This range is described by Heinz as "rich, thick & full of flavour". The consistency of these sauces is a lot thicker than standard sauces, making it perfect for spooning out. The colour is darker too, with flecks of the herbs visible. The Heinz Tomato Ketchup Balsamic Vinegar, Basil & Oregano has the instantly recognisable sweet and tangy Heinz Tomato Ketchup flavour but with added depth from the balsamic vinegar. The basil and oregano give it a rich Italian flavour which would make this a perfect addition to many Italian meals.
The depth of flavour means that this is not only good as a side sauce to meals, but would also be great to use in pasta sauces or pizza bases to give an extra boost of flavour and sweetness.
The Heinz Tomato Ketchup Roasted Garlic, Thyme & Honey is delicious too. The tomato ketchup flavour dominates at first but is instantly followed by the rich taste of the added garlic and thyme. The honey flavour follows at the end leaving a lingering sweetness. None of the flavours are overpowering, but they add an extra dimension to the thicker sauce.
The labels says that these sauces are excellent with beef, chicken and fish but however you currently like to enjoy your ketchup then just substitute it with this spoonable version; I can tell you right now that they taste amazing with chips and on a burger! I'm sure that these sauces, with their glass jars, will appeal to people who shudder at the thought of a plastic bottle at the dinner table. It's not a problem that bothers me, the more condiments the better is always my motto, but even I have to admit that these jars would look nicer at a gathering.
The Heinz Spoonable Tomato Ketchup 300g jars normally cost £1.79 but they are currently on offer at Tesco for £1 so it's time to stock up!