Skip to comments.Big shakeup for ketchup - Heinz changing its recipe to slash salt
Posted on 05/14/2010 4:02:56 AM PDT by Sub-DriverEdited on 05/14/2010 5:33:53 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
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.
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Its hard to make your own ketchup because it involves pressure cookers.
the amount of salt ingested by a modest use of the product is nil - this is stoooopid
What, they can’t have a low sodium version and keep the original?
they’re just trying to cut cost while charging the same price under the guise of making it healthy. Hopefully everyone buy something else because now their product taste shit
I’ve made my own - no pressure cooker. It tastes good, but tends to be watery.
I hope all of the morons that railed against smokers will enjoy having the feds tell them what they can and can't eat.
It is all so pathetic. Salt is far less dangerous than the ideas these people put forth in the name of Nannyism aka 'Food Marxism 101'.
Silly me. I thought manufacturers were in business to make products people WANT, not to guess about what you think they need.
Kowtowing to the government health god.
Man......I hope this bites them right on their round, rosy-red ta-MAto.
Won’t be buying it. I’ve found the store brands to be just as tasty.
THIS SUCKS!!! I don’t eat a ton of ketchup, but when I do it HAS to be Heinz. This is one of those rare products (IMO) for which there is no true substitute.
SCREW the nanny state bullsh!t. NOBODY GETS OUT ALIVE ANYHOW.
PS...good thing there’s no salt in beer!!!!
Easy, stop buying anything Heinz sells. Maybe they’ll get the message.
Oh great. Not only will the small amounts of catsup we consume not taste good, but also there will be more food poisoning. Women, infants, and the elderly hardest hit.
Good, I hope the new product sucks and they go out of business so the owner, Teresa Heinz-Kerry won’t be able to support her husband, John Kerry D-MA, continued terror in MA any more. I can only pray for this! I already boycott all Heinz products.
All this ‘progress’ is really pissing me off!
Interesting theory, but I disagree. Salt is cheaper than dirt...I bet there is less than 1 cent savings per bottle. This reminds me of Proctor & Gamble changing their logo because people thought it offensive or occultic. They should have left it alone.
This whole healthy food crap is really getting on my nerves.
I am a damn good cook and I cook how and when I want to. My kids are all at very healthy weights. Most have wonderfully developed palates that are not hooked on fast food. My wife is a stay at home Mom but I do most of the cooking.
I believe that the problem lies in the fact that people do not cook anymore and kids palates get very accustomed to food from a box or a drivethru. It becomes hard to eat good food if all you have ever had is Helper and Mac-n-cheese.
But there is tons of sugar in beer.
Any taste generating substance will become under fire.
Seems easier to add a 'low salt' version but hey - what's a conservative to know about such liberal "body" fears...
Yea, “New Coke” went over well too... Time to get used to Catsup.
BOYCOTT ALL HEINZ PRODUCTS!
That’s exactly what I was thinking they should do.
They’re about to make the same stupid mistake Coke did when it messed with the popular formula many years ago with “New Coke”.
Ah ya beat me to it ...
Catsup is a flavor enhancer - take away that part of it - and you've got nothing.
"The catalyst...came from the changing needs of our consumers"
Needs, not wants.
I'd like to see one letter from a customer asking Heinz to reduce the salt. This is being forced from above on a public that doesn't want this kind "change".
I hope there's a backlash. Hunts needs to start a campaign to unseat Heinz. Their slogan could be "Heinz. The incumbent ketchup."
I guess we could just unscrew the cap and add a pinch of salt.
Rationed health care is dangerous - and will be deadly for many of us - much more deadly than a few grains of salt.
I just went on the Heinz website and asked whether it was customers or “nanny state” pressure. Also asked them to consider two versions of the product, using the “classic” label that someone mentioned above.
It's really hard for me to eat without salt. I think it's infringing on our rights!"
I tried one time (and BBQ sauce) . Rancid.
In days past when I wanted soup, I would reach for Cambells...not anymore. Since started using that damned sea salt it tastes like crap.
Yeah, they’re going to be sneaky about it. They’re just going to quietly make the change. There won’t be a low salt and a classic version, since that would tip off the public. Instead it will be stealthy like a VAT tax.
This ketchup thing really is a great illustration of what liberalism is. It would be a great teaching tool for Rush.
What in-house brand of ketchup tastes best? I usually just buy Heinz. Since they plan on f-ing up the classic taste, I will start looking around now for a new ketchup. I will appreciate any and all suggestions.
Good morning all and have a happy Friday. :)
I am restricting sodium intake due to high blood pressure.
However, not everyone is in my situation. I only ask for alternative low sodium products or stay away from canned items which are mega-sodium. I don’t want the government to force people into a one-size-fits-all recipe.
I dont know if it is so much a capitulation to pressure from Obama. I believe many of these companies realize that trial lawyers have food companies in their crosshairs and are taking preemptive measures.
Even Heinz Ketchup comes in a "no salt added" variety
Why the heck can't the folks who want no/low sodium buy that one?!
“it has to be Heinz”
Actually, whenever I wanted our homegrilled burgers & fries to taste like a trip to the local hamburger joint, Hunt’s and Del Monte filled the bill. The Heinz they served at the joints was somehow different from what came from the supermarket.
Anyway, it’s just more food nazi PC. May Heinz lo-salt ketchup suffer the same fate as New Coke!
Heinz? Oh yea, I remember them. That’s where Teresa and her gigolo get their money.
In our town was a lunch-type cafe that was Socialist-run. During the Kerry Farce, they had a proud little sign in the window, "We have Heinz Catsup".
We have never been there since. Anyone who wants to publicly mix politics with their business is too stupid to participate in either.
How's that Gun Control Thing going, Ben&Jerry's?
Hello New Coke.
I stopped eating ketchup long ago because its just too sweet. As for salt - I’ve always been a salt-a-holic. So FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!
“.good thing theres no salt in beer!!!”
My Grandfather used to sometimes put salt into his beer. Maybe it was when he thought it was going flat?
Hope they don’t mess with the natural mellowing agents.
To you and me, yes. But to a liberal it means ‘doing something’ and that's all that required for them. I have opportunity at church to watch some liberals at work and it's always the same scenario. One of them has an idea, everyone jumps on the bandwagon, a deal is made of meeting and planning, a big announcement is made. . . And then the reality of doing vs. planning hits them. If they manage to get the project completed it always has problems. The are simply not detail people, at least not when it comes to doing. They right lots of details in their Vision statement and their Goals statement, but they ALWAYS leave out at least ONE critical detail.
You are oh so correct. The amount of sodium in ketchup is nil compared to what it's used on, so it makes no difference at all. BUT, in true liberal fashion they are DOING something. That's how they solve problems.
All I buy is store brands.