Hunt's removes HFCS from entire ketchup line
- carswell May 18, 2010 12:31 PM
"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..."
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.
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.