Who wants to give up ketchup? Not me, even though regular ketchup is a sugar bomb. So, I want to give a shoutout to a great new product, Heinz Sweetened With Honey Reduced Sugar Ketchup.
A mere tablespoon of traditional Heinz Tomato Ketchup contains 5 carbs and 4 grams of sugar – the sugar being in the form of unhealthy high fructose corn syrup. A tablespoon doesn’t go far in dressing a pile of naked oven baked fries.
The new, sugar- and sodium-reduced version tastes at least as good as Heinz regular tomato ketchup. That’s key for my philosophy of enjoying a lower carb lifestyle – making food substitutions that don’t make me feel sorry for myself.
The Heinz Sweetened With Honey version in no way tastes “healthier” than the regular Heinz, but the nutrition stats are better. It contains 3 carbs and 3 grams of sugar per level tablespoon. It also contains no high fructose corn syrup and has 135 milligrams of sodium. Heinz regular ketchup contains high fructose corn sugar and 160 milligrams of sodium per tablespoon.
Heinz Sweetened With Honey ketchup has a less sugary taste, but the strong honey undertones make it plenty sweet. My husband, who doesn’t have to worry much about carbs, really liked it. Probably it won’t appeal to people who dislike honey.
I paid $3.50 for a 31 ounce bottle, enough for piles of baked fries, burgers and veggie burgers.
Note: While the above may read like a sponsored post given my enthusiasm, it is not.