the Czech Republic
Stu... I wouldn't be surprised. My weak memory tells me the Czechs used to make excellent mayonnaise and it could be Hellmanns!
Globalisation, exactly what I wanted to say. An American company decided to go global and share its experience. Pudliszki are the benefactors of American experience. Heinz Ketchup is not a kind of Polish food in origin.
Seanus, you are a nice and wise man, making it very hard to me say that you are not always
right. Forgive me?
I had been eating the Pudliszki Ketchup long before Heinz set their foot there. Pudliszki Ketchup always tasted perfectly. After Heinz started their production there, two brands are available from Pudliszki: Heinz and Pudliszki. Both are excellent. Not necessarily made in the same production line, and may be different with spice but the declared composition on both products is identical.
Pudliszki factory exists since 1847, making ketchup since 1927
. What "experience" are you talking about?
It makes me want to drive to the shop, buy both and give them a blind test ;-)
Not to concentrate on Ketchup, I will tell you something on Turek camembert cheese (the round one). The original product is Czech, and the name is "Hermelin - Kral Syru" (Hermelin - The King of Cheese). The Polish took the license and started making it just on our side of the border as "Sekret Mnicha" (Monk's Secret), and later the production was moved to Turek. Why "Sekret Mnicha"? The Polish advertisement agency to handle the product campaign believed "Król Serów" would not pass in Poland. So they made the internal contest and "Sekret Mnicha" won. This is a story from my brother-in-law who participated in the campaign himself.
Meaning, if you fry Turek in crumbs, flour and egg, several layers, you'll get the Czech Smazeny Hermelin ;-)