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Heinz products - comparison of Canadian and US products

DockPotato | Nov 16, 201303:51 PM

Last week H. J. Heinz announced the closure of its Leamington plant which represents pretty well its entire Canadian production. A small plant in St. Mary's Ontario will continue with dressings and other stuff.

Past CH discussions have dealt with the difference of various brands produced separately in both the U.S. and Canada - pop, chocolate bars, chips, sauces, ketchup and baby food to name a few - and Heinz products. Ingredients and ratios differ.

The following will no longer be available to us in Canadian format: ketchup, baked beans, A1 Sauce, HP Sauce, Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce, Bravo, Canelli, baby food and any tomato based sauce or juice.

There is a deal of consternation up here as you can see on the
Ontario (inc. Toronto) board:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/924334

These are everyday staples that we grew up with - we all of us know how tiny shifts in taste, texture and mouth feel can repel in familiar foods.

Let's not get into a discussion of which is best, rather what are the differences we can expect based on experiences of those who have consumed, remarked on and noted in both countries' versions of same products. Along with any specialised knowledge.

How will the tastes change?

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