Bored of getting your SO the same old chocolates every Valentine's Day? Well why not entertain yourself by handing over a box of these ketchup truffles, sure to go down like you on the stairs, when you're relegated to the sofa.
Presented in a rather fetching blue and red box reminiscent of the company's beans (so romantic!) the box of nine milk, white, and dark chocolate truffles are filled with a blonde chocolate ganache and Heinz Tomato Ketchup. It sounds like more of a prank present as opposed to something that's actually edible. But Heinz seems to be high on the smell of its own farts - it's those beans again - saying:
"The bright and tangy tomato flavour from the ketchup bursts through the silky creamy rich ganache with a sweet finish."
The only thing that'll be bursting through anything is a stream of vomit from the recipient's mouth, so be sure to sidestep.
"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," said Alexandra Bayet, sauces marketing manager. We love curry too, but I've yet to see vindaloo truffles on supermarket shelves.
The handmade truffles are a collaborative effort between Heinz and one of its oldest stockists, Fortnum and Mason, who also happen to be pretty decent chocolatiers. The relationship between the two dates back to 1886 apparently, and has seen the two team up on other products, like 2012's special edition Heinz beans for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and the Ketchup Caviar that was created especially for the company's 150th anniversary - it's not for sale, before you get any funny ideas about the ante for your Valentine's Day dinner. Only 150 jars were made available and given away on the US Twitter account.
America’s favorite ketchup presents America’s favorite caviar. Reply with #HeinzKetchupCaviar and #Sweeps for the chance to get your hands on one of 150 jars this Valen-HEINZ day. No purchase necessary. Rules linked in bio. pic.twitter.com/aa8NNebVk1
— Heinz Ketchup (@HeinzKetchup_US) January 24, 2019
You can pick up a box of these very questionable truffles for £19.95 from January 30 online, in-store at the Piccadilly, St. Pancras, The Royal Exchange and Heathrow Terminal 5 locations. That's over £2 per truffle, so you should be really sure whoever you're giving it to bloody loves ketchup or be that committed to the bit. [Metro]