Henry John Heinz Birthday
The 11th of October is the birthday of Henry John Heinz.
Born in 1844, he had the brilliant idea at the age of 25 to start selling food products in clear glass bottles, so that people could see what they were buying. Before that, consumers often mistrusted what was lurking inside opaque bottles — and often with good reason.
It wasn’t clear sailing. Six years later he had to declare bankruptcy, but a year later he had bounced back and launched his ketchup product which is still the definitive Heinz product today.
To celebrate, you don’t have to think of something to have ketchup with. You might consider something else with Mr Heinz’s name on it.
And check out CooksInfo.com’s biography of Henry Heinz, under the See Also’s below.