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 I’m honest I didn’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.


    • September 3, 2017 / 9:17 pm

      Thank you. It’s a UK based supermarket.

  1. September 1, 2017 / 1:09 am

    I like that I know what the ingredients are. I only eat what i can pronounce, 🙂

    • September 3, 2017 / 9:17 pm

      Hi, I like the sound of you logic 😊.

    • September 3, 2017 / 9:20 pm

      Hi, I’m glad that you found it helpful. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. September 1, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    I am also a ketchup lover! It’s great that the allergens are listed on the bottle. I am not sure I’ve seen that before.

    • September 3, 2017 / 9:16 pm

      Yes ketchup is very popular, the allergens have to be listed now, great that the co-op highlighted the change in allergens.

  3. September 2, 2017 / 3:11 am

    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!

    • September 3, 2017 / 9:14 pm

      Gosh all of these sauces sound amazing.I really want to try some now.

    • September 3, 2017 / 9:13 pm

      Thank you for sharing my latest food review.

  4. September 2, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    I’m definitely a Heinz girl but open to trying others. Only problem is that if I go to the co-op I have to buy vegan doughnuts!

    • September 3, 2017 / 9:12 pm

      Hee, hee your comment has made me laugh because I am soo guilty of doing the same 😊😊.

  5. September 3, 2017 / 6:21 pm

    Ooo I love ketchup on my chips, in fact, on just about anything! Great review! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

    • September 3, 2017 / 9:08 pm

      I’m glad that I’m not the only one 😊.

  6. diynige
    September 3, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    Great review although I would only buy heinz if I’m honest Thank you for linking to #ThatFridayLinky Please come back next week

    • September 3, 2017 / 9:08 pm

      Yes, this seems to be a common theme, good old Heinz.

  7. September 3, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    your reviews are always so honest 🙂 I personally never switch from Heinz ketchup though. I am so used to that flavor

    • September 3, 2017 / 9:07 pm

      Thank you, I try to be as honest as I can. You should try alternatives just to see if there is an alternative you never know you may be surprised.

  8. Rachel
    September 3, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    I do myself love red sauce, I buy any tbh all taste the same to me aha, great post z

    • September 3, 2017 / 9:06 pm

      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.

    • September 3, 2017 / 9:04 pm

      Hi, it sure is, I don’t have many burgers so I though it was an interesting choice for the packaging, but thats just me.

  9. Kayleigh Zara
    September 3, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    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 🌿

    • September 3, 2017 / 9:03 pm

      Hi, the smell is nice, I think you may like it if you don’t like your ketchup too sweet.

  10. Corinne & Kirsty 🌸 (@corinnekirsty)
    September 3, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    I like ketchup too although I don’t eat it much. I do eat it when i go to the restaurant but that’s it. Good to read a good review! xx corinne

    • September 3, 2017 / 9:02 pm

      I wish I only had it when I ate out, but it is one of my guilty treats that is part of most of my meals.

  11. September 3, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    The was a really good review, I’ll keep an eye out for this! x

    • September 3, 2017 / 8:59 pm

      Thank you, if you do try this ketchup please let me know what you think thanks.

  12. September 3, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    I absolutely cannot hack the taste of ketchup and that one has wheat in it so I definitely couldn’t have it. IK glad you enjoyed it though and it’s as good as the original!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • September 3, 2017 / 8:59 pm

      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.

  13. September 3, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    I looooove ketchup but I have to say that I probably won’t ever get one that isn’t Heinz haha! This one looks pretty good though!

    Jennifer |

    • September 3, 2017 / 8:56 pm

      Hi, I tend to stick to Heinz but I am now trying new varieties some have been a hit like this one others not so.

  14. September 3, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    What a interesting review! I, too, tend to stick to Heinz, but I may have to give this one a go!
    Hayley X

    • September 3, 2017 / 8:55 pm

      Hi, yes good old Heinz if you do give this a try please let me know what you think, thanks.

  15. abbeylouisarose
    September 3, 2017 / 8:44 pm

    I’m a big lover of tomato sauce but I’m also partial to BBQ, especially with pizza hehe! I usually do buy Heinz as well but it’s good to know that this brand is just as nice!

    Abbey 💋

    • September 3, 2017 / 8:54 pm

      Hi, I love my BBQ sauce as well, always good on a pizza.

    • September 4, 2017 / 4:57 pm

      No, problem. I hope that you found the review helpful.

  16. September 3, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    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!

    • September 4, 2017 / 4:45 pm

      Hi, yes this can indeed be the case. Although I’v entries a few ketchups recently and they have varied quiet a bit, this one though gets a big thumbs up from me.

  17. Kat
    September 4, 2017 / 7:55 am

    I’m not really keen on ketchup to be honest, although occassionally I’ll have it with a burger. #MMBC

    • September 5, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      Oh yes its perfect with a burger.

  18. September 4, 2017 / 8:20 am

    I would drink ketchup if it were socially acceptable. I love it so much! #GlobalBlogging

    • September 4, 2017 / 4:46 pm

      Hee, hee I think I could probably do this as well 😊.

