2010-11-27 18:57:11 UTC
I am compelled to post these things that may be lost in the sands
Heinz 57 Varieties
The following is from "The 57 Varieties: Heinz Pure Foods and
What They Are", which was found in a cookbook that was published
in 1884. While I have no idea how old the booklet is, it surely
predates the World’s Fair list that I have previously posted.
Note that I have subsequently discovered that Heinz made more than
57 products, but they only put 57 products on their lists at a
time. I will only comment on ingredients when I find them of
interest--and note that they are mentioned but there is no
definitive list of such. Also, unfortunately, the different sizes
offered are only given in terms of price. Please forgive the lack
of capital letters, but I will be typing with one hand.
1. baked beans w tomato sauce. they use white pea beans.
2. plain baked pork and beans.
3. vegetarian baked beans
4. baked red kidney beans. these beans, which i prefer, are seen
as "an agreeable change".
5. tomato soup
6. pea soup.
7. celery soup.
8. mince meat. in a jar.
9. plum pudding.
10. cooked sauer kraut with pork. in a can. "very popular for
11. peanut butter
12. spaghetti (a l’Italienne)
13. fruit preserves. at this time, they produced cherry, red
raspberry, peach, damson plum, strawberry, pineapple, black
raspberry, blackberry, and mixed fruit preserves. they were
available in glass jars and stone crocks, with the latter being
14. fruit jellies. at this time, they produced currant, grape,
quince, crabapple and elderberry, all sold in glass tumblers.
15. apple butter. in cans or stone crocks.
16. peach butter.
17. plum butter
18. grapefruit marmalade.
19. euchred figs. i am not familiar with this term, so i will
add that the ripe figs are "preserved in a piquant sweet liquor
made with heinz malt vinegar, granulated sugar, and pure spices".
20. cranberry sauce.
21. preserved sweet gherkins.
22. preserved sweet mixed pickles.
23. sour gherkin pickles.
24. sour mixed pickles
25. chow chow pickle (with mustard).
26. dill pickles.
27. euchred pickle (mixed and gherkins). see no. 19 re
“euchred”. "the aristocrat of pickledom. a new and highly
seasoned sweet pickle of such delicious piquancy that it tempts
the most jaded appetites."
28. pickled onions (sweet and sour).
29. stuffed mangoes. "small melon mangoes cured and filled
finely chopped sweet pickle...".
30. pickled walnuts.
31. queen olives not clear whether these are green or black.
32. manzanilla olives. same comment.
33. stuffed olives. with pimiento.
34. pure olive oil.
35. tomato ketchup.
36. tomato chutney.
37. chili sauce.
38. tomato relish (oyster cocktail).
39. mushroom ketchup. in addition to mushrooms, this contained
walnut juice, anchovies, Heinz malt vinegar, spices, and seasonings.
40. walnut ketchup. the walnut juice was flavored with Heinz
malt vinegar, anchovies, vegetable juices, spices, and seasonings.
41. mustard ketchup. contained mustard, tomatoes, spices,
seasonings, and "fine old vinegar".
42. mustard dressing. mustard, fine old vinegar, and spices.
43. pepper sauce. cultivated small peppers steeped in heinz pure
white pickling vinegar.
44. mandalay sauce. "a stimulating, pungent table sauce,
prepared from the pulp and juices of fresh foreign and domestic
fruits and vegetables." supposed to have had “a distinctly
45. gold medal sauce. like worcestershire sauce but with a
"milder, smoother flavor".
46. prepared mustard.
47. powdered mustard.
48. india relish. "an unequaled sweet pickle relish...
[p]repared from... aromatic vegetables and richly spiced."
49. east indian chutney. prepared and domestic fruits and
vegetables and "less hot and pungent than ordinary chutneys".
50. evaporated horseradish. granulated. supposed to be an
"always-ready relish" so maybe not dry? the bottle looks very
much like those that one finds prepared horseradish in.
51. sweet red peppers (spanish pimientos)
52. pure malt vinegar.
53. pure cider vinegar.
54. white pickling and table vinegar.
55. spiced salad vinegar. "A delicately spiced and flavored
sweet vinegar, especially desirable for use with salads containing
fruits or nuts."
56. dill vinegar.
57. tarragon vinegar.