26 March 2009

Product Review: Organicville Agave-Sweetened Ketchup

From March 2009 Recipes, Reviews and Other Photos

The short (and a little too sweet for my taste) of it is that if you miss Heinz ketchup because you eschew high fructose corn syrup as well as regular corn syrup, Organicville's organic ketchup is the one for you. It has the same smooth consistency as Heinz as well. The color is bright red, from healthy, organic tomatoes. Essentially, it's an organic, "healthier" version of Heinz ketchup.

From March 2009 Recipes, Reviews and Other Photos

To be fair in my review, I did a similar comparison to the one I did with the Wholemato Ketchup review. Except this time, I made homemade home fries from some very tasty, leftover herbed roasted potatoes.

In all honesty, I prefer Wholemato organic agave-sweetened ketchup. It's fresher tasting, has far less sweetener, and has a lovely, pureed tomato texture and thick consistency that lets you know you're eating real tomatoes. It also makes a superior cocktail sauce. I just wish the stores here carried it.

Whole Foods in Princeton said they had it, but they didn't. That's how I ended up buying Organicville's ketchup. I thought, "I really enjoy Organicville's dressings, so their ketchup can't be bad." And, it isn't. It's just not my taste. Now, my husband John would probably like it because he enjoys Heinz.

Me? I'm a Wholemato girl all the way. It tastes like what I'd make if I made ketchup myself.


Ricki said...

I know that some brands of organic ketchup don't contain added sweetener at all--that would be more up my alley! But this sounds like a good stand-in when you couldnt' get your preferred brand. :)

Deb Schiff said...

Hey Ricki,
I've tried the Westbrae Naturals brand of unsweetened ketchup and found it to be bitter, but I'm definitely willing to try others.

Thanks, as always, for your contribution!

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

Hmm, I have never seen unsweetened ketchup. Now I am intrigued about making ketchup at home! Hmmm.

Celine said...

agave-sweetened ketchup? must try this, asap.

Deb Schiff said...

Thanks for stopping by Alisa and Celine!