Monday, 3 November 2014

Lidl Vs Heinz Tomato Ketchup

Lidl and Heinz Tomato Ketchup
The first thing to compare is the ingredients. 

Heinz Tomato Ketchup: Tomatos, Spirit Vinegar, Sugar, Salt, Spice and Herb Extract

Lidl Kania Tomato Ketchup: Tomato Puree, Sugar, Spirit Vinegar, Salt, Spices. 

Heinz Ketchup has always distinguished itself from own brand competitors by having superior ingredients, it is clear that Lidl have replicated this and do not substitute in cheaper ingredients like Tesco do who use Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Modified Maize Starch and a Acidity Regulator in their Everyday Value Ketchup. 

Furthermore the Lidl Ketchup states that is has 170g of fresh tomatoes per 100ml or 86g of product. By contrast Heinz states their Ketchup has 148g of tomatoes per 100g - So Lidl's product has considerably more tomatoes in it. 

Next the taste test, of the four people who tried them both, three could not tell the difference and other one actually preferred Lidl.

Lastly price, this is where Lidl stood out as the clear winner in terms of value being just 69p for 560g, the same weight of Heinz product at Asda who are the cheapest is £1.23. 

So with the Lidl Ketchup being a near identical products (or slightly better) at a vastly lower price I would have to recommend the Lidl Kania Tomato Ketchup as better value than Heinz. Try for yourself and let me know if you agree. 

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