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Heinz and Fortnum join to make ketchup truffles

Heinz and Fortnum create tomato ketchup truffles

Ketchup and chocolate lovers alike can rejoice this Valentine’s Day because – if they drop enough hints to their significant other – they could be opening a box of Heinz Tomato Ketchup Truffles on February 14.

Indeed, the world’s most beloved Ketchup has coupled up with experts in confectionery at Fortnum & Mason to combine the unmistakable taste of the deliciously rich and thick Heinz Tomato Ketchup you know and love with luxurious, velvety chocolate, in a unique pairing that will make the perfect Valentine’s gift for the ketchup lover in your life.

Presented in a sweetheart box and made entirely by hand, Heinz have combined over 150 years of experience with the expertise of Fortnum’s chocolatiers to create nine delectable chocolates for you and your loved one to share. The box contains a selection of milk, white and dark shelled truffles filled with a blonde chocolate ganache and Heinz Tomato Ketchup. The bright and tangy tomato flavour from the ketchup bursts through the silky creamy rich ganache with a sweet finish.

A box is available from https://www.fortnumandmason.com/ and in store at the Piccadilly, St. Pancras, The Royal Exchange and Heathrow Terminal 5 locations for £19.95 for a limited time only from January 30 – but only while stocks last.

Alexandra Bayet, Sauces Marketing Manager, Heinz commented: “The Heinz and Fortnum & Mason relationship goes way back; they were our first UK stockist back in 1886, together we celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with special edition Heinz Beanz in 2012, and last year Fortnum and Mason helped us celebrate our big 150th birthday with the launch of Ketchup Caviar.

“And they also happen to be some of the best master chocolatiers around. So, it only makes sense that we celebrate the most romantic day of the year together with one of the most prestigious Valentine’s Day pairings.

“Ketchup and chocolate are two of the nation’s most loved foods, and we felt that it was only right that on the international day of love we combine these two ingredients, resulting in mouth-watering truffles that are set to delight ketchup and chocolate lovers across the country.”

Sophie Young, Confectionery Buyer at Fortnum & Mason, said: “During the recipe development process, our chocolatiers considered the flavour profiles of both cocoa and the much-loved Heinz Tomato Ketchup, playing tasting elements off each other to balance both creaminess and tanginess. They have developed something truly and unexpectedly delicious, showcasing Fortnum’s ability to create unique and exciting pairings that will capture the attention of ketchup enthusiasts and satisfy even the most sophisticated of palates.”

The launch is the latest in a long-standing romance between Fortnum & Mason and Heinz and will see them celebrating a relationship lasting over 130 years. In 1886 Henry J Heinz came over the pond from the US to the UK with five cases of Heinz products to present to the finest London stores. His first stop was of course Fortnum’s – and after tasting the samples, the grocery buyer pronounced, “I think, Mr Heinz, we’ll take the lot!”, giving the UK its first ever taste of that familiar Heinz flavour.

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