Salad creams means Heinz

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SCI­EN­TISTS in Aus­tralia have dis­cov­ered honey bees can do maths. The clever in­sects can count to four and un­der­stand the no­tion of zero. They’ll be do­ing Shakespeare next – two bee or not two bee. I ONCE smuggled half a dozen bot­tles of Heinz Salad Cream into Sri Lanka in my suit­case.

I say “smuggled” – it prob­a­bly wasn’t banned – I just didn’t want to risk any em­bar­rass­ment with the cus­toms men at Colombo air­port.

It was a gift for my friend Gary who was liv­ing out there and couldn’t buy the de­li­cious and iconic condi­ment which is adored by so many.

As we saw this week when Heinz re­vealed it was think­ing of chang­ing the name to Sand­wich Cream, be­cause more peo­ple now put it in sand­wiches than on salad. Of course peo­ple put it on sarnies. I put it on al­most ev­ery­thing, Gary and I like it with ched­dar cheese (which I also had stashed in my case.) But it is still Salad Cream. It was bad enough when they changed the bot­tle to a squeezy one, but this is ridicu­lous. And fans are rightly kick­ing off. So Heinz should take their cue from the pub­lic dress­ing down, leave this lit­tle gem alone and let­tuce en­joy our salad cream days for ever.

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