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Name Brand vs. Store Brand: Putting them to the Test

Name Brand vs. Store Brand: Ketchup

My daughter and he husband did this test, since we don't eat a lot of ketchup around our house and my son in law loves ketchup.  This is what the results were:

The ketchup taste test yielded some surprising results. I thought that we would not be able to tell any difference: they all look the same to me, and I've never been a ketchup connoisseur. So, I enlisted the help of my ketchup-loving husband for this one. Surprisingly, I was able to tell a difference, too!

The clear winner: Del Monte. It has more of a vinegar-y taste than the others, which really appealed to my husband and I. If you like a sweeter, more robust ketchup, hunts was the next best.

The loser: Kroger. It tasted very bland.

Heinz and great value tasted about the same, and were somewhere in the middle.

As far as the cost, they were all about the same, per ounce. I lost the sheet with the exact numbers, unfortunately. Heinz was a little more than the others, but it wasn't THAT much more.

So, next time you get ketchup, go with Del Monte or Hunts: it will cost about the same as the store brand, and it tastes the best!




Cinnamonhuskies said:

you should try homemade ketchup........mmmmmm

September 30, 2011 11:09 AM

Spendwise Mom said:

I just saw a comment about homemade ketchup.  Do you have a recipe that you can share?  Does it take a lot of time to make?  

September 30, 2011 11:15 AM

Karen K said:

homemade is best, it's a little more waterery than store bought but the flavor is incredible!  And no extra sugars and salt preservatives.

October 5, 2011 7:12 PM

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I enjoy finding ways to save money we can life comfortably on one income. We have 5 kids. I enjoy reading, cooking and spending time with my family. I have a BS degree in Elementary Education and do freelance writing from time to time.

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