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Feb 10, 2007 03:37 AM

Best Ketchup?

I just ran out of my bottle of Heinz and would like to try a brand without... or with less... high fructose corn syrup.

Any suggestions?


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    1. re: coll

      I second Heinz Organic. I actually don't like ketchup at all, but I would eat this kind.

      1. re: cooknKate

        Agreed, although if you can get your hands on the Canadian-produced Heinz it's also HFCS-free. It's a different, brighter, taste than Heinz Organic.

      2. re: coll

        I tried to Trader Joe's version of Organic Ketchup and I thought that it tasted like Worcestershire Sauce - I did not like it. Does the Heinz version taste different?

        1. re: Melanie

          The Heinz tastes like tomatoes, believe it or not!

      3. Last year, Cooks Ilustrated did a blind taste test of ketchup and their panelists preferred Hunt's to Heinz. However, I think that Hunt's is just as likely to have the cheap HFCS in it as Heinz is.

        If you want to avoid that ingredient entirely, I would suggest perusing the selection at Whole Foods. You will find a number of brands there without HFCS.

        1. Heinz Organic. It's the ONLY ketchup in a supermarket I'll touch.

          1. Smuckers. The jars are tiny and it can be hard to find, but the traditional tomato taste is deep and rich.

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            1. re: Kelli2006

              Interesting. Have you ever tried Smuckers cranberry sauce? Since OceanSpray started to put in HFCS, I've been trying cranberry sauces that use sugar. I saw Smuckers, but it was in a small jar for $4 ... had real sugar though.

              Anyway, another vote for Heinz organic

              1. re: Kelli2006

                Where do you buy Smucker's ketchup? I bought it a couple of time, but that was
                about 20 years ago. I liked it, but I haven't seen it since. I looked at the Smucker's
                website but didn't see any reference to it.

                1. re: taco_belle

                  Taco Belle, I just looked at Smuckers website and the only ketchup listed was a Dickinson's organic brand that they acquired a few years ago. I still have a few jars in my pantry, but I will ask a friend who works there and look at the company store to see if it is still made.
                  I know that Smuckers no longer makes pickles, and I think their mustard line was also discontinued a few years ago too.

                  Simply Smuckers (company store)1-330-684-1500

                  1. re: Kelli2006

                    Kelli2006 - thanks. So, it's the Dickinson's you have in the pantry? Do you like/recommend it?

                    1. re: taco_belle

                      Taco-Belle, I am sorry for the misunderstanding, as I should have made it more clear. I have 4 jars of the original Smuckers ketchup in my pantry, and I haven't tried the Dickinsons brands. The Smuckers store closed early due to the snow, but I will call in the morning or stop out if they are open.

              2. i'm a old fashion type of girl. i like my heinz ketchup.