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Big shakeup for ketchup - Heinz changing its recipe to slash salt
NY Post ^

Posted on 05/14/2010 4:02:56 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Edited 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.


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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catsup; changing; diet; foodpolice; heinz; ketchup; recipe; salt; shakeup; slash; sodium
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Nanny State.........
1 posted on 05/14/2010 4:02:56 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Its hard to make your own ketchup because it involves pressure cookers.


2 posted on 05/14/2010 4:05:18 AM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: Sub-Driver

the amount of salt ingested by a modest use of the product is nil - this is stoooopid


3 posted on 05/14/2010 4:06:29 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: Sub-Driver

What, they can’t have a low sodium version and keep the original?


4 posted on 05/14/2010 4:06:53 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Sub-Driver

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


5 posted on 05/14/2010 4:07:01 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: GeronL

I’ve made my own - no pressure cooker. It tastes good, but tends to be watery.


6 posted on 05/14/2010 4:07:15 AM PDT by sneakers
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To: Sub-Driver
This attack on our food is the natural next step for the anti-smoking NAZIs.

I hope all of the morons that railed against smokers will enjoy having the feds tell them what they can and can't eat.

7 posted on 05/14/2010 4:09:32 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: Sub-Driver
So not even a choice? Low salt or 'classic'? Give me a break. Too bad, the once great American brands, are willing to become food apparatchiks for the State.

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'.

8 posted on 05/14/2010 4:11:56 AM PDT by cricket (We ARE the Truman Show)
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To: Sub-Driver
"The catalyst . . . came from the changing needs of our consumers and our commitment to health and wellness."

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.

9 posted on 05/14/2010 4:12:07 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am not a administrative, corporate, collective, legal, political or public entity or ~person~)
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To: Sub-Driver

BUY HUNTS


10 posted on 05/14/2010 4:12:08 AM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: Sub-Driver

Won’t be buying it. I’ve found the store brands to be just as tasty.


11 posted on 05/14/2010 4:12:34 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Sub-Driver
FLINCH!!!!


12 posted on 05/14/2010 4:13:57 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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!!!!


13 posted on 05/14/2010 4:15:10 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Easy, stop buying anything Heinz sells. Maybe they’ll get the message.


14 posted on 05/14/2010 4:16:09 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


15 posted on 05/14/2010 4:17:19 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


16 posted on 05/14/2010 4:18:08 AM PDT by MissyMack66
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To: Sub-Driver

All this ‘progress’ is really pissing me off!


17 posted on 05/14/2010 4:19:03 AM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (Give me Liberty.. or I'll get up and get it for myself!)
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To: 4rcane
"they’re just trying to cut cost..."

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.


18 posted on 05/14/2010 4:21:26 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


19 posted on 05/14/2010 4:22:59 AM PDT by pennyfarmer (Your Socialist Beat our Liberal)
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To: Mich Patriot

But there is tons of sugar in beer.

Any taste generating substance will become under fire.


20 posted on 05/14/2010 4:25:17 AM PDT by pennyfarmer (Your Socialist Beat our Liberal)
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To: Sub-Driver
It's the 'new coke'...

Seems easier to add a 'low salt' version but hey - what's a conservative to know about such liberal "body" fears...

21 posted on 05/14/2010 4:25:17 AM PDT by GOPJ (Americans..speak..of capitalism’s glories than of socialism’s greatness. Elena Kagan (thesis))
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To: Sub-Driver

Yea, “New Coke” went over well too... Time to get used to Catsup.


22 posted on 05/14/2010 4:26:42 AM PDT by VastRWCon
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To: pennyfarmer

BOYCOTT ALL HEINZ PRODUCTS!


23 posted on 05/14/2010 4:27:04 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (FR - my online family. From Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
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To: AFreeBird

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”.


24 posted on 05/14/2010 4:29:44 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: VastRWCon

Ah ya beat me to it ...


25 posted on 05/14/2010 4:30:15 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: TheOldLady
The seaweed burger McDonalds put out some years ago failed - turned out there weren't enough liberal elite female journalists to buy the thing.

