(?). not sure of the date.


25 posted on 02/04/2010 12:33:39 PM PST by madamemayhem (defeat isn't getting knocked down, it's not getting back up)
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To: sticker

you should try homemade ketchup. it is waaaay better than the stuff you buy.


26 posted on 02/04/2010 12:35:23 PM PST by madamemayhem (defeat isn't getting knocked down, it's not getting back up)
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To: sticker

“Except for Del Monte, I can’t tell any difference between the major brands and generics”

There are very few items that I will buy name brand over generic or store brands. Ketchup is one of them. Gotta be Heinz! (Charmin is another, but now I’m getting personal, LOL)


27 posted on 02/04/2010 12:38:58 PM PST by Gettin Betta
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To: greatdefender
it will Hold 3 Times More Ketchup!

Great.
Now 3 times as much Ketchup on the sidewalk.

28 posted on 02/04/2010 12:46:03 PM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: greatdefender

Could this have something to do with Jim Gaffigan’s briliant comedy routine? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4MFngowjPg


29 posted on 02/04/2010 12:46:34 PM PST by Mobties
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To: madamemayhem
The Tariff Act of 1883 charged taxes on vegetables but not fruits. If Nix v. Hedden the Supreme Court decided that the terms fruit and vegetable in the law referred to the culinary definitions and not to the botanical ones. Since tomatoes are served in the main part of the meal instead of dessert they are vegetables.
30 posted on 02/04/2010 12:47:42 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Special SOTU tagline: YOU LIE!)
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To: KarlInOhio

yep thats it. i could not find that for anything. thanks. and i put fruit when i meant vegatable. thanks for the corrective heads up.


31 posted on 02/04/2010 12:56:49 PM PST by madamemayhem (defeat isn't getting knocked down, it's not getting back up)
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To: Gettin Betta

Thanks for sharing, TMI to the 15th power


32 posted on 02/04/2010 12:59:27 PM PST by sticker
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To: HighlyOpinionated
The size is almost big enough now for some gin soaked raisins in easy to carry snack packs.


33 posted on 02/04/2010 1:02:00 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: Obadiah

Did you see that they have a “dipping” side now, so you can open the packet and dip your fries into the packet rather than having to smear ketchup all over the fries?

Of course, when I used to do catsup while driving, I’d just eat some fries, and then suck some catsup out of the packets.

That was before I thought about who might have touched the packets.


34 posted on 02/04/2010 1:02:38 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: madamemayhem
Never thought about home made ketchup, guess it just seemed like one of those things that required a masters in chemistry to produce, sorta like twinkies
35 posted on 02/04/2010 1:02:53 PM PST by sticker
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To: sticker

ketchup is easy. just grow your own tomatos and find a good ketchup recipe. an older one if you can find it. you can also buy a pre-measured packet of ketchup spices in some stores. i am told these are quite good.
twinkies on the other hand were created by alien scientists and cannot be produced by normal humans.


36 posted on 02/04/2010 1:12:03 PM PST by madamemayhem (defeat isn't getting knocked down, it's not getting back up)
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To: greatdefender

Good. Now I will only need 3-4 of the new packs for onion rings or fries. It was a pain squeezing out a dozen packs to get a serving.


37 posted on 02/04/2010 1:15:15 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: greatdefender

I like Hunt’s ketchup more.


38 posted on 02/04/2010 2:18:08 PM PST by rawhide
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