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What are “Euchred” Figs?

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Justin from Kalamazoo, Michigan, saw a Heinz 57 ketchup ad that mentioned euchred figs, sometimes spelled euchered. He’s familiar with the card game euchre, but why euchred figs? Although a handsome booklet produced by the H. J. Heinz company in 1910 claims that the word euchred is “old English” for “preserved,” this appears to be a fanciful etymology. You can make your own euchred figs with this recipe. This is part of a complete episode.

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