Catsup is a flavor enhancer - take away that part of it - and you've got nothing.

26 posted on 05/14/2010 4:30:48 AM PDT by GOPJ (Americans..speak..of capitalism’s glories than of socialism’s greatness. Elena Kagan (thesis))
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To: MamaTexan
Exactly. Even our ketchup wants to nanny us now.

"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."

27 posted on 05/14/2010 4:31:37 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess we could just unscrew the cap and add a pinch of salt.


28 posted on 05/14/2010 4:32:12 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: cricket
Salt is far less dangerous than the ideas these people put forth ...

Rationed health care is dangerous - and will be deadly for many of us - much more deadly than a few grains of salt.

29 posted on 05/14/2010 4:34:27 AM PDT by GOPJ (Americans..speak..of capitalism’s glories than of socialism’s greatness. Elena Kagan (thesis))
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To: Yardstick

Great points.

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.


30 posted on 05/14/2010 4:36:52 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I have not and will NEVER eat that crap again... kerry and wife can jam the salt up their arses... I eat Hunts... never anything from heinz... that is the commies ketchup.

LLS

31 posted on 05/14/2010 4:37:56 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: Sub-Driver
I haven't bought Heinz products since I learned the connection with Theresa Kerry but the following quote is lib speak::

It's really hard for me to eat without salt. I think it's infringing on our rights!"

32 posted on 05/14/2010 4:43:21 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (No Romney,No Mark Kirk (Illinois), not now, not ever!)
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To: GeronL

I tried one time (and BBQ sauce) . Rancid.


33 posted on 05/14/2010 4:49:48 AM PDT by GUNGAGALUNGA (Democratus Suckus Teatus is the Latin root for Democrat and it means to tax)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


34 posted on 05/14/2010 4:49:55 AM PDT by RetSignman (Tea Parties ..."We have seen the Patriots and they are us")
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To: Mich Patriot

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.


35 posted on 05/14/2010 4:51:29 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Dallas59

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. :)


36 posted on 05/14/2010 4:53:16 AM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: AFreeBird

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.


37 posted on 05/14/2010 4:53:19 AM PDT by neocon1984
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To: Sub-Driver
Some people can eat copious amounts of salt with no ill effects. Others, not so much. But a general objection to salt to taste consumption is just plain stupid.
38 posted on 05/14/2010 4:55:21 AM PDT by anton
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To: Mich Patriot

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.


39 posted on 05/14/2010 4:55:43 AM PDT by MiltonFriedmanFan
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To: Sub-Driver
From this link at Heinz.....

Heinz food info

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?!

40 posted on 05/14/2010 4:55:48 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29.)
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“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!


41 posted on 05/14/2010 4:55:50 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: Sub-Driver

Heinz? Oh yea, I remember them. That’s where Teresa and her gigolo get their money.


42 posted on 05/14/2010 5:00:07 AM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: muir_redwoods
We have never bought Heinz since the election Kerry ran in, anyway.

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".

Well, good.

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?

43 posted on 05/14/2010 5:01:31 AM PDT by Gorzaloon (CNN:AP:etc:Today, President Obama's stool was firm and well-formed. One end was slightly pointed. ")
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To: Sub-Driver

Hello New Coke.


44 posted on 05/14/2010 5:01:55 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Sub-Driver

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!


45 posted on 05/14/2010 5:02:14 AM PDT by proudofthesouth (We need a group of men with the intelligence, courage, & integrity that our Founding Fathers had.)
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To: Mich Patriot

“.good thing there’s no salt in beer!!!”

My Grandfather used to sometimes put salt into his beer. Maybe it was when he thought it was going flat?


46 posted on 05/14/2010 5:02:31 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hope they don’t mess with the natural mellowing agents.


47 posted on 05/14/2010 5:03:58 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Revelation 911
re: this is stoooopid

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.

48 posted on 05/14/2010 5:07:42 AM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: Sub-Driver
Elections have consequences
49 posted on 05/14/2010 5:10:48 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Dallas59

All I buy is store brands.


50 posted on 05/14/2010 5:11:46 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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