What does the 57 mean in Heinz 57 sauce?
It's from an old slogan, it means 57 varieties! Although, even at the time there were more than that. There were 60 at the time, but the leader thought 57 sounded more lucky
It is a slogan that goes back, I think, to the earliest days of
Heinz. In full, it is "57 Varieties". Whether or not there actually
were 57 varieties, I don't know. Also, I'm not sure what they were
varieties of. The "57" represents the other 57 varieties of
products that Heinz offers(ed), like pickles, mustard, BBQ Sauce,