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Sugar Free Sunday & Heinz Ketchup Sugar Face Off

Welcome to one of the sweetest weekly virtual potluck get-together ever! Yes indeed — it is Sugar Free Sunday! We host it every Sunday to exchange incredible sugar free recipes. Inspiration to start the week right? You bet!

Hello there Partner! Have you ever wondered what would happen if your food ever had a face off. Who would win if your salad dressing had a sugar showdown with your mustard? Well I do. I always wonder who would win.

Today’s competitor — Heinz Ketchup.

You all know Heinz Ketchup.. Quite the beloved in the United States. Generally found in the midst of crispy fries or spread thinly on top of a hamburger patty. Some call it tomato sauce. I prefer “ketchup”. Yes – Heinz Ketchup is a household name in America. So let’s put it up to the sugar challenge.

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WHO HAS MORE SUGAR CHALLENGE (gram for gram.. ounce for ounce)

Guess which one of these had more sugar. The answers are at the end of all the face offs:

Heinz Ketchup vs. Baskin Robin’s Vanilla Ice Cream

Heinz Ketchup vs. Coca-Cola

Heinz Ketchup vs. Starbuck’s Blueberry Scone

If you guessed Heinz Ketchup to have more sugar for all of the face off’s above – you win!!! Congratulations!!!!

If you didn’t guess Heinz Ketchup.. well Congratulations!! You are now aware. Please use this information wisely.

Heinz Ketchup vs. Baskin Robin’s Vanilla Ice Cream

Heinz Ketchup vs. Coca-Cola

Heinz Ketchup vs. Starbuck’s Blueberry Scone

(All nutritional data obtained from the manufacture’s website)

How do you participate in the virtual potluck?

  • Link your recipe post (NOT your homepage) if it does not use refined sugar. Your blog does not have to be entirely sugar free, just the dish you’re sharing!
  • Please link back to this get-together somewhere in your post’s text. It’s a great way to invite your readers to the fun!
  • Want to make something sweet without using refined sugar? Just check out all the ways to satisfy your sweet tooth without refined sugar here.
  • Your link doesn’t have to be to a sweet dish! We love to see your sugar free appetizers, entrees, soups, snacks — well — you get the idea!
  • Please don’t link to carnivals or giveaways. This is a party; bring a dish to share!
  • In the ‘Name’ field, please enter who you are and what you’re linking. For example Sonia would put: Bean Kale Pasta Soup [Sonia @ Flip Cookbook]
  • It’s not a party if no one chats! Please join the conversation by leaving a message in the comments section below. Also make sure you have the ‘Notify Me’ checkbox selected so that you can listen as well!
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We’re so excited to see what you’re cooking….. Sugar Free!

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8 Responses to Sugar Free Sunday & Heinz Ketchup Sugar Face Off

  1. Vicky says:

    I didn’t realise Heinz Ketchup would have more sugar than Coke! I shared my Spicy Lentils recipe today! Have a lovely week!

    • Raj says:

      I was pretty surprised as well! I had to redo my calculations a couple of times to make sure my math was right. 🙂 Great recipe btw – I’m a big fan of lentils!

  2. Jess says:

    I knew ketchup had added sugar in it, but this is disturbing! It just goes to show how carefully we need to know what is in our food.

    • Raj says:

      I agree. Did you know the original recipe for tomato ketchup didn’t have *any* sugar? We’ve become quite the sugar society in the last 50 years.

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  6. Joey says:

    While ketchup may contain more sugar in the long run, the comparisons weren’t exactly equal or fair. Yes, we can all eat 2-3 scoops of ice cream, even drink a can of coke with a meal, and we can definitely devour a pastry scone or 2 in one sitting. The problem is that no one in their right minds would drink an entire container of ketchup in a day as part of their regular regimen.

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