"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning > Today's Menu
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-21-2005, 10:46 AM   #1
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
Heinz Ketchup and Restaurants

As far as I am concerned, Heinz is the best mass produced ketchup on the market. When my wife and I go to a restaurant and they use a no name brand of ketchup that is very unimpressive to us. It makes us think they if they are going to try to save a few bucks on inferior ketchup then where else are they trying to save money? Does anyone else feel this way?

__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2005, 10:48 AM   #2
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 47,070
Well put, GB.

When I see an off brand of ketchup on the table, I automatically think, "These guys cut corners.".

Of course, there may be regional differences. In other parts of the country, Hunt's (or other) may be the brand considered the best.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2005, 10:51 AM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
 
jennyema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Boston and Cape Cod
Posts: 10,120
I agree, but I know places that refill the Heinz bottles with crappy stuff. They always have a full bottle to offer you, but it's not new and you can tell it's not heinz.
jennyema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2005, 10:53 AM   #4
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
yeah I have run into that too Jenny. You open this bottle of "Heinz" and it just pours right out like water LOL. Who do they think they are trying to fool ?
__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2005, 11:08 AM   #5
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kitchenelf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 19,725
Send a message via MSN to kitchenelf
Heinz is a great company - ketchup, mustard, chili sauce, vinegar but I WANT MAYONNAISE! You can't buy the stuff anywhere!!!!! The mayo is, dare I say, better than Duke's! (....ok, running away now)
__________________
kitchenelf

"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy
kitchenelf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2005, 11:12 AM   #6
Master Chef
 
luvs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: da 'burgh
Posts: 9,674
all i have to say is that i wholeheartedly agree.
__________________
i believe that life would not be complete sans comfy 'ol tee-shirts, the Golden Girls, and the color pink
& rock on, PITTSBURGH-
luvs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2005, 11:28 AM   #7
Head Chef
 
KAYLINDA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: CHERRYVALE, KANSAS
Posts: 1,313
Heinz is the best! We serve ours in little glass ramekins from a jar with a pump in it. I could never stand the thought of someone sticking their knife into a jar of ketchup or mustard to get it out...and have seen it done!
__________________
KAYLINDA
You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you can't close your heart to the things you do not want to feel.
KAYLINDA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2005, 12:01 PM   #8
Master Chef
 
PA Baker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA, Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,000
Quote:
Originally Posted by kitchenelf
Heinz is a great company - ketchup, mustard, chili sauce, vinegar but I WANT MAYONNAISE! You can't buy the stuff anywhere!!!!! The mayo is, dare I say, better than Duke's! (....ok, running away now)
I'm glad you reminded me of this, elf. I'd forgotten to tell you that I looked at 3 different grocery stores and none of them carry Heinz mayonnaise. Being in PA, I really thought we would be able to get it. Sorry!
__________________
-A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand
PA Baker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2005, 12:04 PM   #9
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kitchenelf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 19,725
Send a message via MSN to kitchenelf
Thanks PA - I didn't find it in Oregon either. I just don't think they sell it to the public unless you go to a restaurant supply "store" online where you have to buy a 3-case minimum and that's just a tad more mayo than I need at one time! lol
__________________
kitchenelf

"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy
kitchenelf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2005, 10:03 AM   #10
Senior Cook
 
BBQ Fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: State Of CoNfuSioN
Posts: 149
I guess i'm the odd ball cause i prefer Hunt's.
__________________
The 5150 Chef


El Gringo Caliente
BBQ Fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2005, 11:25 AM   #11
Master Chef
 
CharlieD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 9,551
Sorry, couldn’t disagree more. I hate Heinz; it is repulsive and disgusting, and tasteless as far as ketchup goes. On the other hand, Del Monte is awesome ketchup. Absolutely love it.



But then, of course, one should not argue about taste. We should get a poll going to see how many people prefer Heinz, Del Monte, Hunts, is there others?
__________________
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2005, 11:50 AM   #12
Senior Cook
 
BBQ Fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: State Of CoNfuSioN
Posts: 149
Yeah Charlie, Del Monte has a good flavor too!


So when are ya starting the poll?
__________________
The 5150 Chef


El Gringo Caliente
BBQ Fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2005, 01:32 PM   #13
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA,Florida
Posts: 3,835
I like Del Monte also. When I was growing up one of my aunts prepared the BEST fried oysters and always served Del Monte catsup with the meal. I liked them so much that whenever she decided to have them she would call and invite me. I never turned her down.
__________________
Be an organ donor; give your heart to Jesus.
Exercise daily; walk with the Lord.
licia is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.