Swapping out fresh tomatoes for sun dried, California-based Traina Foods has given America’s sweetheart of condiments a subtle makeover with a focus on elegance and intrigue. While the essential flavor framework (tomato, vinegar, onion, spices) remains the same, Traina’s overhaul on the sweet and glistening smooth diner/cookout accouterment yields a slightly more acidic bite and meatier mouthfeel than you’ll find in bottle of Heinz.
Worry not condiment conservatives -- even with a touch of atypical sophistication, this ketchup is more than apt to find herself on the usual stomping grounds. In fact, inching closer to a savory sauce, Traina’s Sun Dried Tomato Ketchup might just be the ticket to kicking Monday night meatloaf or next weekend’s burgers and brats up a notch.
And of course, if you were raised to believe that ketchup has a special place on the breakfast table, be sure to look for me at Waffle House… I’ll without-a-doubt have a bottle tucked in my purse and would be happy to lend a hash-brown-sized squirt.