Why Hitting the ‘57’ on a Heinz Ketchup Bottle Works...

and 5 other really fun facts about Ketchup
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No really, how does that work?

How Many Tomatoes Does it Take to Produce Heinz Ketchup for One Year?

Not much. You know, only 2 million tons.

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Ketchup Wasn’t Heinz’s First Product...

Horseradish was! Ketchup came along seven years later in 1876.

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People Love Heinz Ketchup So Much They Get Tattoos of It

Well at least celebrities Jackson Rathbone and Ed Sheeran  love it that much...

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What Does the ‘57’ Stand For?

Though Henry Heinz was selling 60 products at the time, he thought 57 was a lucky number, so the slogan “57 Varieties” stuck.ketchup

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Faster Than the Speed of... Ketchup?

Heinz ketchup is supposed to exit a glass bottle at .028 miles per hour. If it exits the bottle any faster, it is not able to go on the market.  

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Why Hitting the ‘57” on a Heinz Ketchup Bottle Works

Simply put? Science. In all seriousness, this guy explains it better than we ever could:

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