After a blind taste test of 20 ketchup brands, we found one we would eat on just about anything- plus four other worthy choices
According to the folks at the Eighth World Tomato Congress held in Toronto , Canada , approximately 35.8 million tons of ketchup were consumed worldwide in 2008. An Epicurious taste test designed to find the best brand of this wildly popular condiment yielded surprising results.
In our search for a favorite, we knew we wanted a smooth and full-bodied ketchup (to delicately embrace fries) but not an overly viscous one. It also must have a good balance of sweet, sour, and salty flavors. To find this ideal ketchup, we tasted 20 different varieties, all available at supermarkets or online. The products included those marketed as organic, kosher, no-salt, reduced-sugar, 1-carb, sugar-/calorie-free, unsweetened, and/or sweetened with agave. Yes, we included the top two brand-name sellers, Heinz and Hunt's, as well as lesser-known and private labelRead More »from Taste Test: Which Ketchup Came Out On Top?