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Re: Heinz vs Hunts 2017/03/11 22:26:53 (permalink)
I haven't seen it since since living in New England, but "S.S. Pierce" brand of Ketchup was very good.  It was especially good for fish and chips as it was more tangy, having a higher vinegar content.  
 
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Re: Heinz vs Hunts 2017/03/12 03:11:16 (permalink)
Didn't knows there was any other kind than Heinz????? 
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Re: Heinz vs Hunts 2017/03/12 11:34:51 (permalink)
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I haven't seen it since since living in New England, but "S.S. Pierce" brand of Ketchup was very good.  It was especially good for fish and chips as it was more tangy, having a higher vinegar content.  
 
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Glen, SS Pierce was (is?) a food-service distributor like Sysco...it must have been the private label.
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Re: Heinz vs Hunts 2017/03/12 12:23:33 (permalink)
I had no idea Red Gold even made ketchup. I do like their canned tomatoes, but I've never seen any other products with their label. For ketchup, it has to be Heinz. Meijer brand will do, under duress, when my mother shops and doesn't understand why it matters if something else is on sale (it has a similar taste and identical texture, but is an odd colour). But I tend to "accidentally" use more than I need and then scrape it off so I can get through the bottle faster and get more Heinz.
 
Hunt's tastes too sweet to me, with a goofy undertaste I can't quite define.
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Re: Heinz vs Hunts 2017/03/12 17:25:40 (permalink)
My friends Mom cannot eat spicy food at all.. so much so that one night she says "wooo! this must be the other brand" or something like that. It was too hot for her. I still laugh thinking about it.
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Re: Heinz vs Hunts 2017/03/12 18:57:40 (permalink)
I guess it's no surprise that Campbell's once made ketchup.
 

 
I have to ask, seeing all these pictures that show ketchup generously applied to steaks and chops... who here ever did that?
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Re: Heinz vs Hunts 2017/03/12 19:40:11 (permalink)
...and Heinz made soup...still does in Europe...Guess Campbells let Heinz have the ketchup....and vice versa!
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Re: Heinz vs Hunts 2017/03/12 19:45:34 (permalink)
... and canned baked beans.
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Re: Heinz vs Hunts 2017/03/12 20:38:08 (permalink)
More ketchup-and-canned-beans overlap:
 

 
... how completely creepy is that kid?
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Re: Heinz vs Hunts 2017/03/12 23:18:14 (permalink)
I like Heinz but will try Red Gold as our Walmart carries their products.
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Re: Heinz vs Hunts 2017/03/13 00:51:12 (permalink)
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I haven't seen it since since living in New England, but "S.S. Pierce" brand of Ketchup was very good.  It was especially good for fish and chips as it was more tangy, having a higher vinegar content.  
 
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Glen, SS Pierce was (is?) a food-service distributor like Sysco...it must have been the private label.
 


Yes, that is correct.  I enjoyed the S.S. Pierce ketchup at restaurants  ... primarily seafood places.   I wish it had been available for retail purchase.  I had always wondered why my Mom bought plain old Heinz instead of the tastier S.S. Pierce.   If you go way way back, S.S. Pierce products were available for home delivery at one time, but that is probably before either of us were around.  They got their reputation in the 1800s for providing premium and exotic products.  Interesting to read their history.  
 
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post edited by Glenn1234 - 2017/03/13 00:54:39
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Re: Heinz vs Hunts 2017/03/14 14:09:48 (permalink)
Six months or so ago, a couple of guys with a start up were on a biz show. They seemed to be bright guys with packaged food industry knowledge, but it went down hill from there. They had searched for an "underserved" category, and came up with ketchup!! They were making an extra quality product for about $10 a bottle. It was already on the internet, and would be in local stores "soon". I have not seen it. It was called Sir Something......Sir Winston's??, Sir Cavendish?? I don't remember, and had forgotten about it.  I'm glad that it wasn't one of my family members that was looking for me to partly fund a forey into the ketchup biz!!
 
