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Jul 7, 2006 05:53 PM

ketchup without high fructose corn syrup?

i try to avoid hfsc as much as possible, but i love ketchup. any recommendations for brands that don't use it? heinz in the u.s. is full of the stuff.

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  1. I buy organic ketchup precisely because it does not contain HFCS. Muir Glen is the brand I use but I know Annies also makes ketchup.

    1. Heinz makes an organic ketchup without HFCS.

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      1. re: Humbucker

        Bough the organic Heinz on sale the other day. Tastes the same. I'll buy whatever is less expensive next time but it's gotta be Heinz!

      2. There is, at this time, no organic HFCS (the whole point of HFCS is that it's cheap, so there's no point in producing more expensive HFCS). So any ketchup labelled organic should be without HFCS. I just bought a bottle from TJ's this weekend for $1.69. For that matter, you can assume that any organic product will not contain HFCS, so looking for organic versions of products you use will make it easier to identify HFCS free products.

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        1. re: Ruth Lafler

          Precisely. Whole Foods makes a house brand ketchup too, for under $2. Tastes pretty good, but isn't identical to Heinz in texture (WF is a bit thinner, I think). On the other hand, Whole Foods's mustard tastes exactly like plain yellow French's mustard to me. Without all the additives.

        2. I purchased the Heinz organic for the same reason but find it too sweet tasting.

          1. I have cut out almost all HFCS in my diet because I personally think it is extremely unhealthy from all the research I have read. But Heinz ketchup is the one item I find indispensable and I am willing to put up with it. I wish they could get the same taste without HFCS. I have tried every organic and non-HFCS ketchup that I can find and none of them come close to regular Heinz.

            Note: 7/26/06- I just tasted the Organic Heinz and it is very good. Better than the original.