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McDonalds to stop using Heinz Ketchup

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  • Oct 29th, 2013 2:03 pm
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Says they only used Heinz in Pittsburgh and Minneapolis restaurants in the US.

Wanted to see what brand was used elsewhere and found this:

The majority of in-store ketchup dispensers in McDonald’s locations are not branded, and McDonald’s ketchup packets are labeled “fancy ketchup.”

Oooohhhh....fancy!
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Vanno wrote:
Oct 28th, 2013 12:49 pm
Says they only used Heinz in Pittsburgh and Minneapolis restaurants in the US.

Wanted to see what brand was used elsewhere and found this:

The majority of in-store ketchup dispensers in McDonald’s locations are not branded, and McDonald’s ketchup packets are labeled “fancy ketchup.”

Oooohhhh....fancy!
lol.....oh you fancy huh? oh you fancy huh?
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Read about this in News360, apparently it has no effect on Canada and 99% of the USA as mentioned as well.. The only place they used Heinz was in overseas market and the cities mentioned by a poster above
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There’s something about that ‘fancy ketchup’… it must be engineered to be paired with the salt they use on their fries and burgers. You can tell it tastes different from Heinz, but it works well with their food.
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If you can't tell the differnence in brands of ketchup here is the down low - Heinz was phased out years ago into Fancy due to lack of tomatoes at one point and cost - Heinz used to be on the backside of the packets if you remember.
So how can you tell the ketchup by looks (not taste) the main thing about Heinz is the higher sugar content and the straining process - it is smooth / shiny / glossy looking. I use this at home. The Fancy brands is a lower grade of ketchup where it is in more natural process of watery or slightly lumpy with less sugar.... the brands are mostly Hunts or Del Monte ( mostly Del Monte) - there is nothing wrong with these brands or process - you don't even notice the difference on food - but you do when you eat your fries inside the restaurant - the ketchup is not as shiny or smooth as a bottle of heinz at you home. I like Del Monte and Heinz equally - Hunts is missing something ( not enough nutmeg in the process?) Yes Nutmeg is the special secret ingredient in Ketchup
Have fun trying to tell the difference.
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there is no way that stuff was or has been Heinz for years. I can't eat their fries with their ketchup (its disgusting), I will eat plain or use my Heinz from home
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Once you've tasted Heinz, there are no other Keinz. lol
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pretty sure mcdonalds canada has always used heinz ketchup in all their products. they are mentioned as one of mcdonalds canada's suppliers http://www.mcdonalds.ca/ca/en/food/meet ... liers.html
[QUOTE]McDonald's suppliers include leading Canadian companies such as Coca-Cola, Danone, Heinz, McCain, Minute Maid, Mother Parkers, Nestle, Renée’s, Quaker and Saputo.[/QUOTE]

according to the article, we are "overseas"
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playnicee1 wrote:
Oct 29th, 2013 12:31 am
Once you've tasted Heinz, there are no other Keinz. lol
You forgot the ™
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apfeffer wrote:
Oct 28th, 2013 3:28 pm
If you can't tell the differnence in brands of ketchup here is the down low - Heinz was phased out years ago into Fancy due to lack of tomatoes at one point and cost - Heinz used to be on the backside of the packets if you remember.
So how can you tell the ketchup by looks (not taste) the main thing about Heinz is the higher sugar content and the straining process - it is smooth / shiny / glossy looking. I use this at home. The Fancy brands is a lower grade of ketchup where it is in more natural process of watery or slightly lumpy with less sugar.... the brands are mostly Hunts or Del Monte ( mostly Del Monte) - there is nothing wrong with these brands or process - you don't even notice the difference on food - but you do when you eat your fries inside the restaurant - the ketchup is not as shiny or smooth as a bottle of heinz at you home. I like Del Monte and Heinz equally - Hunts is missing something ( not enough nutmeg in the process?) Yes Nutmeg is the special secret ingredient in Ketchup
Have fun trying to tell the difference.
Hunts is what was in the packets in the 80s-90s at least. Had a thinner more vinegar like taste.
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Siefer999 wrote:
Oct 29th, 2013 2:05 am
pretty sure mcdonalds canada has always used heinz ketchup in all their products. they are mentioned as one of mcdonalds canada's suppliers http://www.mcdonalds.ca/ca/en/food/meet ... liers.html


according to the article, we are "overseas"
Heinz makes condiments other than ketchup. Maybe Heinz provides their mustard or vinegar? The ketchup at McDonald's, as others have posted, hasn't been Heinz for a very long time.
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duckdown wrote:
Oct 28th, 2013 3:05 pm
Read about this in News360, apparently it has no effect on Canada and 99% of the USA as mentioned as well.. The only place they used Heinz was in overseas market and the cities mentioned by a poster above
+1 This was my thought also, I always thought Mcdonalds ketchup was not Heinz brand. I recall Alymer's being the brand in Ontario.
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The REAL story will be they ever drop Coca Cola in favor of Pepsi..

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