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

and 5 other really fun facts about Ketchup
Cool Ketchup Facts

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.


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

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


People Love Heinz Ketchup So Much They Get Tattoos of It

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

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.


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.  


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: