A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 15, 2016
“I could see every ketchup bottle in the restaurant. Heinz sight is 20/20”

Heinz dominates the market for ketchup, and there are several puns about “Heinz sight” (hindsight). “If hindsight is 20/20, does that make Heinz-sight 57/57?” was cited in 1999.

“I could see every bottle of ketchup in the restaurant. Heinz sight is 20/20” was posted on Reddit on July 15, 2016.


Wikipedia: Heinz
The H. J. Heinz Company, or Heinz, is an American food processing company with world headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded by Henry John Heinz in 1869. The H. J. Heinz Company manufactures thousands of food products in plants on six continents, and markets these products in more than 200 countries and territories. The company claims to have 150 number-one or number two-brands worldwide. Heinz ranked first in ketchup in the US with a market share in excess of 50%; Ore-Ida label held 46% of the frozen-potato sector in 2003.

Since 1896, the company has used its “57 Varieties” slogan; ...

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Gary from Anoka
5/4/99
(...)
If hindsight is 20/20, does that make Heinz-sight 57/57?

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
“Puns of the Weak” 9/1/00
Robert E. Lewis
9/9/00
Tryin to ketchup?  Do you have 20/20 Heinz-sight?

Google Groups: rec.humor.jewish
“Puns of the Weak” 3/23/01
Stan Kegel
3/27/01
(...)
If hindsight is 20/20, does that make Heinz-sight 57/57? (Rebecca Martz)

YouTube
Heinz Sight
Michael Moretti
Uploaded on Jul 29, 2007
Heinz Ketchup Video Contest. Bikers break into song and dance.

Stack Exchange: English Language and Usage
Is “heinz sight” an eggcorn of “hindsight”?
asked Nov 22 ‘11 at 1:42
z7sg Ѫ

Twitter
Adam DeLaVergne
‏@adam_dela
Looking back I shouldn’t have bought Hunts ketchup…
I guess my heinz sight is twenty twenty
8:22 PM - 12 Mar 2016

Twitter
Jesse Kubanet
‏@jessekubanet
Heinz sight is 57-57
6:53 PM - 14 Apr 2016

reddit
I could see every bottle of ketchup in the restaurant.
submitted July 15, 2016 by Microtiger
Heinz sight is 20/20.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Bakeries/Food Stores • Friday, July 15, 2016 • Permalink