  19. Mom Of Two Little Girls
    September 4, 2017 / 8:43 am

    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.

    • September 5, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      Hi, I think that your kids are right it is a food group 😊.

  20. September 4, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    Helpful review – one can’t be too careful with allergens and dietary issues! #MMBC

    • September 5, 2017 / 4:31 pm

      Indeed one can’t, thanks for stopping by, C.

  21. September 4, 2017 / 2:53 pm

    I like that they made bold the wheat – helpful for those with glueten issues or allergies.

    • September 5, 2017 / 4:30 pm

      Hi, it sure is they are now required to highlight the common 14 allergens.

  22. September 4, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    I’m not a huge ketchup fan but I’m glad you enjoyed this!


    • September 4, 2017 / 4:50 pm

      Gosh I find that hard to believe I though that everyone liked ketchup 😊.

  23. September 4, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    Love a good bit of Ketchup with some chips, I haven’t tried the Co-Op brand before but may have to try it out one day! I haven’t seen a ketchup review before either so this was another first, keep going xo

    • September 4, 2017 / 4:52 pm

      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.

  24. September 4, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    Got to love a bit of ketchup – im so fussy too so will definitely remember this if I start panicking theres no heinz haha!!

    Sarah | xx

    • September 4, 2017 / 4:52 pm

      Hi, this is a great alternative and a lot cheaper as a plan B.

  25. Teaisawishyourheartmakes
    September 4, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    This is the only ketchup out there that I buy! We swear by it in our house 💖

    • September 4, 2017 / 4:53 pm

      I just wish that I had tried it before delicious and a bargain.

  26. September 4, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    Ahhhh I love ketchup! Such an essential for me – I’m usually a Heinz gal but this one sounds lovely! x

    • September 4, 2017 / 4:56 pm

      Hi, this is a great alternative if your favourite has run out.

    • September 4, 2017 / 4:54 pm

      Hi, you sure can’t 😊.

  27. September 4, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    Lovely post..i am more of a bbq sauce girl but will give this a try for sure ..thanks for this x

    • September 4, 2017 / 5:02 pm

      Oh I love BBQ sauce as well it’s my second favourite sauce.

  28. September 4, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    What a lovely review. My kids do love this. I’m not a fan myself, but they do x #mondaystumble

    • September 5, 2017 / 4:28 pm

      Thank you, perhaps I’ve just not grown up 😊.

  29. September 4, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    I haven’t had ketchup in so long – It will be so weird having it again for the first time in a while x

    Claire |

    • September 5, 2017 / 4:27 pm

      Gosh I couldn’t imagine life without ketchup. If you do try it please let me know what you think, thanks.

    • September 5, 2017 / 4:21 pm

      Hi, it sure is if you give this a try let me know what you thin, thanks.

  30. thismumslife
    September 5, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    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!

    • September 5, 2017 / 4:20 pm

      Hi, I’m not sure if they have a low sugar version but worth checking out to see if there is one. I also like ketchup on my veg 😊.

  31. September 5, 2017 / 4:42 pm

    This has got to be one of my favourite things to put on Fish and Chips; thanks for the review!

    • September 5, 2017 / 5:09 pm

      Indeed fish and chips just aren’t the same without it.

  32. September 6, 2017 / 4:03 am

    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.


    • September 6, 2017 / 6:03 am

      Hi, the chips sure are. If you give this ketchup a try, let me know what you think, thanks.

  33. September 6, 2017 / 9:04 am

    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.

    • September 6, 2017 / 3:05 pm

      Hi, I’m not sure if they do a reduced sugar version so I will have to find out. It’s a great ketchup to have as a treat.

  34. September 7, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    Nothing goes better with chips than ketchup 🙂 Thanks for sharing #globalblogging

    • September 7, 2017 / 7:23 pm

      Hi, you’re totally right 😊.

    • September 7, 2017 / 8:26 pm

      Hee Hee you are so right 😊

  35. September 10, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    I out it on nearly everything. My favs are putting it on toast and cottage cheese.
    Thanks for linking up to #globalblogging

    • September 11, 2017 / 4:58 pm

      I like it on toast with eggs. I cant eat cottage cheese but sounds like an interesting combination.

  36. September 11, 2017 / 8:32 am

    My mom is a huge ketchup fan too; she has it with just about everything. 🙂 #GlobalBlogging

    • September 11, 2017 / 4:57 pm

      So glad that I am not the only one 😊.

    • September 12, 2017 / 4:29 pm

      Why thank you.

        • September 14, 2017 / 5:05 pm

          Thank you but I am female.

          • September 15, 2017 / 11:10 pm

            Good you are a tea lover too 🙂 🙂

          • September 17, 2017 / 7:53 pm

            I certainly am.

          • October 3, 2017 / 4:01 pm

            good. One must be. Otherwise whats in life without tea? ! 🙂

          • October 5, 2017 / 12:52 pm

            Gosh I not sure I could cope with no tea.

          • October 9, 2017 / 5:47 am

            Try taking a break for some days then ☺

          • October 9, 2017 / 4:41 pm

            Perhaps I should give it a try 🙈.

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