Buy French's ketchup instead of Heinz

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mark_alfred

True.  I'm reading too much into it.  It's just ketchup, after all.

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Mr. Magoo wrote:

The Metro near me had the monster bottles on sale for $3 recently, and I couldn't even buy one because I'd bought a monster bottle of Heinz at NoFrills (also for $3) just a few weeks earlier, and realistically, the huge bottle is a year's supply for me.

My guess is that they were just liquidating the remainder of last year's production.  If French's wants to use Ontario field tomatoes then they have to wait for this summer's run.  If Heinz is happy to use whatever tomatoes they can get their hands on then they're probably already stocking stores with new stuff.

No one objects to French's buying tomatoes elsewhere as long as they also buy Ontario's tomatoes.

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No one objects to French's buying tomatoes elsewhere as long as they also buy Ontario's tomatoes.

Their website proudly states "French's Ketchup is made with 100% Canadian tomatoes", so I suppose they could always go with some Manitoba tomatoes.

I'm not a ketchup economics expert, but I doubt very much that hothouse tomatoes could provide the economy of scale -- nor the taste -- of field tomatoes.

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