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Old 06-28-2016, 10:13 PM   #1
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Heinz vs. French's ketchup

We always buy Heinz, but I think I will buy French's from now on. It has sugar in it and not high fructose corn syrup like Heinz.

I am not a huge ketchup eater. French's mustard is my fave condiment, and Hellman's mayo is my 2nd fave. Sometimes I make fresh cut fries and squirt some ketchup on the side to dip them in. Or a ketchup/mayo mix.

Wife puts ketchup on everything like a little kid would do.


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Old 06-29-2016, 12:36 AM   #2
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Heinz makes with and without sugar or fructose corn syrup. I buy the without. A bonus for diabetics. It is called Simply Heinz.

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Old 06-29-2016, 04:25 AM   #3
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Heinz makes with and without sugar or fructose corn syrup. I buy the without. A bonus for diabetics. It is called Simply Heinz.
Simply Heinz contains 4 grams of sugar per tablespoon, the same as French's and most other brands of ketchup. I use Heinz Reduced Sugar which contains 1 gram of sugar per tablespoon, it also contains sucralose and costs about twice as much. I guess it's a case of pick your poison!

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Old 06-29-2016, 06:59 AM   #4
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To us, ketchup is ketchup is ketchup and there's not much difference, unless we go to the trouble of making some from scratch for something special. We don't really use much of it at all. I'd say our main use is putting some in meatloaf, as well as making a glaze with worchestshire sauce for the top of meatloaf. A bottle of ketchup lasts a LONG time here.
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Old 06-29-2016, 07:27 AM   #5
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+3 on Simply Heinz

It's better tasting than the original stuff
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Old 06-29-2016, 08:30 AM   #6
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We buy whatever is on sale. I don't notice a difference in taste. High fructose corn syrup (a fructose-sucrose mixture) has gotten a lot of bad publicity, but it's not really very different from table sugar or honey. The name simply indicates that it has a higher ratio of fructose than regular corn syrup.

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Old 06-29-2016, 09:08 AM   #7
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Heinz vs. French's ketchup

I buy regular Heinz. I use ketchup on eggs, burgers, meatloaf, fries. HFCS doesn't bother me either, it's just sugar. I would be interested in doing a comparison taste test between Heinz and French's though. Many like Hunt's better, I've never cared for it.

Will have to try the Simply Heinz.
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Old 06-29-2016, 09:30 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Aunt Bea;1471277I use [B
Heinz Reduced Sugar[/B] which contains 1 gram of sugar per tablespoon...
I use it, too, and don't notice any difference in flavor between this product and the regular version.
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Old 06-29-2016, 09:43 AM   #9
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We're not big ketchup users. I buy a smaller bottle and have to keep checking the expiration date to be sure it's still OK. At that consumption level, we stick with the taste we like.
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Old 06-29-2016, 10:10 AM   #10
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Now that the kids are mostly out of the house, I use little ketchup. I've even run out and not noticed I didn't have any! I buy Heinz. I agree with Andy in that we use it so seldom that the sugar content is negligible for us. HFCS can make the blood sugar spike faster than regular sugar so I tend try to limit it in foods but you can't get away from it totally it appears if you buy any mass produced food products.

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