In order to placate the growing number of Food Nazis, Heinz ketchup is changing their winning formula.
NY Post: Your fries may never taste the same again!
For the first time in 40 years, Heinz ketchup is changing its famous recipe -- by lowering the salt content in an effort to appeal to more health-conscious consumers, the company said yesterday.
Company officials have taste tested the new blend and believe it will be as popular as their old recipe, which has a 60 percent share of the ketchup market.
But Heinz fans fear that the company may be messing with perfection and that the switch could wind up a flavor debacle equal to the infamous rollout of New Coke.
I hate this. I am an unabashed ketchup lover. I make no apologies about it. I will go to the finest New York steak house and without an ounce of embarrassment ask for ketchup for my steak. Oh, and don’t give me that sugary Hunts or those watery no names, only Heinz will do, thank you.
Now because of Nanny State Food Nazis like Mike Bloomberg and Michelle Obama who feel it is their job to watch our diet, a classic like Heinz ketchup is changing their winning formula.
For the love of God, when did we all become 5 years old and need every elected official to become Mommy and Daddy to us all? Some of us are still adults who are full capable of taking care of ourselves and who are more than willing to deal with the consequence when we don’t. We don’t need people pretending to be our Moms and Dads.
I say pretending because; these busy body officials are not really interested in our well being. What they really are interested in is control and revenue. All this claptrap about “food deserts”, sodium intake or sugary foods in schools is really just the cover story so that bureaucratic control freaks can pick our pockets some more.
Just like the second hand smoke was used to turn smokers into cash cows of tax revenue, the Food Nazis will use the "promotion of good health" to create a new herd of cash cows by taxing all the foods we really enjoy. In the process, many of our favorite foods will morph into bland echoes of their former selves or disappear entirely.
My rant is over; please excuse me while I head to the supermarket to stockpile the original Heinz.
Via: New York Post