Heinz Tomato Ketchup Squeezy 570g £1.19 @ Lidl
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Heinz Tomato Ketchup Squeezy 570g £1.19 @ Lidl

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Found 3rd Aug 2013
I saw these in Lidl today. Seems to be the best price around at the moment for this size.




Thanks to Stonewall for spotting the 2nd deliberate error. It was late/early is my excuse!

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Slightly Expensive at 31.19.....be careful of that 3 Key arf!!

Original Poster

theposter

Slightly Expensive at 31.19.....be careful of that 3 Key arf!!



Oopsy! Long day - should stop now X) Thanks for the spot.

Why would you buy Heinz when the Aldi and Lidl versions are half the price, taste just as good, if not better, and actually contain more tomatoes.

Newbold

Why would you buy Heinz when the Aldi and Lidl versions are half the … Why would you buy Heinz when the Aldi and Lidl versions are half the price, taste just as good, if not better, and actually contain more tomatoes.



Maybe because the Aldi version does not contain more tomatoes, has a very strange, jelly like consistency that doesn't allow it to be used as a dip very well, and tastes, well, that is a matter of personal opinion.

ceres

I saw these in Lidl today - the website description says 500g but I … I saw these in Lidl today - the website description says 500g but I picked up the bottle and they're 570g so I think it's still clearing the old sizes.



I think they've just got their units mixed up.

It's a 500ml bottle which is, as you say, is 570g

stonewall

Maybe because the Aldi version does not contain more tomatoes.........



Heinz: 132g tomatoes per 100g ketchup
Aldi: 189g tomatoes per 100g ketchup

Check the labels.

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Newbold

Heinz: 132g tomatoes per 100g ketchupAldi: 189g tomatoes per 100g … Heinz: 132g tomatoes per 100g ketchupAldi: 189g tomatoes per 100g ketchupCheck the labels.



Maybe that's why the Aldi one doesn't taste nice. People buy what they like the taste of, if you like the Aldi one great. Others don't. It comes down to personal preference and we're all entitled to out own - right?

I agree with others that the Aldi ketchup isn't great but the Lidl one is pretty decent. Heat for this deal though, best price around at the moment for Heinz.

2 for £3 and half a petrol voucher in Tesco's !

Good price, heat added.

Newbold

Heinz: 132g tomatoes per 100g ketchupAldi: 189g tomatoes per 100g … Heinz: 132g tomatoes per 100g ketchupAldi: 189g tomatoes per 100g ketchupCheck the labels.



you know whats even cheaper, a jar of tomatoes and a blender

ceres

Maybe that's why the Aldi one doesn't taste nice. People buy what they … Maybe that's why the Aldi one doesn't taste nice. People buy what they like the taste of, if you like the Aldi one great. Others don't. It comes down to personal preference and we're all entitled to out own - right?



Absolutely right. And (loth though I am to quote from the Daily Mail) taste tests done by Which? showed that people weren't that keen on the Aldi ketchup - but they were even less keen on Heinz!

dailymail.co.uk/new…tml

I find all kinds of ketchup to be more than fine personally, yeah Heinz is definitely the best but when you can get the same amount of budget stuff for like 27p which tastes nearly as nice, no brainer.

That said, decent deal for those who aren't fans of the budget ketchup.

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Newbold

Absolutely right. And (loth though I am to quote from the Daily Mail) … Absolutely right. And (loth though I am to quote from the Daily Mail) taste tests done by Which? showed that people weren't that keen on the Aldi ketchup - but they were even less keen on Heinz!http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1387285/Red-faced-Heinz-ketchup-comes-BOTTOM-taste-tests.html



That report is over two years old - I imagine things have moved on a bit since then.

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Trebor_omatic

I find all kinds of ketchup to be more than fine personally, yeah Heinz … I find all kinds of ketchup to be more than fine personally, yeah Heinz is definitely the best but when you can get the same amount of budget stuff for like 27p which tastes nearly as nice, no brainer.That said, decent deal for those who aren't fans of the budget ketchup.



Agreed. I'm more than happy with own label brands for most things but there are three items I won't buy - tomato ketchup, baked beans and tea bags. Tried various different ones and just can't get on with them.

Banned

heat

I'm usually an Aldi/Lidl convert but their Ketchup is foul..

Newbold

Heinz: 132g tomatoes per 100g ketchupAldi: 189g tomatoes per 100g … Heinz: 132g tomatoes per 100g ketchupAldi: 189g tomatoes per 100g ketchupCheck the labels.



