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May 18, 2010 12:31 PM

Hunt's removes HFCS from entire ketchup line

"OMAHA, Neb., May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hunt's®, a ConAgra Foods brand, is pleased to announce that it has removed the high fructose corn syrup from every bottle of its ketchup products. Hunt's 100% Natural Ketchup brings forth the naturally rich tomato flavor of Hunt's tomatoes and contains only five simple ingredients: tomatoes, sugar, vinegar, salt and other seasonings, with no high fructose corn syrup, artificial ingredients or preservatives..."

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  1. They are still selling them though. I went through my cabinets a few weeks ago determined to get rid of everything that had HFCS and MSG. I read the label on a new bottle of Heinz Ketchup and threw it in the trash. I was at the store the other day and lo and behold, the only Heinz they were stocking no longer contained HFCS so I bought one. I swear that stuff is poison but Heinz really does make good ketchup.

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    1. re: Chazz27

      That's Hunts, not Heinz. I got a few free sample bottles but haven't tried yet. Heinz has "organic" that doesn't have it, and regular which does.

      1. re: coll

        No, Heinz has a no HFCS ketchup called Simply Heinz. I bought my first bottle over a month ago at a Meijer, has sugar but no HFCS. There is Organic too.

        1. re: LikestoEatout

          Guess they're all jumping on the bandwagon of the month.

          1. re: LikestoEatout

            Here in Canada, regular Heinz doesn't have HFCS. And I have read it has less sodium too.

      2. Any difference in the quantity of sugars (as noted in grams on the label)?

        Found the nutrition label:
        for 17g serving, 20 calories, 5g carbs, 4 g sugars, 190 mg sodium
        Cf to Heinz: 17g serving, 15 calories, 4g carbs, 4g sugars, 190 mg sodium
        TJ organic: 17g, 15c, 3g, 2g, 150mg

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        1. re: paulj

          Woot, score one for consumers, about time manufacturers started listening.

          1. re: paulj

            Simply Heinz with sugar: 20 calories, 5g carb, 4g sugars, 190 sodium

            No salt Hunts - 25 calories, 6g carb (added sweetness to make up for the lack of salt?)

          2. I stopped buying any mainline ketchup years ago when I discovered Melinda's Habanero Ketchup. It's not nearly as spicy as the name would imply - it's sweet as a "regular" ketchup with just a nice bit of extra zing. And it's never had any HFCS in it.

            The only drawbacks are A) it's hard to find (though for some reason it's almost always available in the tiny food section in my local T.J. Maxx for $3.99) and B) it comes in a classic old-fashioned narrow-necked glass bottle.