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I was almost out of my usual favorite ketchup (Heinz) today and looking for a replacement bottle. I stumbled upon one that was called "Simply Heinz". I read the ingredients and they didn't sound bad, so I bought it. When I came home, I checked it against my old bottle and saw that the major difference is the lack of high fructose corn syrup (HCFS).<br><br>
On to the taste: it was significantly better tasting than regular Heinz. It was less sweet and had a bit more natural flavor. If you don't really care about ketchup, then you may not notice the difference. But I think if you did a taste test, you could easily tell this one tastes better.<br><br>
Just wanted to let you guys know there's a new (mainstream) ketchup option without HFCS.
 

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Thank you! As a ketchup afficianado (I like Amy's), I appreciate this. What are the ingredients? Is it organic, by chance?
 

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It doesn't say it's organic, so I assume it's not. Here's both ingredient lists so you can compare:<br><br>
Heinz (regular):<br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Tomato Concentrate From Red Ripe Tomatoes, Distilled Vinegar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Salt, Spice, Onion Powder, Natural Flavoring.</div>
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Simply Heinz:<br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Tomato Concentrate From Red Ripe Tomatoes, Distilled Vinegar, Sugar, Salt, Onion Powder, Spice, Natural Flavoring.</div>
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I'll have to try it out.
 

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Thanks!<br>
I'll try to get it soon <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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It's been a bit strange living here in the UK, where corn syrup doesn't rule all. I *loved* getting soda without it (though I'm not supposed to be drinking that stuff anyway <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">), and the Heinz here is made with sugar instead too. A whole new world <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>IamJen</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2885759"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
It's been a bit strange living here in the UK, where corn syrup doesn't rule all. I *loved* getting soda without it (though I'm not supposed to be drinking that stuff anyway <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">), and the Heinz here is made with sugar instead too. A whole new world <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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There are Mexican owned stores around me where you can get Coca Cola imported from Mexico, where they don't use HFCS, instead they use real sugar. I taste a similar difference between the different versions of colas as I do with the ketchups. HCFS gives a slightly artificial taste to food. The products made with sugar rather than HFCS just taste better to me.<br><br>
Maybe 'artificial' isn't the perfect word that I should have used. It gives a bit of an off-flavor and it tastes sweeter than sugar. I don't avoid HFCS, but I prefer products that don't use it.
 

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It definitely makes a difference in soda. I used to love Texas Dr. Pepper when I lived in Oklahoma, but here all Dr. Pepper was made with sugar..heaven! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> I don't think I've ever notice the difference in ketchup (a couple of other things too, which I can't recall). I only noticed because I've been hunting labels more for that hfcs.
 

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i bought a whole case of this at the dollar store (hunts has their own version of this). i can't tell the diff between this and regular ketchup. but i think it will flop in the market place, which is why is was so cheap (a dollar for a 24 oz bottle) and being sold at a dollar store.
 

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I haven't tried Simply Heinz however I did recently switch to Hunt's natural ketchup with no high fructose corn syrup and no added salt. Honestly I couldn't believe the difference in taste. High fructose corn syrup has been in our food supply for so long I had forgotten how ketchup was supposed to taste. Worth every extra penny!
 

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The <i>Simply Heinz</i> sounds pretty much the same as the stuff we get here. I love Ketchup!
 

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For a long time, I hated ketchup, but I'm starting to like it again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I luv Heinz Ketchup and its my fave.....thankies for the heads up on simply heinz and if I can match a sale and a coupon<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">...I will definately try it.<br><br>
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I got really excited about this until I realised that it's in the USA and it's pretty much identical to normal ketchup.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
UK Heinz ketchup ingredients in case anybody is wondering (I have a bottle next to me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> ):<br><br>
Tomatoes (132g per 100g Ketchup), Spirit Vinegar, Sugar, Salt, Spice & Herb Extracts (contain Celery), Spice.
 

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I swore this has been out for a while now... I been buying it for I assume about a year. I really cant taste this difference but I am sucker for products that say natural on them :p<br><br>
Also has anyone tried the no salt added ketchup? Ive tried it and kinda liked it. a Friend of mine keeps it in a constant stock at his house. Its pretty sweet, he was raised in Germany and swears it reminds him of German sweet ketchup
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Cadrian</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2886570"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Also has anyone tried the no salt added ketchup?</div>
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Yeah I've been using the Hunt's brand with no HFCS and no added salt. It's really tomato-y and I like it.
 
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