Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Greater Boston Area >
Feb 12, 2013 12:34 PM

Seafood cocktail sauce without high fructose syrup in it?

Either locally or nationally. All of the ones at local stores seem to have this ingredient.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Does the HFCS in Ketchup count? If not, make your own: Ketchup, Heinz or Homade Chili sauce, horseradish, lemon juice, tobasco.


    1. Buying cocktail sauce is like buying croutons.

      1/4 cup finely grated raw horseradish
      2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
      1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
      3/4 cup ketchup

      In a small bowl combine horseradish, brown sugar, lemon juice and ketchup. Mix well. Chill in refrigerator.

      5 Replies
      1. re: grampart

        Ditto that, and you can avoid HFCS in the ketchup using one of the organic ones. Even Heinz makes one now without HFCS which I've seen at most stores locally! My only suggestion to the recipe is leave out the brown sugar, as the ketchup is usually sweet enough for my tastes as is.

        1. re: Science Chick

          Yes, the Heinz non-HCFS ketchup is quite good. That's all we buy. (and I make cocktail sauce from it with horseradish, lemon juice, worcestershire and a little tabasco)

          1. re: MrsCheese

            Mrs. Cheese, you stole my recipe exactly ;)

            1. re: Science Chick

              Well, I'm a fellow science chick. ;-)

        2. re: grampart

          i agree

          2 cups ketchup
          2 cups chili sauce
          1 cup horse radish
          juice from 1 large lemon
          6 hits of tabasco

        3. I agree with other posters that making it yourself is easiest (and best). However, if you aren't the DIY-type (or you like "buying croutons"), Trinity Hill Farms, which is sold online, does offer all natural cocktail sauces - no corn syrup.

          1. If you have a Trader Joe's near you, their cocktail sauce does not have HFCS. I went through the same problem with relish and TJs came to the rescue.

            1 Reply
            1. S&F, or Schlotterbeck and Foss, made in Portland, Maine, sells one at Whole Foods, in the seafood department that is not only HFCS free, but horseradish is the first ingredient!
              $2.99 a bottle, too...