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Old 07-03-2008, 12:04 AM   #41
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Yes... although I'd never describe tomato sauce as sweet in any way. I mean, it might have a bit of sugar in it, but it's by no means sweet.

Anyway, if they are the same thing, it has no bad rap here! I wouldn't put it on a steak, but that's a taste thing. We always have a bottle handy.
Yes, your tomato sauce is our ketchup. I have never described it as sweet either but if you look at the ingredients and you have to watch your sugar intake, sodium intake, etc., etc., it should be used in moderation.
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:04 AM   #42
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KE I do not think our Ketchup is the same as stassie's. She describes hers as just tomato sauce. Ketchup is a bit more than that with vinegar and spices and sugar.

Stassie, American ketchup would not be called sweet by most even though it is loaded with sugar.
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:10 PM   #43
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My dad used to put ketchup in his bowl of homemade chicken soup.
My neighbor friend's hubby, puts it directly on noodles.

I make a ketchup with highbush cranberries, sugar, vinegar, lots of spice, and then I can it. It's pretty okay!
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Old 07-05-2008, 01:49 PM   #44
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Ketchup gets a bad rap today because it is as bad as it is made out to be. It is a processed food full of salt and sugar that is used to compensate for bland food which is generally just as full of salt and sugar.

It gets a hard time because it deserves it. In moderation, I see no issue with using it every now and again. I like it on my burgers once in a while and I like it with fries. But it's not a staple in my household, it's not something I'm proud of eating or something I would rather eat over anything I could make myself.

Ketchup doesn't need anyone to defend it. It is the most widely used condiment in North America and Britain, much of Europe and the rest of the world. It's not going anywhere any time soon. It's got plenty of supporters.
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Old 07-05-2008, 02:07 PM   #45
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It is the most widely used condiment in North America
Actually this has not been true in many years. Salsa passed ketchup quite a while ago.
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I have a hard time believing that's true. Up North (Canada) salsa is not even sold in fast food chains as a condiment option. I'm sure it's popular in the United States, but I don't believe it is more popular than ketchup.
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boy are they missing out. salsa is delicious on back bacon, doughnuts, beaver, and hockey pucks.
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that's football, qs.

but i guess it's just as good on the ol' pigskin as well.
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I have a hard time believing that's true. Up North (Canada) salsa is not even sold in fast food chains as a condiment option. I'm sure it's popular in the United States, but I don't believe it is more popular than ketchup.
I should have clarified that my info was for the US only, not all of North America.
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