A LONDON cafe has been caught refilling its old Heinz sauce bottles with cheaper ‘industrial ketchup’.
Customers at the Penny Farthing in Acton noted that although there were Heinz bottles on its tables, the labels were suspiciously old and grubby.
Lorry driver Tom Booker said: “Heinz has not used this label design for years. These bottles date back to around 2004.
“The ketchup within is a vivid red, it almost looks radioactive. I bet it comes from a catering supplies warehouse in Stoke, probably supplied in big plastic drums labelled ‘1 x Red Sauce HK454’.
“I don’t really give a fuck, but it is misleading.”
Cafe owner Mary Fisher said: “I admit we can’t afford Heinz sauce. It is a luxury condiment. But putting the luminous catering ketchup in the old bottles at least allows our customers to dream of a better life.
“In some ways I am a purveyor of dreams, selling not only fried breakfasts but also the illusion of a high-end sauce lifestyle.”