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Do I need to stockpile Heinz ketchup?

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Redolent Sun 07-Jun-20 15:52:33

Word has it that US food ‘standards’ - high fructose corn syrup in everything, GMOs, artificial colours and flavours etc - will be making their way to the UK.

As an example, I’ve tried the Heinz ketchup in the US and found it disgusting...sickly sweet. Ingredients attached.

Qs:

- Is there a chance that Heinz ketchup sold in the UK will become Americanized?
- What other non-perishable foods night this affect? (I know about the travesty of chlorinated chicken)

Thanks

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flamingochill Sun 07-Jun-20 15:56:54

https://foodbabe.com/food-in-america-compared-to-the-u-k-why-is-it-so-different/

flamingochill Sun 07-Jun-20 15:57:33

Hope you've got your flameproof suit on because you're going to be told off for scaremongering about something that's not happened yet

JustC Sun 07-Jun-20 15:57:35

I quite like the Tesco Organic Ketchup. We alternate between Heinz and that. So maybe if it comes to that you can switch to a diff brand?

ChrissyPlummer Sun 07-Jun-20 15:58:20

Tiptree do a nice one.

Redolent Sun 07-Jun-20 16:00:11

JustC

I quite like the Tesco Organic Ketchup. We alternate between Heinz and that. So maybe if it comes to that you can switch to a diff brand?

I’ve tried normal Tesco ketchup and I can detect the tomato purée (rather than tomato) straight away, so I’m assuming the organic version is the same. But I’m open to other ketchup variants should it come to it.

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Fluffybutter Sun 07-Jun-20 16:00:57

Well they’ve ruined Cadbury chocolate so I wouldn’t be surprised .

wowfudge Sun 07-Jun-20 16:01:54

Without doing a taste test I can't comment on the flavour of the US version, but the ingredients aren't really that different. Fructose syrup is a sugar.

GrandAltogetherSo Sun 07-Jun-20 16:02:22

American popular foodstuffs are mostly full of crap and taste vile, so you’re not being unreasonable.

I would recommend looking at Aldi and Lidl brand foods. I buy all my chocolate from them as the ones I buy don’t contain, palm oil/corn syrup. They also sell an organic ketchup too.

flamingochill Sun 07-Jun-20 16:03:38

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/28/well/eat/food-additives-banned-europe-united-states.html

I guess these are the ones to look out for

MockersxxxxxxxSocialDistancing Sun 07-Jun-20 16:05:20

Lidl ketchup is the only other apart from Heinz that does not contain the appalling "modified starch."

TerrapinStation Sun 07-Jun-20 16:09:17

You know it's OK to go and buy as much as you think you'll eat before it goes out of date, no need to ask permission , fill ya boots (or in this case cupboards) but by posting this you might encourage panic buying so defeating the object.

MockersxxxxxxxSocialDistancing Sun 07-Jun-20 16:12:13

Heinz responsible for the brilliant marketing scam involving salad cream. Said demand was in freefall and they might have to stop making it. Cue rush to shops to clear the shelves, leading to news reports so the shelves were cleared all over again. People who'd forgotten all about salad cream rushed out to get some before it disappeard and remembered how much they liked it, so kept on buying it.

Salad cream production 'saved.'

MissConductUS Sun 07-Jun-20 16:18:01

Word has it that US food ‘standards’ - high fructose corn syrup in everything, GMOs, artificial colours and flavours etc - will be making their way to the UK

Only if your government allows it. The US has no power to modify your food regulations. Speak up to your MP's if you don't want it to happen.

MockersxxxxxxxSocialDistancing Sun 07-Jun-20 16:20:41

It's the post-Brexit trade negotiations MissC

We're headed for No Deal with the EU and we either have to cut a quick deal with the US or we'll be gnawing tree-bark by 2022.

Johnson spent the weekend playing tennis with the US ambassador who called European food standards a museum and said we should sign up to hormones, invert corn syrup and bleached meat.

Yummee.

affor Sun 07-Jun-20 16:24:15

Heinz ketchup in the U.K. is 25% sugar. You might as well pour it into kids mouths.

butterpuffed Sun 07-Jun-20 16:27:39

What's the point of stockpiling Op ? You'll still run out , it'll just take longer.

Redolent Sun 07-Jun-20 16:46:55

MockersxxxxxxxSocialDistancing

Lidl ketchup is the only other apart from Heinz that does not contain the appalling "modified starch."

I had no idea about this...thanks. Shocking.

Will write to my indolent MP without much hope of success.

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ViciousJackdaw Sun 07-Jun-20 16:48:59

What's the point of stockpiling Op ? You'll still run out , it'll just take longer

Perhaps OP wishes to avoid going round all the shops looking for it - apparently there's a bit of a bug going round.

HandsDownRoundTheTown Sun 07-Jun-20 16:49:51

Biona ketchup is delicious smile

1forsorrow Sun 07-Jun-20 16:54:03

I don't like ketchup.

BendingSpoons Sun 07-Jun-20 16:56:48

butterpuffed

What's the point of stockpiling Op ? You'll still run out , it'll just take longer.

Well yes, but you will get to enjoy it for longer. Surely that's a good thing?

You've got me worried OP!

BritWifeinUSA Sun 07-Jun-20 16:58:23

Just buy the “Simply” Heinz ketchup, not the one you gave a picture of.

www.heinz.com/product/00013000626095

Or find an alternative condiment. I can’t think of any foods that I eat that would be improved if I were to put ketchup on them.

Oblomov20 Sun 07-Jun-20 17:11:08

All the ketchups I've tried in other countries were very odd. Or I found they tasted peculiar and not like the ketchup I was used to in the UK.

bridgetreilly Sun 07-Jun-20 17:16:39

HFCS really is vile. It's not just sugar.

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