Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Osem's Pizza Ketchup

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Osem has a new Ketchup on the market. This new Ketchup is a "Pizza Ketchup"; it's Osem's ketchup with added pizza-sauce spices, so you easily prepare your own "pizza" at home

The new Osem Ketchup is in a squeeze bottle, just like their regular ketchup, they actually look almost identical, you can tell them apart by the photo. On this new ketchup there is a picture of a pizza pie

I'm not a huge fan of Osem's Ketchup; truth is I don’t use ketchup that often to start with. I was really disappointed when I realized that Heinz Ketchup was not Kosher for Passover, here in Israel. Considering how many french-fries we eat on Passover I really wanted decent ketchup but I had no choice other than Osem's Ketchup. I really didn’t enjoy their ketchup and ended up eating most of my fries without any ketchup at all

When I saw this new "Pizza Ketchup" I wanted to give it a try and see if it's an improvement over their regular product. When I tried the "Pizza Ketchup" as a dip for french-fries I did not enjoy it. It tasted too much like the original Osem Ketchup that I don't like and, in my opinion, the added spices were not the right flavor for french-fries. That should not have surprised me, it's not intended to be a dip for french-fries 

So I used it for its intended purpose and made pizza. I found the squeeze bottle to be very convenient when I was preparing my "pita pizza", as per the directions on the back of the bottle. I liked that I had more control over how much sauce I was adding and it was much neater than the other bottled pizza sauces I've tried in the past 

I found that the consistency of this "pizza ketchup" was too thick for my liking, actually much thicker than other store bought pizza sauces. I added some shredded mozzarella cheese and put it in the oven

The end result was tasty enough, granted it was nothing even close to real pizza. It was a glorified grilled cheese on a fresh, crispy toasted pita with delicious, shredded mozzarella cheese and bad pizza spiced ketchup

Osem's Pizza Ketchup is made of all natural ingredients; it has no preservatives or food coloring

Bottom Line: This new Pizza Ketchup is exactly what it claims to be, it's Osem's Ketchup with added pizza spices. Considering I don't like the taste of Osem's Ketchup It wasn't surprising that I didn’t like the taste of this new Pizza Ketchup either. I know there are many kids that love Osem's Ketchup and I think they are likely to enjoy this new version on pita with melted cheese but it's far from anything I consider pizza sauce

750gram bottle -11.99 NIS 

 Kosher Parve Badatz

Disclaimer: All items were purchased by me. No one is paying me for this review. All opinions are my own


  1. I actually have a (very, very slight) preference for Osem ketchup over Heinz ketchup, but we usually just get whichever one is on sale.

  2. Hi Mrs. S.

    "I actually have a (very, very slight) preference for Osem ketchup over Heinz"

    Cool, a few friends have told me in the past that they and their kids also slightly prefer Osem's, so if you happen to try the Pizza version let me know what you think of it. Thanks :)

  3. Just combing through your archive and found this. My daughters prefer Osem (they call it "sweet ketchup") and my husband and I prefer Heinz. So we keep both in the fridge. Now we have this Pizza one also, on my daughter's insistence. Of course, she doesn't like it. :)

  4. Hi Abbi
    "sweet ketchup" I like that, good way to describe it ... bummer you bought it and they didn't like the pizza one. I guess they don't like their pizza sauce to be sweet.

  5. i love osem ketchup and the pizza one isnt bad. it now comes in a darker bottle so ppl dont mix it up w/the reg.

    1. Yeah I noticed the new bottle and though it was a smart move, they must have had some complaints about that so they changed the bottle.
      Glad you like the Osem Ketchups