Veeba Truly Tomato Ketchup Review
The Truly Tomato Ketchup by Veeba does not have any added preservatives. Read our review to know if it’s tasty enough to add to your grocery list.
A bland batch of fries, when paired with ketchup, isn’t bland anymore. Fish fingers without tartar sauce seem incomplete. We know that condiments can instantly change the flavor of any dish! Tomato ketchup is the most common one around the world. Did you know that before tomatoes, mushrooms and anchovies were being used as key ingredients to make ketchup? Yikes! The tangy-sweet tomato-based ketchup we consume today came into being much later. With so many brands of ketchup in the market, how could we not try the one that claims to be preservative-free? We tried the Veeba Truly Tomato Ketchup for its taste and consistency. Here is what we found out.
Facts About Veeba Truly Tomato Ketchup
*As per information on the pack
- It has no added preservatives, synthetic colors or artificial flavors.
- Best before 12 months from date of manufacturing.
- 39.20 gram sugars per 100 grams of ketchup.
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#FirstImpression Of Veeba Truly Tomato Ketchup
Price and packaging – The Veeba Truly Tomato Ketchup comes in a clear glass bottle with a red and white label. A 1 kg pack of ketchup is priced at Rs 149/-.
Ingredients – Tomato paste (29%), water, sugar, liquid glucose, iodized salt, starch, acidity regulators, and spices, and condiments. This ketchup contains no added preservatives.
Aroma and consistency- The strong tangy tomato aroma is unmissable as soon as you open the bottle. The aroma reminds you of raw tomatoes, almost like when you puree them at home. The Veeba Truly Tomato Ketchup has a smooth and rich consistency. In some kinds of ketchup, the consistency can be too flowy or lumpy which can ruin the experience of eating ketchup in the first place. So getting the correct consistency is important.
Taste – According to a paper published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry by British celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal, the inner pulp (seeds) of tomatoes had more umami taste than the outer flesh of the tomatoes. Most of us have only grown up hearing about 4 basic flavors – sweet, salty, bitter, and sour, and we aren’t acquainted with the fifth one – the Umami flavor. Umami is often described as a savory flavor that is associated with meaty broths, found in foods high in amino acid glutamate like cheese, broths, and tomatoes.
The flavor of the ketchup is more sweet than tangy and the tomatoes taste fresh in this. The umami flavor that you get from tomato seeds – a mildly buttery, fruity flavor is clearly present, and this elevates the overall taste.
Overall, we really appreciated the fact that there are no added preservatives, synthetic food colors or flavors in this ketchup. If you are someone who would want to move away from the tried and tested brands and try out a new brand of ketchup, Veeba’s Truly Tomato Ketchup is surely worth the purchase.
Reviews of Veeba Tomato Ketchup by Mishry Mums
It is perfectly sweet, tangy with a unique umami flavour I want to give 4 mishrys out of 5.