QUICK REVIEW: Heinz Mayochup

Heinz Mayochup

What is Heinz Mayochup?

Initially only available in the Middle East, this mayonnaise-ketchup hybrid has finally come to the States.

Are you familiar with fry sauce, fancy sauce, Zax Sauce, or even mayoketchup? Great, because this is basically the same stuff as all of those, sold in a no-mess squeeze bottle!

How is it?

If I had to guess, I’d say mayonnaise and ketchup are probably America’s two most beloved condiments, and people have been combining the two for ages. At the very least, I can say this having come from a family that’s always enjoyed a combination of the two spread onto saltine crackers.

Considering Heinz’s position as the purveyor of America’s best-selling ketchup, I don’t think it’s any surprise that its Mayochup is anything other than pretty awesome. Sweet, salty, tangy, and just a bit sour from the vinegar, it takes everything that’s great about Heinz’s ketchup and marries it together with the velvety texture that characterizes a quality mayonnaise.

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Given how versatile mayonnaise and ketchup are on their own, I can see using this as an all-purpose condiment. It’s excellent squirted on fries, spread onto crackers, and smeared on sandwiches, among other things. Better yet, it saves you the trouble of having to drag both condiments out of the fridge when your food needs a flavor boost!

Is there anything else I need to know?

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Mayo-based sauces tend to be a little on the viscous side, but this stuff is super thick! As in, thick enough to hold its shape thick. It’s great on bread and stuff, but might be a little hard to scoop up like a dip without causing whatever you’re dipping in it to break or bend.

Conclusion:

Even if you’re part of the population that’s never enjoyed a ketchup/mayo combo in any of its many interpretations, Heinz’s Mayochup definitely deserves a spot in your fridge. Once it’s there, you’re going to find yourself reaching for it more often than you think. Trust me.

Purchased Price: $3.99
Size: 16.5 oz. bottle
Purchased at: Kroger
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (2 tablespoons) 160 calories, 16 grams of fat, 2.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 10 milligrams of cholesterol, 170 milligrams of sodium, 4 grams of total carbohydrates, 0 grams of dietary fiber, 3 grams of total sugars, 3 grams of added sugars, and 0 grams of protein.

9 thoughts to “QUICK REVIEW: Heinz Mayochup”

  1. Is this just for convenience, then? Apart from for someone who uses this all the time, I would think that someone simply could mix some (Heinz) ketchup and mayo together for those few occasions when you might want this.

    1. For me? I liked it on saltines. It would also probably pretty good on just about any burger, or even mixed into Mac & Cheese.

  2. How does this compare tastewise to Thousand Island dressing? Mayochup sounds like a nice idea, but that’s kind of what I thought Thousand Island dressing already was.

    Fat content seems a little high. I don’t have a package of Heinz mayo and thus am dependent on websites (who sometimes vary), but CalorieKing says 1 tablespoon of Heinz mayo has 90 calories and 10 grams of fat; the same site says Heinz ketchup has 20 calories and 0 grams of fat in 1 tablespoon. If this product is half mayo and half ketchup, shouldn’t you be able to add those together (to get Mayochup’s 2 tablespooon serving) and get 110 calories and 10 grams of fat per serving rather than 160/16 in the actual Mayochup?

    1. It’s better than Thousand Island, in my opinion. For one, it’s thicker and more spreadable. It also doesn’t have sweet relish in it, and I personally don’t like sweet relish or sweet pickles, so that’s another plus for me. Basically, it’s creamier and less tangy, and a tastes more distinctly of ketchup than Thousand Island does.

      Also, I don’t think that ‘s a 1-to1 mixture of ketchup to mayo. If it was, then this would have been a lot thinner than it was. It’s probably more like a mixture of 75% mayo to 25% ketchup. That would explain the viscosity, as well as the higher fat content.

  3. I just tried their new mayo a few weeks ago and liked it. I’m going to give this a try as well.
    The only mayo I’ve liked for a long time has been Hellmann’s so it’s nice to have another option!

  4. I’ve always called this poor man’s thousand island. Just like mixing mayo and dill pickle juice makes poor man’s tartar sauce.

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