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Heinz Says Their “57” Number Was Random, and It’s Meaningless

Here’s something everyone knows:  The most popular ketchup is Heinz.  I’m not getting paid to say that… it’s just a fact.

Here’s something NOT everyone knows:  The famous 57  in “Heinz 57” …doesn’t mean anything.  It’s not a year, or a number of ingredients or “varieties.”

Andrea Payne, the head of marketing at Heinz, says, “The ’57 varieties’ label was surprisingly selected at random by founder Henry Heinz in 1896…The number itself technically has no real purpose… even back then, there were more than 57 varieties.”

The company has talked about this before, and there’s a quote online about how Heinz said he chose “5” because it was his lucky number… and the number “7” was his wife’s lucky number.

However, he’s also said the number “7” was selected specifically because of the “psychological influence of that figure and of its enduring significance to people of all ages” … whatever that means.

SOURCES: The Herald Sun / Wikipedia

SNOOP DOGG LAUNCHES DR. BOMBAY ICE CREAM: Snoop Dogg has partnered with Happi, Co. to create Dr. Bombay Ice Cream! The cool treat comes in seven flavors: Bonus Track Brownie; Cocoa Creme Cookie Dream; Iced Out Orange Cream; Rollin’ In The Dough; S’more Vibes; Syrupy Waffle Sundaze; and Tropical Sherbet Swizzle. Available now at 3,500 Walmart stores!

SOURCE: Food Beast

is offering a large, two-topping thin-crust pizza deal for $8.99 now through September 3rd! Apply the promo code “TOPDEAL1” at checkout online or through the brand’s app.

SOURCE: Chewboom

MAXWELL HOUSE BRINGS ICED LATTE WITH FOAM TO STORES: Find a new latte with foam innovation in the coffee aisle! Maxwell House has concocted three Iced Latte with Foam varieties: Vanilla, Hazelnut, and Caramel. Simply add sachets to iced water, stir, and enjoy a latte without all the equipment.

SOURCE: Chewboom