Heinz Tomato Twizt Sauces Review – We Tried 2 Flavors (2022)
Devoid of added colors, flavors, and preservatives, Heinz Tomato Twizt Sauces are your everyday sweet-tasting, slightly tangy ketchup in a squeezy pouch.
Some dip fries in it, others slather some on burgers, and only the elite add dollops over their bowls of noodles- it’s ketchup we’re talking about.
Prepared with a ‘secret spice mix’, Heinz offers two new variants under its Twizt range. Our Heinz Tomato Twizt Sauces review covers all key details, our overall experience, and whether or not we recommend trying this.
What sets Heinz Ketchup apart from other commercial brands?
Our Review Factors
What were we looking for in our Heinz Tomato Twizt Sauces review? The characteristic sweet, tangy flavors, a rich and smooth consistency, an inviting aroma, and convenience in terms of packaging are parameters we based our review on.
Did the classic variant have a favorable balance of tangy and sweet flavors?
Were the spice levels different in the classic and chilli variants? Did the ingredients taste fresh? Natural or industrial and synthetic, how did the sauces taste?
Thick yet flowy or thin and watery? How is the consistency of these sauces.
3. Main Ingredients
Has the quality and quantity of tomatoes used been specified? How are the sauces sweetened? What is used to add the spice kick?
Are these ingredients natural or does it have added flavors?
4. Other Parameters
Here we gauged the price, packaging, and shelf life of Heinz sauces.
Heinz Tomato Twizt Sauce – Detailed Review
Before diving into individual detailed reviews, the following are some common factors that both variants of Heinz Tomato Twizt sauces share.
Both variants are offered in pouches that have a rescrewable lid. They have an eye-catching black and red graphic and on the front, it claims to be devoid of preservatives, colors, and flavors.
Price & Packaging
A 100-gram pouch is priced at Rs 22/-. It has a shelf life of 12 months.
Water, tomato paste (24%), sugar, dextrose, brewed vinegar, iodized salt, thickener (INS 422, INS 415), mixed spices (0.16%), yeast extract, onion powder, garlic powder, sweetener (INS 960), capsicum, oleoresin.
Allergen information states this contains nuts, soy, sulphite, celery, and mustard.
What is oleoresin?
Oleoresin is an oil-soluble extract derived from the fruit of capsicum. It is primarily used to add color or flavor to food items.
How we tried it
We tasted the ketchup as is and with a serving of Safal frozen french fries.
Taste & Consistency
This had a deep red hue with a thick but easily flowy consistency. It emitted an inviting tangy aroma and was smooth. There were no visible tomato chunks or peels, it had an even texture.
This was more sweet than tangy. The tanginess of tomatoes and vinegar was present but was not as prominent as the sweetness. We scanned the ingredient list and found that it used sugar, dextrose, and INS 960 (stevia) which may be the reason for the prominent sweetness.
On tasting the ketchup with fries, it primarily felt sweet.
Did you know? There is a science-backed reason why ketchup contains such large quantities of sugar. The sugar helps enhance the shelf life of ketchup as it extracts the moisture content from tomatoes. Additionally, vinegar also plays a role in enhancing the shelf life.
- Smooth and thick consistency, no lumps.
- Balanced salt seasoning.
- Easy to serve.
- Economically priced.
- It is devoid of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives.
- This is more sweet than tangy.
Sweet with a mild tangy flavor- if that’s how you like your ketchup- we’d recommend trying Heinz Tomato Twizt.
Price & Packaging
The packaging is fairly similar. A 200-gram tube is priced at Rs 55/-. This variant too has a shelf life of 12 months.
Water, tomato paste (19%), dextrose, sugar, brewed vinegar, iodized salt, thickener (INS 422, INS 415), chilli powder (1.2%), mixed spices (0.2%), garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, oleoresin, ginger oloeresin, sweetener (INS 960).
How we tried it
- Raw tasting
- With Safal frozen fries
Taste & Consistency
The consistency was fairly similar to the first variant. It was smooth, flowy, and thick. In terms of appearance, this was comparatively two shades darker like a deep blood red hue. It also had some tiny white particles that were unidentifiable. This had a fresh and natural tomato-chili aroma.
Taste-wise, the balance of sweeteners and salt was favorable. Just like the above variant, the tanginess coming from vinegar was partially masked. We could taste some garlicky warmth. However, the spice was negligible when paired with fries.
- Convenient packaging.
- Remarkable consistency.
- A decently priced condiment.
- We like how it is devoid of preservatives, colors, or artificial flavors.
- The spice level was quite low.
- The tang was masked up by sweetness.
Looking for primarily sweet tomato ketchup with a mild garlicky warmth? Heinz Tomato Twizt Chilli could be a decent choice. For those looking for a bold chilli kick, this is not the one for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Heinz Tomato Twizt sauces.
Ketchups, in general, are not categorised as healthy. This contains three sweeteners which is why moderate consumption is recommended.
Yes, it is best to store these sauces under refrigeration.
Definitely, the sauces would make for a nice addition to your tomato base.
That said, you’ll need to add some more seasoning for authentic Italian flavors.
No, these are devoid of artificial preservatives.
Yes, both variants of Heinz Tomato Twizt are vegetarian.
Easy to pour, easier to relish- Heinz Tomato Twizt sauces are fresh-tasting, aromatic, and free of artificial colors, preservatives, and flavors. While the classic variant was primarily sweet and slightly tangy, the Chilli variant was high on sugar followed by an acidic tang, a mild garlicky warmth, and an extremely mild chilli flavor.
Classic or Chilli, which one would you go for?