Salad creams means Heinz
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.