Q1: How many bottles of Heinz Ketchup are sold around the world each year? Answer
A1: Over 650 million bottles of Heinz Ketchup are sold around the world in more than 140 countries, with annual sales of more than $1.5 billion.
Q2: How many single-serve packets of Heinz Ketchup are sold around the world each year? Answer
A2: Heinz sells 11 billion single-serve packets of ketchup per year around the world. That's 2 packets for every person on earth.
Q3: At what speed does ketchup exit the iconic glass bottle? Answer
A3: Ketchup exits the iconic glass bottle at .028 miles per hour. If the viscosity of the ketchup is greater than this speed, the ketchup is rejected for sale.
Q4: What does the "57" stand for in Heinz's famous slogan, "57 Varieties?" Answer
A4: While riding a train in New York City in 1896, Henry Heinz saw a sign advertising 21 styles of shoes, which he thought was clever. Although Heinz was manufacturing more than 60 products at the time, Henry thought 57 was a lucky number. So, he began using the slogan "57 Varieties" in all his advertising. Today the company has more than 5,700 products around the globe, but still uses the magic number of "57."
Q5: What's the best way to get Heinz Ketchup out of the iconic glass bottle? Answer
A5: To release ketchup faster from the glass bottle, apply a firm tap to the sweet spot on the neck of the bottle- the "57." Only 11% of people know this secret. Now you're "in-the-know."
Q6: How many tons of tomatoes does Heinz use in a year? Answer
A6: The H.J. Heinz Company uses more tomatoes than any other company in the world. Over two million tons of tomatoes are processed every year. They are used in ketchup and other delicious Heinz products such as Classico pasta sauces in the U.S., Heinz Cream of Tomato Soup in the U.K. and Heinz Sunshine tomato-based fruit drink in Europe. Heinz also uses tomatoes to create custom tomato-based sauces for restaurants around the world.
Q7: What makes Heinz tomatoes different than any other tomato? Answer
A7: Only the very best can be called a Heinz tomato. Heinz produces its own hybrid tomato seeds through traditional breeding techniques, ensuring superior quality taste and nutrition. We supply 6 billion hybrid tomato seeds to farmers that grow our crops, which produce firm tomatoes that remain ripe longer, are disease-resistant and help give our ketchup its thick, rich taste.
Q8: Do you know the over 140 years history of Heinz Ketchup? Answer
A8: 1876: Heinz Tomato Ketchup makes its official debut. Founder H. J. Heinz packages his first Tomato Ketchup in a clear bottle so customers can see the purity. Just the first of many packaging innovations to come.
1906: Heinz launches the first Ketchup that is completely free from artificial preservatives.
1937: Heinz builds a Ketchup plant in Fremont, Ohio. It becomes the largest Ketchup factory in the world. Today, Fremont produces nearly 34 million cases of Heinz Ketchup every year.
1972: HeinzSeed begins delivering all-natural hybrid tomato varieties cultivated specifically for Heinz Ketchup.
1983: The first squeezable Heinz Ketchup bottle is introduced.
2001: The first upside-down bottle makes its debut. Customers love the clean convenience and easy storage.
2007: The first retail pouch ketchup was launched in Russia.
2010: Dip & Squeeze Ketchup is born, offering 3 times the amount of Ketchup as traditional 9g packets.
Q9: Why is Heinz Tomato Ketchup called a nutritious sauce? Answer
A9: Every 100g of Heinz Tomato Ketchup is made of 116g-156g of sun-ripened tomatoes, which are rich in lycopene. Lycopene is the most common carotene in human body and is one of the most potent carotene antioxidants. Recent studies proved that lycopene is protective against prostate cancer and is known for its antitoxic properties.
Q10: What can Heinz Tomato Ketchup help the food picky kids? Answer
A10: The largest consumer group of ketchup is kids aged 6-12. They like the special sweet and sour taste. Parents can add ketchup into their meals, let them take in the valuable nutrition ketchup provides. This also makes the dish you made appetizing!