This is tantamount to the imminent global threat of the loss of Twinkies we endured some months ago.

From The Blaze:


McDonalds has officially ended their longstanding relationship with Heinz ketchup.

In a statement released by the popular fast-food chain on Friday, the company blamed new management changes for cutting ties.

“We value the relationship we’ve maintained with Heinz for more than 40 years,” McDonalds said in a statement. “As a result of recent management changes at Heinz, we have decided to transition our business to other suppliers over time.”

“We have spoken to Heinz and plan to work together to ensure a smooth and orderly transition of the McDonald’s restaurant business, and are confident that there will be no impact to our business, our customers and our great tasting food at McDonald’s,” the company added.

As the Associated Press notes, a former Burger King CEO just took the reigns as head of Heinz in June.

Nonetheless, most Americans are unlikely to notice a change as McDonald’s only uses Heinz ketchup in Pittsburgh and Minneapolis locations.

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  1. Darren says:

    “great tasting food at McDonald’s” ??????

    Where does one find that?

    The only food I have eaten that has turned my stomach was the last time I had McDonald’s. NOTHING upsets my stomach. 2 McD’s little cheeseburgers did. I have not gone back since (3-4 years ago?)

  2. majuscule says:

    ” just took the reigns”

    I would hope that any horse person (who can spell) will tell the writer that it is reins not reigns.

    Interesting article:

  3. yatzer says:

    There is ketchup other than Heinz? (Just kidding, but I always buy Heinz).

  4. lizaanne says:

    McD’s fries will never be the same again.

    It’s always the children who suffer.

  5. acricketchirps says:

    McD fries lost it a long time ago when they cut the salt and stopped frying in yummy animal fat. Used to be able to eat em with no ketchup at all!

  6. Patti Day says:

    Yeah, that does it. I only bought the fries as a carrier for the Heinz ketchup. None of your fake catsup for me.

  7. Venerator Sti Lot says:


    Perhaps the author wanted to avoid raising questions in the readers’ minds about McDonald’s use of kidneys (cf. “the searcher of hearts and reins is God”: Psalm 7:10)?

    How much Heinz money flows into the coffers of Mr. Kerry? Is this a big blow to the private wealth of the Secretary of State?

  8. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    Or Burger King’s?
    Or Heinz (‘how many varieties of offal/organ meat?”)?

  9. LarryW2LJ says:

    I always considered myself a ketchup snob. Ever since I was a little kid, we always used Heinz and nothing else. Well, actually we did use Hunts once, after those famous commercials with the tomato being sucked into the bottle. But that was a very temporary detour, as the taste was noticeably different and offended my ketchup palate – way too sweet.

    Fast forward to a couple of years ago, when my beloved wife bought a bottle of store brand, A&P ketchup. I was offended by such heresy! But I have to admit, A&P store brand ketchup is almost exactly the same as Heinz. There is no vinegary aftertaste which so many of the “wannabe”s have. While I prefer Heinz, A&P brand is less expensive – which is a good thing.

  10. jeremyt says:

    Good. Less money in Kerry’s pocket to spread his anti-human Anthropogenic Global Climate Change BS.

  11. ssoldie says:

    Good for McDonald’s, another loss for the’ Party of Death’

  12. Since Heinz is now controlled by abortionist and Planned Parenthood supporter Warren Buffet, I would be happy if all of corporate America would shun Heinz.

  13. Supertradmum says:

    Someone who owns a restaurant in Sliema, Malta told me that Heinz buys tomatoes from Malta, as these tomatoes are so good. So much for a Catholic country….selling to a company which has supported abortion for years and years.

    I am a ketchup snob, but more of a malt vinegar snob, which some Brits put on their french fries. Eeeiiuu.

  14. Venerator Sti Lot says:


    But lashings of malt vinegar on ‘chips’ – and fish – are delicious! Ditto smothering with mayonaisse and mayo-like sauces in the Dutch/Belgian fashion!

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