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AnnieDrews 03-27-2011 03:38 PM

Simply Heinz Ketchup - Have you tried it?
 
I didn't realize I had bought this when picking up ketchup at the store last time. I had some fries today from McDonald's and got the ketchup out. It tastes terrible! It is so sweet it is almost inedible to me.

From what I understand, this is Heinz's attempt to make nice with all of the high fructose corn syrup haters out there. I don't have a problem with HFCS myself. But their formula is way off....I hope I can find the regular Heinz next time I go to the store.

Have you tried it??

Selkie 03-27-2011 04:07 PM

Yes, I've tried it and like you, I don't care for it! :sick:

Nicholas Mosher 03-27-2011 04:59 PM

Heinz 57 is really tough to beat. It's one of my favorite condiments - to the point that people give it to me for birthday/holiday gifts as a joke.

I've only had one homemade ketchup that I prefer, and it was amazing. It was from a food stand at a festival, and I had the item I ordered to go - and never got the chance to ask the owner about it (not that they would have coughed up the secret).

A homemade version that rivals (or beats) H57 while staying natural is one of my lifetime kitchen goals...:lol:

PrincessFiona60 03-27-2011 05:11 PM

Melindas All Natural Chipotle Ketchup

We got lucky and found 4 bottles of it. It's really good on a spoon or chicken, so far.

pacanis 03-27-2011 05:24 PM

I haven't heard of it, let alone tried any yet. Thanks for the heads up, Annie. I wouldn't want to buy any by mistake like I did some L&P super thick worcestershire sauce once. The darn stuff was packaged like the regular sauce.

ChefJune 03-28-2011 11:40 AM

You're addicted to the sugar/corn syrup in the "regular."

And they're counting on that.

Americans have such a collective sweet tooth they prefer everything sweeter than the rest of the world.

Did you know that in Europe candy companies make a separate, sweeter line they export to the USA?

AnnieDrews 03-28-2011 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChefJune (Post 983976)
You're addicted to the sugar/corn syrup in the "regular."

And they're counting on that.

Americans have such a collective sweet tooth they prefer everything sweeter than the rest of the world.

Did you know that in Europe candy companies make a separate, sweeter line they export to the USA?

Actually, the Simply Heinz has sugar in it, but just tastes sickeningly sweet. I just don't like the recipe as much as the regular brand. Not particularly "addicted" to it, just prefer the taste of the old formula.

Nicholas Mosher 03-28-2011 02:22 PM

I was curious/doubtful about that claim regarding US consumption of sugar and did a quick search (had to sort through to some reliable sources such as WHO).

Actually the US isn't even in the same ballpark as some countries when it comes to Per Capita consumption of sugar... we're way behind the top rock gobblers!

Global Oral Health - CAPP

US citizens average about 32Kg per person per year. Many countries are in the 40's, 50's, 60's, even 100+!

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The same can be said about our consumption of salt. I believe Eastern Asia dominates this category.

I do believe we're near the top when it comes to overall calorie consumption however. Might need to research that claim...

Nicholas Mosher 03-28-2011 02:45 PM

I should also add that when you include all forms of sweeteners (such as HFCS, Saccharin, etc) we are near/at the top.

taxlady 03-28-2011 06:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nicholas Mosher (Post 984034)
I was curious/doubtful about that claim regarding US consumption of sugar and did a quick search (had to sort through to some reliable sources such as WHO).

Actually the US isn't even in the same ballpark as some countries when it comes to Per Capita consumption of sugar... we're way behind the top rock gobblers!

Global Oral Health - CAPP

US citizens average about 32Kg per person per year. Many countries are in the 40's, 50's, 60's, even 100+!

-----

The same can be said about our consumption of salt. I believe Eastern Asia dominates this category.

I do believe we're near the top when it comes to overall calorie consumption however. Might need to research that claim...

From that site, "* Figures above are for centrifugal sugars (cane and beet sugars) only."

They aren't including the danged corn syrup.

Here in Quebec, people have a big sweet tooth too. We get all the extra sweet stuff. :yuk:

Caslon 03-28-2011 06:54 PM

Just FYI, Heinz makes a ketchup exclusively for McDonalds. I don't know how it's different than store bought tho.

bakechef 03-28-2011 09:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nicholas Mosher (Post 984040)
I should also add that when you include all forms of sweeteners (such as HFCS, Saccharin, etc) we are near/at the top.

If they are just measuring sugar than we wouldn't be near the top, since for many years HFCS has been the primary sweetener in most processed foods. When you add in the HFCS, I would have no doubt that we would be at the top.

PrincessFiona60 03-28-2011 11:06 PM

Let's see about getting this back on topic about Simply Heinz Ketchup.

Has anyone else had a chance to try it or have a favorite Ketchup/Catsup they would like to recommend?

msmofet 03-29-2011 01:31 AM

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vagriller 03-29-2011 07:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AnnieDrews (Post 984021)
Actually, the Simply Heinz has sugar in it, but just tastes sickeningly sweet. I just don't like the recipe as much as the regular brand. Not particularly "addicted" to it, just prefer the taste of the old formula.

Exactly what Heinz was going for.

CWS4322 03-29-2011 08:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by taxlady (Post 984164)
Here in Quebec, people have a big sweet tooth too. We get all the extra sweet stuff. :yuk:

Gaspe Sugar Pie comes to mind for some reason when I think of Quebec and sugar:wink:

betterthanabox 03-29-2011 09:51 AM

I bought a huge bottle of the simply Heinz on sale, I hope it's good. I am going to have it for a lonnnnnng time.

vagriller 03-29-2011 10:52 AM

If I bought a big bottle of ketchup I didn't like I would use it to make BBQ sauce. Matter of fact I don't really like any ketchup, so that's what I do with it!:mrgreen:

AnnieDrews 03-29-2011 01:26 PM

BetterThanABox-I'd be interested to see if you like it or not when you try it.

VaGriller-That is a great idea!!

vagriller 03-29-2011 01:32 PM

I guess it's untrue to say I never use ketchup. I do use it on burgers, hotdogs, and corndogs. The rest of my family consumes it on most anything!


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