With grocery shopping bills on the rise and more and more of us swapping to cheaper supermarket brands, I’ve been comparing various products to see if it’s worth the swap and if big-name brands are any better nutritionally when compared to the cheaper version.
In this article, I’ll be comparing Aldi brand Ketchup (Bramwells) head-to-head against big brand favorite Heinz to discover the actual difference between ingredients, nutrition, and cost.
Find out the winner of the most categories later in this article (you might be surprised!) and take part in our poll to tell us which ketchup you prefer.
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When we compare the ingredients of the two ketchup varieties, it’s clear that they’re both relatively similar with the same amount of tomato per 100g of ketchup and the same key ingredients, including vinegar, sugar, salt, and spices.
Each brand uses its own unique brand of herbs, spices, and natural flavorings, which give each ketchup its unique taste.
|Aldi Tomato Ketchup Ingredients||Heinz Tomato Ketchup Ingredients|
|Tomatoes (53%), Spirit Vinegar, Sugar, Salt, Spices, Natural Flavourings. (Made with 148g of tomatoes per 100g of ketchup).||Tomatoes (148g per 100g Tomato Ketchup), Spirit Vinegar, Sugar, Salt, Spice and Herb Extracts (contain Celery), Spice|
Aldi Ketchup Vs. Heinz Nutritional Comparison
We’ll now look at the nutritional comparison for each ketchup; for clarification, I’ll be comparing Aldi Brand Bramwells tomato ketchup against Original Heinz Ketchup.
The comparison will be per weight of each ketchup to keep things fair and accurate.
Best for Calorie Content
Starting with the calorie comparison, as you can see from the chart below, both brands of ketchup are similar, but Heinz wins the category as it contains 2kcal less per serving when compared to Aldi ketchup.
|Ketchup Type||Calories Per 100g||Calories Per 15g Serving|
|Aldi Tomato Ketchup||110kcal||17kcal|
|Heinz Tomato Ketchup||102kcal||15kcal|
Best for Carbohydrate Content
When it comes to carbohydrates, both ketchup brands are almost identical, with Aldi ketchup containing slightly more per 100g; however, this is a nominal amount.
|Ketchup Type||Carbohydrates Per 100g||Carbohydrates Per 15g Serving|
|Aldi Tomato Ketchup||23.6g||3.5g|
|Heinz Tomato Ketchup||23.2g||3.5g|
Best for Sugar Content
Tomato ketchup is known for being a high sugar product, and both brands are very similar when it comes to sugar content.
Aldi ketchup is slightly lower in sugar per serving at 0.1g less per 15g of ketchup again, this is a nominal amount, and there is little difference between the two.
|Ketchup Type||Sugars Per 100g||Sugars Per 15g Serving|
|Aldi Tomato Ketchup||22.3g||3.3g|
|Heinz Tomato Ketchup||22.8g||3.4g|
Best for Protein Content
Neither ketchup is particularly high in protein, but if this is a consideration for you, Aldi ketchup is slightly higher in protein per 100g, but this is a tiny difference, and they’re basically the same per serving.
|Ketchup Type||Protein Per 100g||Protein Per 15g Serving|
|Aldi Tomato Ketchup||1.4g||0.2g|
|Heinz Tomato Ketchup||1.2g||0.2g|
Best for Fat Content
Both kinds of ketchup are very low in fat, and each brand has reported the fat content differently, and it’s difficult to know if one is better than the other, so when it comes to fat content, Aldi ketchup and Heinz are both winners.
|Ketchup Type||Fat Per 15g Serving||Saturated Fat per 15g Serving|
|Aldi Tomato Ketchup||<0.5g||<0.1g|
|Heinz Tomato Ketchup||Trace||Trace|
Best for Fiber Content
Ketchup isn’t a high fiber food product, and although Aldi ketchup contains a tiny amount per serving, there’s no data for Heinz ketchup, so we can’t judge a winner of this category.
|Ketchup Type||Dietary Fibre Per 100g||Dietary Fibre per 15g Serving|
|Aldi Tomato Ketchup||2.3g||0.3g|
|Heinz Tomato Ketchup||No data||No data|
Best for Sodium/Salt Content
Salt is added to tomato ketchup to enhance the flavor, so it doesn’t taste bland; both Aldi and Heinz ketchup contain similar amounts of salt per serving, but between the two, Heinz ketchup has slightly more.
|Ketchup Type||Sodium/Salt Per 100g||Sodium/Salt per 15g Serving|
|Aldi Tomato Ketchup||1.6g||0.24g|
|Heinz Tomato Ketchup||1.8g||0.3g|
Best for Flavor/Texture
Each brand of ketchup has a different flavor because of the different blends of herbs and spices used to give them a unique taste.
In our house, we like the flavor of the spices in Aldi ketchup, although it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.
So to get an impartial opinion of which is the best for flavor, we need to run a poll to find out which brand you like best.
Please, vote in the poll below to tell future readers and us which ketchup you prefer, and once you vote, the winner so far will be revealed (no personal information is required).
Best for Price
When it comes to price, unsurprisingly, Aldi tomato ketchup costs less than Heinz when you compare them weight-for-weight.
At the time of writing this article, a 560g bottle of Aldi Bramwells ketchup costs 62p, which is 11p per 100g of product compared to Heinz ketchup which costs an average of £2.30 for a 460g bottle, which is 50p per 100g.
Based on this information, you can buy nearly four bottles of Aldi ketchup for the same price as a smaller bottle of Heinz ketchup.
All categories are now compared, and the winner of the best ketchup for nutrition and cost between Aldi and Heinz is – Aldi Ketchup.
Both kinds of ketchup are very similar when it comes to ingredients and have the same tomato content per weight, but Aldi just wins it by being slightly better for sugar, protein, and salt content as well as being much lower in cost.
It’s worth noting that this was a very close contest, and it really comes down to which one you like the taste of the most.
If you like Aldi ketchup and you’re looking to reduce your shopping bills, then it’s definitely worth the money-saving switch.
|Comparison Category||Winner (Aldi Ketchup or Heinz)|
|Best for Calorie Content||Heinz Tomato Ketchup|
|Best for Carbohydrate Content||Heinz Tomato Ketchup (nominal difference)|
|Best for Sugar Content||Aldi Tomato Ketchup|
|Best for Protein Content||Aldi Tomato Ketchup|
|Best for Fat Content||Joint Winners|
|Best for Fiber Content||Incomplete data|
|Best for Salt Content||Aldi Tomato Ketchup|
|Best for Price||Aldi Tomato Ketchup|
|Overall Winner For Nutrition & Cost||Aldi Tomato Ketchup|
I hope this article has helped you to find the information you were looking for; you might also find the following articles helpful too:
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References Used for this Article
To ensure the nutritional information used in this article is accurate, I have used data from pack information and using the source links below:
Aldi (Bramwells) Tomato Ketchup Manufacturer Nutritional Information