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Reviewing The Ketchup Kings: Top 5 Ketchups!

I am die hard spice fan, and Mitchell’s Ketchup is just the right kind of spice hit. With its spicy and not-so-tangy taste, this, for sure, is my go-to fries partner.

Written By asawal.maqbool


Updated Dec 07, 2022

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My cousin – a forever ketchup lover, defends himself by saying that he has not met anyone who does not like ketchup. And well, without a doubt, my cousin is drenched in his love for ketchup cause I honestly have not met anyone who loves ketchup to the point where you can eat biryani with ketchup.

The debate of the best sauces between my cousin and I had no settling point until our ordered fries came to the table, and we reached for ketchup and laughed upon a sudden realization.

Do you love the taste of ketchup on your fries, burgers, and samosas? Well, you’re not alone. In fact, ketchup is one of the most popular condiments in the world. But what makes it so special?

For starters, ketchup is incredibly versatile. It can be used on just about anything – from starters to the main course. Plus, it’s everyone’s favorite. No matter what is on your plate chances are that a little ketchup will make it even better.

So, why not add some ketchup to your next meal?

Our Top 5 Picks

The Fan Favorite: Shangrila Ketchup


  • Has preservatives
  • Comes in a non-biodegradable packaging

Shangrila Ketchup is made from fresh, ripe red tomatoes. I like that they understand their consumers and have introduced multiple packaging, from 10 grams to 5 kilograms, to cater to all class groups. Not known by many, Shangrila ketchup is gluten-free and made with only fresh herbs, making it my favorite choice to pair up with my fries.

Serving Size: 1 spoon/16g | Calories: 20 | Carbs: 5g | Sugar Proteins: 0 | Sodium: 100mg

The Spicy-Gang: Mitchell’s Ketchup


  • High sodium content
  • Has food colors

Mitchell’s Ketchup is spicy yet tangy, making it a perfect choice for people who like a bit of spice in everything. Whenever I am in the mood for some spicy hit with my snacks, Mitchell’s is my favorite pick

Serving Size: 1 spoon/17g | Calories: 30 | Carbs: 7g | Proteins: 0 | Sodium: 153 mg

The Real Bet: Knorr Ketchup


  • Has more sodium content
  • Not available in different packaging options

This ketchup is super thick and rich, with an intense tomato flavor that takes my taste buds on a delicious journey. And it makes me happy that with up to 65 tomatoes in every 4 kg bottle, I am getting a ton of tomato goodness in every squeeze.

Serving Size: 1 spoon/15g | Calories: 22 | Carbs: 5g | Proteins: 0 | Sodium: 110mg

The kid’s favorite: National Ketchup


  • Has no gluten information
  • Has a lot of preservatives

With its perfect balance of sweetness and acidity, National ketchup pairs perfectly with all my favorite foods. Plus, its rich and thick texture means it clings to my food – perfect for those juicy burgers or fries.

Serving Size: 1 spoon/28g | Calories:27 | Carbs: 7g | Proteins: 0 | Sodium: 125mg

The Thick-Gang: Dipitt Ketchup


  • Overwhelming tangy flavor

Dipitt Ketchup has a thicker consistency than many locally available ketchups. I personally feel that it is more towards the tangy side, and me being a spice lover, would have a hard time having it with my snacks.

Serving Size: 1 spoon/15g | Calories: 20 | Carbs: 5 g Proteins: 0 | Sodium: no information

Before Making a Purchasing Decision


Most listed ketchups in my list range from 90 Rs to 110 Rs for 250 grams. However, I would definitely be open to paying a little more for the ease of the bottle.

Ease of Pouring

Pouring Ketchup out is a task, excruciating most of the time. Ketchups come in glass bottles, pouches, and plastic bottles. I prefer pouches at home, but if I am traveling, plastic bottles come in handy.

The flavor

I am a fan of everything spicy, so I would definitely be more inclined towards spicy ketchups available in the market. The other flavors are sweet and tangy, which might influence your decision-making.


Where do I store my Ketchup?

I store my ketchup in the fridge for a longer shelf-life after opening it once, and I try to use it within six months, keeping in account the expiry date of the bottle.

Do tomato ketchup and sauce taste the same?

No, it does not taste the same. According to Heinz, the critical difference between ketchup and tomato sauce lies in the quantity of tomatoes used. Ketchup supposedly contains more tomato, in some instances, it also contains tomato paste, so it is thicker and richer than its tomato sauce counterpart.

What is the origin of Ketchup?

Ketchup originated in China and was used as a fish sauce in early times.

At A Glance

Shangrila Ketchup


Mitchell’s Ketchup


Knorr Ketchup


National Ketchup


Dipitt Ketchup