Checked. Here is the label from the Aldi (Bramwells) stuff

http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/5799/1ea2.jpg
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/3922/dxjv.jpg

Maybe you should check out Specsavers!

EveshamLad

Checked. Here is the label from the Aldi (Bramwells) stuffMaybe you … Checked. Here is the label from the Aldi (Bramwells) stuffMaybe you should check out Specsavers!



And here's an undoctored real Aldi (Bramwells) label (current stock):

http://s1127.photobucket.com/user/treedamage/media/Aldi/P1000090_zpsb417cbaa.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l634/treedamage/Aldi/P1000090_zpsb417cbaa.jpg[/URL][/img]

Exactly as I said - 189g tomatoes per 100g ketchup.

No, I think you'll find you are looking at an old bottle

See here, a post from 2011 saying it had 189g back then
http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=43248464&postcount=13

However the bottle I have shown that clearly has a completely different label layout is from a recent bottle. BBE 25.03.2014 on cap.
But I'm sure readers can check for themselves in store before they reject buying this crap.

Notice, also the same ingredients list in that post from 2 years ago as your image.

Now look at the ingredients on my bottle

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/1391/ccqb.jpg

Note that Spirit Vinegar now comes before Sugar

If that really is your nearly full bottle, I suggest you bin it now! Certainly don't eat that old,stuff

EveshamLad

No, I think you'll find you are looking at an old bottleSee here, a post … No, I think you'll find you are looking at an old bottleSee here, a post from 2011 saying it had 189g back thenhttp://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=43248464&postcount=13However the bottle I have shown that clearly has a completely different label layout is from a recent bottle. BBE 25.03.2014 on cap.But I'm sure readers can check for themselves in store before they reject buying this crap.



Reject buying this crap, did you say? Is that the crap with more tomatoes, less sugar and more salt than Heinz, then? Get real, man.

Nutrient Per 100g (Heinz) (Aldi)
Energy 440kJ/103kcal 409kJ/96kcal
Protein 0.9g 1.9g
Carbohydrate 24.1g 21.3g
(Of which sugars) (23.7g) (20.6g)
Fat 0.1g 0.4g
(Of which saturates) (Trace) 0.2g
Fibre 0.7g <0.5g
Sodium 0.9g 0.85g
Salt Equivalent 2.2grams 2.13g

Tomatoes
per 100g Ketchup 132g 189g

And by the way, the label posted above was from a pack with a BB 13 April 2014 date on it. The label from a pack with a date a year earlier is identical in every way.

As with many of their products, the Aldi brand is superior to the brand leader (their high juice blackcurrant is infinitely superior to Ribena at a fraction of the price). If you don't like that, fine - your loss.

Puzzled as to your labels, though. Wondering if they're just photoshopped, or whether there are counterfeit Aldi products in your area. The figures above are certainly the correct ones - I've no idea where you got yours from!

WTF? You think I photoshopped a complete label redesign???

As I said, the label on your bottle is from about 2 years ago, evidenced by the link I gave earlier. The label I show reflects current stock.
Peeps are welcome to check their local Aldi and see what's on the shelf in their store.

EveshamLad

WTF? You think I photoshopped a complete label redesign???As I said, the … WTF? You think I photoshopped a complete label redesign???As I said, the label on your bottle is from about 2 years ago, evidenced by the link I gave earlier. The label I show reflects current stock.Peeps are welcome to check their local Aldi and see what's on the shelf in their store.



OK - let's just leave it at that, then. I'm not going to waste any more time on it, except to confirm that the label on my bottle is not from about 2 years ago, as you put it, but from a bottle bought in the last month with an April 2014 BB, as I said. The link you posted just confirms that the product is as full of tomatoes today as it was then - it's not changed.

You stick to the overpriced Heinz, and I'll stick to Aldi because it contains more tomatoes and less sugar, at a fraction of the price.

Original Poster

Newbold

As with many of their products, the Aldi brand is superior to the brand … As with many of their products, the Aldi brand is superior to the brand leader (their high juice blackcurrant is infinitely superior to Ribena at a fraction of the price). If you don't like that, fine - your loss.



Superior is in the eye of the beholder. I can assure you that when I buy ketchup, I'm not remotely interested in how many tomatoes it has. Ketchup isn't something that's a major component in my diet so if the brand I prefer the taste of has got a tiny bit more salt or sugar than the next brand, is that going to make me change my preference? No. Please allow the non-Aldi accolytes the courtesy of making our own choices.
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