Review of Real Good Tomato Ketchup

I have to confess to being a lady who enjoys my tomato ketchup. It is one of my guilty pleasures in fact I have it with most of my meals. It is a safe dairy free food that I use a dip or as part my tomato based sauces. So when I had the opportunity to try Real Good Ketchup how could I say no. The fact that it contains 70% less sugar and salt is nut free, and is suitable for a vegan diet is a bonus.

Onto the packaging. It comes in a small sized clear plastic bottle that I would associate with most tomato ketchups. I was immediately drawn to the clever marketing that it has 70% less sugar as I have been trying unsuccessfully to reduce this recently. I also liked the juicy looking tomatoes I was immediately thinking of the taste of fresh tomatoes and wanted to dive in and give it a try. Onto the ingredients they are completely plant based no allergens are highlighted and there are no is no may contain warning. In fact is clearly labelled as being made in a nut free factory.

On opening the bottle I got a nice aroma of tomatoes, the slightly sweet aroma that I associate with ketchup was absent. Instead a slightly more mature tomato aroma was noted. This remained the same on my famous close up sniff test. I squeezed the sauce out of the bottle it was smooth but slightly runnier in consistency than what I expected. Oh, and yes I did give the bottle a good shake before giving a little squeeze. Perhaps I am being a little unfair I just expected to be a little thicker than the average ketchup because of its ingredients. I tried the ketchup as an accompanist to a variety of meals as a crafty dip. It had a rich tomato taste with a slight twang noted. The sweetness that I associate with ketchup was missing. I much preferred this to my regular ketchup. I also used the ketchup as addition to tomato based sauces. The stronger tomato flavour added a little extra to my sauces. In fact I didn’t need to use my tomato purée to my spaghetti bolognese or chilli.

So would I recommend this tomato ketchup? Yes I would. I really enjoyed the aroma and flavour of this ketchup. It works well as a dip and adds a nice tomato flavour to sauces when cooking. My only constructive criticism is the size of the product. It’s too small, when you are a bit of a ketchup monster like me it just doesn’t last long enough. So please can I put in a request for a larger size, I’m sure I wont be the only one with this request. So if you food food allergies, follow a vegan diet why not give this ketchup a try.

Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this product all the opinions in this post are honest and my own.

28 Comments

  1. May 28, 2017 / 6:54 pm

    Liked your review. I’m a ketchup person as well (not quite like you are!) and I always go for the same thing (Heinz) because I know I like it — how do you think it compares? I will definitely look for this!

    • May 28, 2017 / 7:23 pm

      Hi, this is not as sweet and tastes more of tomatoes if that makes sense. The consistency is slightly different but I really liked it. I personally preferred to my usual Heinz.

  2. Kyla Matton Osborne
    May 28, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    Great review! I think I would forgo the ketchup, though. I cannot stand the taste of Stevia and I find that I tend to react badly to any sugar alcohol like Xylitol. I’d rather just use a ketchup that has sugar, and limit my quantity.

    My only wish is that companies that make these “diet” products would simply eliminate the GFCS and reduce the sugar in products. Most commercial food and drink is too sweet for my liking, anyway. I’d be happy with less sugar and no sugar replacement.

    • May 29, 2017 / 5:00 pm

      Hi, thanks for taking the time to rad and comment on my review. Yes stevia is not for everyone my trouble is that I struggle to limit my quantity.

  3. May 29, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    I liked your review, very precise and gets straight to the point; the photos also accompany it well-

    • May 29, 2017 / 4:51 pm

      Thank you very much 😊

  4. May 29, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    Thanks for the review. Would love to get this for my son. He has fries with his ketchup and we’ve been looking for a healthier alternative.

    • May 30, 2017 / 3:52 pm

      Hi, you can get it in a few supermarkets now. I you find some to try.

  5. June 2, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    My two would have ketchup on their breakfast cereal if I let them. They absolutely love the stuff and it does help me negotiate all kinds of new foods into then but I do worry about the sugar and salt content. This sounds like a great option! I’ll look out for it! Thanks so much for sharing with #DreamTeam x

    • June 4, 2017 / 8:36 am

      Hi, yes it is worth giving it a try, good old ketchup 😊.

  6. June 11, 2017 / 12:59 pm

    Interesting review.

  7. June 11, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    Great information! Thanks.

  8. Nikhil
    June 12, 2017 / 7:26 am

    Informative review

  9. June 12, 2017 / 7:27 am

    useful review, n you’ve written it in a great way, appreciated!!

  10. June 12, 2017 / 8:03 am

    any ketchup is just fake… never saw a tomato

    • June 12, 2017 / 8:37 pm

      Thank you for taking the time to comment.

  11. June 12, 2017 / 8:46 am

    Lovely review. I would be sold by the 70% less sugar too. My babies love ketchup with plain rice.

    • June 12, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      Thank you, I love ketchup and rice as well.

  12. June 15, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    You had me at 70% less sugar! Great review.

  13. June 15, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    Uuuhhh, I’m a ketch up lover as well and this really tastes good. Lovely post BTW

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