Update www.sirkensingtons.com  It seems to be available all over the internet at about $5, and they now have other products too. They seem to be doing better than I thought that they would..........shows what I know.....
post edited by tmiles - 2017/03/14 14:15:14
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Re: Heinz vs Hunts 2017/03/14 16:19:00 (permalink)
Portland Ketchup is wonderful stuff if you're going to bring up artisan foods.
You can taste all the spices, not just the sweet.
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Re: Heinz vs Hunts 2017/03/14 16:27:53 (permalink)
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Six months or so ago, a couple of guys with a start up were on a biz show. They seemed to be bright guys with packaged food industry knowledge, but it went down hill from there. They had searched for an "underserved" category, and came up with ketchup!! They were making an extra quality product for about $10 a bottle. It was already on the internet, and would be in local stores "soon". I have not seen it. It was called Sir Something......Sir Winston's??, Sir Cavendish?? I don't remember, and had forgotten about it.  I'm glad that it wasn't one of my family members that was looking for me to partly fund a forey into the ketchup biz!!
 
Update www.sirkensingtons.com  It seems to be available all over the internet at about $5, and they now have other products too. They seem to be doing better than I thought that they would..........shows what I know.....




They had this at the b.good burger joint in Glastonbury when I went there last week.  It fit their upscale image.  Good stuff - if only the burgers themselves had matched up.  
 

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Re: Heinz vs Hunts 2017/03/15 12:58:16 (permalink)
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Six months or so ago, a couple of guys with a start up were on a biz show. They seemed to be bright guys with packaged food industry knowledge, but it went down hill from there. They had searched for an "underserved" category, and came up with ketchup!! They were making an extra quality product for about $10 a bottle. It was already on the internet, and would be in local stores "soon". I have not seen it. It was called Sir Something......Sir Winston's??, Sir Cavendish?? I don't remember, and had forgotten about it.  I'm glad that it wasn't one of my family members that was looking for me to partly fund a forey into the ketchup biz!!
 
Update www.sirkensingtons.com  It seems to be available all over the internet at about $5, and they now have other products too. They seem to be doing better than I thought that they would..........shows what I know.....


I find their Spicy Brown Mustard at my local Fresh Market. Good stuff.
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Re: Heinz vs Hunts 2018/11/17 13:52:37 (permalink)
I don't know how long Heinz has had its "Vintage 1896" line of ketchups in production, but a couple of days ago I saw the smoky version in the store for the first time (I've yet to see the other 2 varieties).  We haven't opened it yet but I'm curious as to what it'll be like.
 
Perhaps Michael Hoffman will try it and let us know if it's as good as the original.
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Re: Heinz vs Hunts 2018/11/17 14:02:24 (permalink)
I might try the Original Vintage. The others wouldn't really go over with the family's ketchup lovers. Our usual is the Simply Heinz or the Organic. I like the taste of those much better than the regular version with HFCS.
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Re: Heinz vs Hunts 2018/11/17 16:16:55 (permalink)
Boy Hunt's user vs. a Heinz girl (TV-MA):
 

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Re: Heinz vs Hunts 2018/11/20 14:52:54 (permalink)
The worst catsups all seem to be sweetened with high fructose bay corn sweetener. 
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Re: Heinz vs Hunts 2018/11/20 15:38:02 (permalink)
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I might try the Original Vintage. The others wouldn't really go over with the family's ketchup lovers. Our usual is the Simply Heinz or the Organic. I like the taste of those much better than the regular version with HFCS.



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Re: Heinz vs Hunts 2018/11/20 15:42:27 (permalink)
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Perhaps Michael Hoffman will try it and let us know if it's as good as the original.


While I use catsup for everything (as long as it's corned beef hash or part of a horseradish and catsup cocktail sauce) I'm afraid I can't help out here as I've never heard of or seen the things you mentioned. lleechef, on the other hand, being an almost Yinzer (actually she's a Yunzer) might be willing to try the new Heinz products should we ever see them in a store.
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Re: Heinz vs Hunts 2018/11/21 09:02:55 (permalink)
We opened the bottle of Heinz Vintage 1896 smoky ketchup this week and it's pretty good.  The smoke isn't at all overwhelming and the tomato flavor is pretty rich...it reminds me a little of a pasta sauce or barbecue sauce.  One of the local chains carries all 3 varieties so when this bottle is gone we'll try the original version.
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