Heinz must be tired of slooow movers - cue the mariachi band! Here comes Salsa Style Ketchup to perk up your condiment shelf. The new ketchup comes in mild, medium and hot versions that retail for $1.29 for a 13-ounce bottle.

Don Russell (married, five children at home, ages 4-14): "This product is exactly what it claims to be - a blend of ketchup and salsa. We tried the medium variety and found it rather hot but not so overbearing that we couldn't enjoy it. We found the salsa ketchup to be a tasty addition to some hash browns and various kinds of meats that we tried. However, I have a feeling that our 13-ounce bottle is going to be in our refrigerator for a long time. Part of the problem is we're just not used to this kind of a product!"Edyth Jensen (married, three children and two grandchildren at home): "This is a good idea if someone wants ketchup and salsa on the same dish. We tried the mild, it was just about spicy enough to be interesting. I prefer my salsa and ketchup separate so I don't think we'll buy this very often."

Nihla Lake (married, four children at home): "Our family tried this on scrambled eggs, and only our 2-year-old liked it. We didn't realize he was part Mexican. We have yet to try it out in cooking but think it would be great in recipes that call for ketchup. It would add an extra kick to dishes like meat loaf. We will not be purchasing this to use as a condiment but rather as a cooking ingredient." (This product was tested by Laura Schmidt, daughter of Nihla Lake.)

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Conclusion: If you're the daring and adventurous type, try Heinz's new salsa style ketchup on your latest culinary invention. The rest of our readers may want to stay with the tried-and-true stuff.

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