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Heinz Special Blend Tomato Sauce

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Manufacturer: Heinz / Type: Condiments

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      15.07.2009 10:41
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      Packaging:

      The sauce comes in a clear glass bottle with a silver screw top. There's a paper label on the front which reaches around 2/3 of the bottle. This states that it is:- "Heinz Special Blend Tomato Sauce with a dozen plump tomatoes, white wine, vinegar & spices"

      We're also advised to:- Shake before you pour. Refrigerate after opening & eat within 4 weeks

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      Ingredients: Tomatoes (295g per 100g), sugar, white wine vinegar, concentrated lemon juice, demerera sugar, sea salt, concentrated onion juicem cayenne pepper, garlic, spices, vegatable oil.


      Nutritional Information per 100g

      Energy kJ: 657kJ
      kcal: 154kcal
      Protein: 2.4g
      Carbohydrate: 35.7g
      of which sugars: 35.5g
      Fat: 0.2g
      (of which saturates): Trace
      Fibre: 1.5g
      Sodium: 0.8g
      Salt equivalent: 2.1g

      Allergy information: May contain egg, mustard


      Taste:

      The first thing you notice about this is that it's much thicker than your standard run-of-the-mill tomato sauce. In terms of consistency I'd say that it's closer to tomato puree than standard tomato sauce. This tastes much more 'tomatoey' than any other sauce I've tasted. It has a slight edge & a slight aftertaste to it presumably from the mixture of onion, lemon, spices, garlic etc, but none of these is a particularly dominant taste. Heinz seems to have blended the ingredients together with the tomato to provide the slightly "zingy" edge without making the edge so overpowering that it's likely to alienate potential groups of purchasers. So, it's hasn't got a strong garlic aftertaste or a strong onion aftertaste etc. Overall this sauce tastes incredibly more-ish, but then, I love tomato based things anyway so it was already fairly certain that I was going to love this!


      Price:

      At the time of writing I paid 99p for a bottle of this from my local shop.


      Opinion:
      This is the best tomato sauce I've ever tasted although, from a dietary point of view it is a lot higher in sugar than Heinz standard tomato sauce (33.5% here as opposed to 23.7% for standard Heinz.) The fat content in slightly higher (0.2% here as opposed to 0.1% for the standard sauce) but, on the other hand this sauce does better for fibre (1.5% as opposed to 0.7%) than the standard sauce. There's also less salt in this version 2.1%, compared the the standard Heinz tomato sauce with has 3.1% salt. So, all in all, if you're trying to limit your sugar intake on all fronts you should perhaps avoid this sauce as well. If however, you're concerned about salt in food, sauces etc then this sauce is better for you that the standard Heinz tomato.

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