Review of co-op 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 to make an emergency dash to the co-op to get our regular Heinz ketchup I was a little surprised to see that it was out of stock. The only alternative was co-op own tomato brand ketchup. As we were having fish and chips for tea I just grabbed a packet to have with our dinner.

Onto the packaging. It comes in a 470g sized plastic bottle that I now associate with most tomato ketchups. You can clearly see the sauce inside if Iโ€™m honest I didnโ€™t think much to the design of the label on the front of the bottle. There is a picture of a burger with the wording great with a burger. The ketchup is clearly labelled as being vegan. On a positive note the traffic light system is very clear as is the fact that there is an allergen update. Onto the ingredients the ingredients list wheat is clearly highlighted as an allergen. There is a no may contain warning.

On opening the bottle I got a nice aroma of tomatoes, the slightly sweet aroma that I associate with ketchup was less distinct. Instead a slightly more tomatoey aroma was noted. This remained the same on my famous close up sniff test. I squeezed the sauce out of the bottle it was slightly smoother and thicker in consistency than what I expected. Some ketchups that I have tried can separate slightly but this was not the case, so this got a big thumbs up from me. I tried the ketchup as an accompaniment to a variety of meals as a crafty dip. It had a nice tomatoey taste with a slight sweetness noted. I also used the ketchup as addition to tomato based sauces it worked really well and the reduced sweetness added a slightly different flavour to the dishes. I have to admit to being surprised by this tomato ketchup. I really enjoyed it and would happily have it instead of our regular Heinz tomato ketchup.

So would I recommend this tomato ketchup? Yes I would. I enjoyed the aroma, consistency and flavour of this ketchup. It works well as a dip and as part of sauces when cooking. So if follow a dairy free or vegan diet why not give this ketchup a try. So thank you co-op for producing a nice tomato ketchup that I can enjoy.

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98 thoughts on “Review of co-op Tomato Ketchup

  1. As an Indian living in Italy, I have tried a lot of interesting sauces and salsas. Over in India, we love to enjoy our grilled chicken “Tikkas” with Mint “Chutney”/ Sauce and our “Samosas” with Ketchup and Tamarind “Chutney”. Over here in Italy, I have tried some delicious “Pomodoro”/Tomatoes , “Formaggio” /cheese based sauces. Really look forward to further innovation in the sauce business!

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    • Oh, I’m afraid I have to disagree I can spot a ketchup that is not Heinz and I have had a tried a a variety of ketchups lately and the aroma and falvour can vary significantly.

  3. This sounds absolutely amazing I really love the sound of the tomato scent because I love tomato sauce and I love it when they’re slightly sweet x

    Kayleigh Zara ๐ŸŒฟ

    • Hi, I had to not have tomatoes for a while due to a possible allergy I really struggled without it. I think the wheat is the updated allergy info and so even if you liked ketchup this would be a definite no for you.

  4. I’ve never really been a ketchup lover (fruity sauce more my thing!) but I do buy for other half and my boy. Funny how we are programmed to look first for the big brands and I’ve been so guilty of discounting supermarket brands in particular when reality they are probably being made in the same factory with the same ingredients but just a different packaging!!! I’ll give this one a whirl next time we run out! Thanks!

  5. Wow. That is a really great review. My kids think tomato sauce is a food group: chicken, rice and tomato sauce. Bacon & egg, and tomato sauce.
    Thanks for linking to the #globalblogging linky.

    • Hi, you sure can’t beat ketchup on chips. oil you pop into a co-op do give this a try and let me know what you think. I review all sorts of food sweet and savoury so long as it’s dairy free. I cant be the only one who has reviewed a ketchup.

  6. Oooh, it’s nice to hear that there’s a ketchup out there that measures up to Heinz!! I’m not sure I’ve actually ever heard of that before! We have a co-op nearby and I’ve never thought to buy it’s own brand ketchup-I’ll have to give it a go! Although I usually get my children the low sugar Heinz one (the only way they’ll eat vegetables, if they’re smothered in it!!) so I’ll have to see if there’s a reduced sugar co-op variety!

  7. Hi Chloe, I can’t eat chips without tomato ketchup! They’re naked without. And I am a lover of Heinz Ketchup too, but if a supermarket’s own brand is good I’m happy to give it a try.

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.


  8. I’m really surprised at the lack of chemical additives. We don’t use a lot of processed sauces, but this looks like a good thing to keep in the fridge – I wouldn’t feel guilty letting the kids have it when I make burgers and wedges. We usually go for reduced salt/sugar options, so I’d be interested to see how this compares or if they do a lower sugar and salt version.

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