Some things just taste better with ketchup. Burgers. Hot dogs. French fries. Tator tots. Or, if you’re my kids, scrambled eggs. You can buy ketchup from a lot of different places, including traditional large inventory grocery stores, small inventory stores such as Aldi, and even dollar stores. Family Dollar sells its own ketchup under its Chestnut Hill private label.
Chestnut Hill Tomato Ketchup cost $1.25 for a 24-ounce bottle at the time of publication.
The bottle states this is “great on burgers and hotdogs!”
This is a product of Midwood Brands LLC, which is the company behind Family Dollar private label products.
Ingredients are tomato concentrate, high fructose corn syrup, distilled vinegar, corn syrup, salt, and less than 2% spice, onion powder, and natural flavors.
In terms of ingredients, this isn’t the greatest ketchup, although it’s not all that different from a lot of standard ketchups on the market. You can find affordable ketchups that have some better quality ingredients and don’t include high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, vague “spice,” and natural flavors. Natural flavors, by the way, really aren’t natural.
If you want ketchup with more simple, identifiable ingredients, I like the Simply Nature Organic Tomato Ketchup that Aldi sells year round, and it’s sweetened with sugar rather than high fructose corn syrup.
This Chestnut Hill Tomato Ketchup has about 40 one-tablespoon servings per bottle. One serving has 20 calories, no fat or cholesterol, 160 mg of sodium (7% DV), 5 grams of total carbohydrates (2% DV), and 4 grams of added sugars (8% DV).
In terms of taste, this ketchup is similar to most other brands we’ve tried. I served it alongside some Aldi seasoned fries, and my family thought it tasted fine. So while there might be healthier ketchups in other stores, if you’re in need of ketchup and Family Dollar is your nearest store, the ketchup here is all right.
Chestnut Hill Tomato Ketchup is among the private label food options at Family Dollar. It’s your standard store-bought ketchup — not really healthy, but it tastes fine. If you need ketchup for burgers, hot dogs, fries, or anything else, this will do the job.