28 June 2010

Ketchup: Linda Catchup [sic]

When it comes to ketchup, I'll take a knee and kiss the Heinz family ring like everyone else in the civilized world.  But every so often (usually outside the USA), I like to mix it up and try a random bottle.  Plus, I've heard of "ketchup" and "catsup," but never "catchup!"

FLAVOR - Sugary sweet tomatoes, with a barely noticeable hint of vinegar
CONSISTENCY - Thin, but not quite watery
APPEARANCE -  Typical ketchup red, minuscule shreds of tomato visible when spread thin 

SMELL - Pure tomato, very similar to opening a can of crushed or pureed tomatoes


This bottle of Linda Catchup was procured at a small shop located in Hinche, Haiti.  The only bottle label is the one visible in the pic, so the country of origin is a mystery.  I've tried it on all the usual BBQ fare (hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, chicken, etc) as well as traditional Haitian food like kabrit.  After eating Heinz for so long, it's amazing how another ketchup can taste so different and delicious.

I don't expect anyone to find Linda Catchup easily, but I encourage you to move beyond the boilerplate every once in a while.


  1. so i guess you don't use hunt's? that's lame.

    1. Hi there. For some strange reason I just read your 2010 comment about the Linda ketchup that you bought in Haiti. I work for this company. It is manufactured in the Dominican Republic. As a matter of fact, it's the leading brand in DR. With pleasure I would send you a case, just let me know. Regards, Bernardo Espinola

    2. Hello! I have been trying to get some of this catchup. Any advice on how to get it in the States?

    3. How can I buy some. I was in Haiti in 2019 on a mission trip and fell in love with the Linda Catshup!

  2. They don’t sell it in the states. The only way to get it by bringing it back from DR. I have some of you’d like me to mail you some

  3. Not everyone likes Heinz like you claim. I don't mind Heinz, but I do also like other brands that are a little more zippy/tangy.