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Heinz turns artwork into custom bottles


Heinz is inviting Canadians to ‘draw ketchup’ for a chance to see their artwork come to life on the iconic Heinz Ketchup bottle. Contest open to Canadian residents excluding Quebec. Must be 18 years of age or older to win, but parents can submit for children. Full contest details are available here.

“Consumers love the unmistakable taste of Heinz, and people around the world give credit to Heinz Ketchup as the original and only option out there,” says Daniel Gotlib, Associate Director of Brand Building & Innovation at Kraft Heinz Canada.  “We wanted to uncover that instinctual and intuitive association consumers have between ketchup and Heinz. When we anonymously asked consumers to simply draw ketchup, we learned that when people think ketchup, they think and visualize Heinz – everything from our deep red colour and distinctive name to the keystone label and, of course, our iconic glass bottle. We know our fans are extremely passionate about Heinz Ketchup, and so we are excited to give them the chance to celebrate their love for the brand by offering them an opportunity to bring their drawings to life on personalized bottles.”

The experiment was conducted with dozens of participants across five continents, none of whom knew the brand. They were told to “draw ketchup,” and most drew a bright red bottle with “Heinz” from memory. Others opted to draw details like the keystone label, a tomato hanging from a vine, or the number 57 on the neck of a glass bottle. The quality of the drawings ranged from messy doodles to finely-rendered illustrations, but the vast majority of participants had something in common: when they drew ketchup, they drew Heinz.

Now, Heinz is inviting Canadians to bring their ketchup drawing to life. From January 18-31, 2021 Canadians can visit drawketchup.ca to submit their artwork. The best drawings will win a custom box and bottle with their drawing on the label to be used the next time they want to enjoy their fries, or to keep as a memento to show off at their next barbecue. You don’t have to be a famous artist to take part – every doodle is just dandy.

250 people will win a custom bottle. The original experiment invited people aged 8 to 80 to participate, but everyone is welcome. The social contest is the perfect activity to take part in as people stay safe at home.

About Kraft Heinz Canada

Kraft Heinz Canada is the country’s largest food and beverage company and is a subsidiary of Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ: KHC). Kraft Heinz Canada provides high quality, great taste and nutrition for all eating occasions whether at home, in restaurants or on the go. Kraft Heinz Canada products are found in more than 97 per cent of Canadian households. The Company’s iconic brands include Kraft Peanut Butter, Heinz Ketchup, KD, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Renées Dressing, Jell-O, Classico, Kool-Aid and Maxwell House. Kraft Heinz Canada is dedicated to the sustainable health of our people, our planet and our Company.


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