What are the 57 Varieties of Heinz?

To determine the 57 Varieties of Heinz, I opened my fridge.

1. Ketchup.
2. Dill Pickles.

I could not find a third. Not a great start.

But this is a question, I learned, that many others have asked before me. There are (about) 181,000 Google results for a "what are the 57 varieties of heinz" search.

Here's what the FAQs used to say, according to Yahoo! Answers:

Our corporate history tells us that in 1896, Henry John Heinz noticed an advertisement for "21 styles of shoes." He decided that his own products were not styles, but varieties. Although there were many more than 57 foods in production at the time, because the numbers "5" and "7" held a special significance for him and his wife, he adopted the slogan "57 Varieties."

So in contrast to the learnings from my focus group of one refrigerator, there are far more than 57 varieties. Thousands, perhaps. I'm not sure whether or not this includes green ketchup, which has been discontinued.

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Don't Have Space For a Christmas Tree? Decorate a Pineapple Instead

Christmas trees aren't for everyone. Some people can't fit a fir inside their cramped abodes, while others are turned off by the expense, or by the idea of bugs hitchhiking their way inside. Fake trees are always an option, but a new trend sweeping Instagram—pineapples as mini-Christmas "trees"—might convince you to forego the forest vibe for a more tropical aesthetic.

As Thrillist reports, the pineapple-as-Christmas-tree idea appears to have originated on Pinterest before it, uh, ripened into a social media sensation. Transforming a pineapple into a Halloween “pumpkin” requires carving and tea lights, but to make the fruit festive for Christmas all one needs are lights, ornaments, swaths of garland, and any other tiny tchotchkes that remind you of the holidays. The final result is a tabletop decoration that's equal parts Blue Hawaii and Miracle on 34th Street.

In need of some decorating inspiration? Check out a variety of “Christmas tree” pineapples below.

[h/t Thrillist]


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