has unveiled a new collaboration with musician, Ed Sheeran, to co-create a hot sauce under the newly created Tingly Ted’s brand. Available for pre-order now, Tingly Ted’s is the latest insight-led innovation from Kraft Heinz as it continues to grow its Taste Elevation platform around the world, expanding into new categories and channels to fuel its transformation.
Having already worked with Kraft Heinz on previous collaborations involving HEINZ ketchup, Sheeran, a self-proclaimed sauce fanatic, sought out Kraft Heinz to develop a hot sauce like no other, serving the needs of many with just one bottle.
“I love sauces; that’s no secret,” says Sheeran. “But the older I’ve got, the more I love and need spice with every single meal. I travel a lot, so having a bottle in my suitcase wherever I go that can spice up any and every meal seemed like a good idea. I knew I didn’t wanna do a watery hot sauce, as they usually all get relegated to the same shelf of other random
Named after Ed’s childhood nickname, Tingly Ted’s is made using red jalapeños and capsicum chilies.
“It’s rare to find someone who is as passionate about sauces as we are – and it’s no secret Ed is already one of the biggest Heinz Tomato Ketchup fans you can find – so when we heard he wanted to make his own hot sauce, we of course wanted in,” says Rafael Oliveira, executive vice president and president, international markets, Kraft Heinz. “We invited Ed to collaborate and moved quickly to develop a recipe that brought his vision to life. The rest is history, and here we are with a delicious addition to our Taste Elevation platform, which is all about enhancing food with great flavor. We can’t wait for people to try it.”
Tingly Ted’s is expected to roll out around the world through this year.
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