Heinz Unveils Ketchup Blended with Real Jalapenos

It seems like I have been waiting my entire life for this invention; “Heinz Tomato Ketchup blended with Real Jalapenos” promises to bridge the gap between two great condiments. Ketchup alone sometimes lacks a kick that we desire in our food, and hot sauce usually isn’t thick enough to be a proper condiment for a burger or as a dipping sauce. Now Heinz is releasing this new limited edition ketchup set to hit shelves in January, 2013.

For those eager fans out there (myself included) Heinz is selling a few bottles through Facebook from November 26th through December 7th. These bottles will sell for $4.99 via Facebook, pricier than the regular retail price of $2.49. This immediate release will be known as “12 days of Jalapeno Ketchup”, with an added incentive of ordering two to five bottles and getting one free.

Heinz has already released another variety of ketchup, “Heinz hot & Spicy Ketchup” made from Tabasco sauce. According to the website Investors.com, the “new Heinz Tomato Ketchup blended with Real Jalapeno is the same hick, rich tomato ketchup that consumers love, with one ingredient added – real jalapenos. The unique, hot flavor is perfect for adding a kick to breakfast favorites like eggs and hash browns, or spicing up classics like burgers and fries.”

Heinz believes that releasing this product for the holiday season might kick up enthusiasm for the brand and be incorporated in holiday recipes. “We’re excited to offer our newest limited edition flavor just in time for the holidays,” said Eric Dahmer, senior board manager for Heinz Ketchup. “It makes the perfect stocking stuffer for the friend or family member who likes to add a little kick to their meals.”

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LiquiGlide Helps Condiments Slip Out of Bottles

Scientists at MIT may have just transformed the way we eat our condiments forever. PhD candidate Dave Smith and his team of mechanical engineers and nanotechnologists have created a new condiment lubricant call LiquiGlide that makes the inside of a bottle so slippery that the contents effortlessly come out.

Smith said LiquiGlide was originally intended to be used to coat car windshields and the insides of gas or oil lines that frequently clog. However it is now being seen almost exclusively with food, particularly Heinz ketchup bottles. Heinz has officially recommended tapping the ‘57’ on the bottle to loosen a clog and get the most ketchup out, but with LiquiGlide this age old wisdom may no longer be necessary.

LiquiGlide is super slippery, non-toxic coating that can keep virtually any condiment from sticking to the sides of glass and plastic bottles. Smith describes LiquiGlide as being a kind of structured liquid; rigid like a solid but lubricated like a liquid. The substance can be applied in many different ways, including spraying the coating onto the inside of bottles. Now even the densest substances slide right out of LiquiGlide coated bottles with ease.

One of the greatest challenges Smith and his team faced was ensuring that the coating was completely non-toxic and safe for food. They went about this by using only materials that had been approved by the FDA. After finally coming down with a formula, the researchers heavily patented it. At first condiments seemed like a narrow focus for the team, but the market for condiments is over $17 billion dollars and the scope of LiquiGlide could have far-reaching consequences for food consumption. Smith estimates that is all these bottle used LiquiGlide the product could save about one million tons of food from being thrown out annually.

LiquiGlide recently placed second in an entrepreneurship competition at MIT, and won the audience-choice award. Now Smith is in talks with several companies about marketing LiquiGlide, though the team acknowledges that it’s still very early to predict the full implications of this new product.

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