Product Type: Asda Sauces / Soups
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Like a squished Tomato.
Asda Tomato Ketchup
Member Name: bumblebee11
Asda Tomato Ketchup
Date: 05/09/11, updated on 06/09/11 (40 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, nice tangy flavour,
Disadvantages: But runny.
Much to my mam's annoyance my saving money quest stumbles on, so on my weekly shop I had my eyes out for more bargains and compromises and it was when I spotted this bottle of tomato ketchup at 62p for 340g I instantly grabbed it from the shelf and popped it in the trolley to which my mam was not a happy bunny insisting on a bottle of heinz ketchup instead.
After a near bust up in the sauce aisle I finally got my way to at least give it a try on the understanding that if we didn't like it we go back to heinz and never try it ever again, seemed like a fair deal.
The bottle I purchased is very different from the one pictured above. It comes in a thick glass bottle with a rather thick neck and a white screw lid that was quite easy to remove. The label on the front was a deep red that to me was quite eye catching and warm above in a black strip the asda logo with the chosen by you and underneath it simply reads tomato ketchup complete with a rather lonely looking shiny tomato below that. The label gives it a more expensive look than it actually is and I didn't feel embarrassed picking it up and putting it in my trolley.
The Taste Test~~~~~~
Now what better way to test out tomato ketchup than with a couple of giant hot dogs complete with onions. Opening the bottle after giving it a good shake I noticed the smell was very tangy and strong but not overpowering but when I poured it out it was very runny and I almost drown my hot dogs in the sauce although it did have a nice consistency to it when it was out of the bottle.
The actual taste was again tangy but sweet and it was quite nice, no heinz but tasty none the less and it didn't make me screw my face up in disgust, I have to say as well even my mam enjoyed it after the initial turn of her nose she relented.
Also as a plus side there was no stray sauce down the side of the bottle that normally solidifies and goes yuck and the lid was easily put back on with no stickiness, on a plus side I've used half a bottle already and I only bought it on friday. I cannot really find a bad word to say about it and I don't see any downsides to the product apart from it's a bit runny.
The Final Word~~~~~~
Like I said it's no heinz but it's a good alternative when the need is there, I would definately recommend it as a bit of a change and I'm going to be buying another bottle when this one runs out, it also goes great with vegetarian chicken nuggets.
Contains Milk, but suitable for vegetarians.
Summary: Nice change from the norm
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