The Calories In Your Condiments

Published: 12th July 2019

Condiments is a topic that doesn’t just divide friends and families, but the nation. Can you really have ketchup with a roast dinner? And is salad cream an acceptable accompaniment to chips? We all have our favourites and more often than not, load them up onto our plates without giving it a second thought. But do you actually know the nutritional content of your favourite sauces?

We’re going to be revealing the calories in your condiments as well as the salt, sugar and fat content that you need to know too. So, is it really worth having that extra helping of sauce?

Ketchup

It has been rumoured throughout the news that us Brits are falling out of love with ketchup, but it is definitely still a top contender and luckily for you, it isn’t that high in calories either.

Market-leading brand, Heinz, offer their standard offering alongside a 50% less salt and sugar version, as well as a newly added ‘no added salt and sugar’ variety too. But how do these compare with supermarket own brands?

Heinz Original:

Calories per 15g: 15 kcal

Sugar per 15g: 3.4g

Salt per 15g: 0.3g

Heinz 50% Less Sugar and Salt:

Calories per 15g: 10 kcal

Sugar per 15g: 1.7g

Salt per 15g: 0.14g

Heinz No Added Sugar and Salt:

Calories per 15g: 6.6 kcal

Sugar per 15g: 0.7g

Salt per 15g: 0.01g

Tesco Own Original Ketchup:

Calories per 15g: 16 kcal

Sugar per 15g: 2.7g

Salt per 15g: 0.2g

Sainsburys Own Original Ketchup:

Calories per 15g: 14 kcal

Sugar per 15g: 2.9g

Salt per 15g: 0.15g

Morrisons Own Original Ketchup:

Calories per 15g: 14 kcal

Sugar per 15g: 2.7g

Salt per 15g: 0.11g

Asda’s Own Original Ketchup:

Calories per 15g: 17 kcal

Sugar per 15g: 3g

Salt per 15g: 0.26g

Mayonnaise

Argued to now be the nation’s favourite condiment, mayonnaise is an absolute must have on a chicken and bacon sandwich or perfectly paired with a cone of chips. It is a well-known fact that mayonnaise is one of the most calorific condiments you can add to your plate, but how bad for your diet is it?

Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise:

Calories per 14g: 102 kcal

Sugar per 14g: <0.5g

Salt per 14g: 0.21g

Fat per 15g: 11g

Hellmann’s Light Mayonnaise:

Calories per 15g: 40 kcal

Sugar per 15g: <0.5g

Salt per 15g: 0.26g

Fat per 15g: 3.9g

Heinz Seriously Good Mayonnaise:

Calories per 15g: 97 kcal

Sugar per 15g: 0g

Salt per 15g: 0.15g

Fat per 15g: 11g

Heinz Seriously Good Light Mayonnaise:

Calories per 15g: 40 kcal

Sugar per 15g: <0.5g

Salt per 15g: 0.25g

Fat per 15g: 3.9g

Tescos Own Original Mayonnaise:

Calories per 15ml: 104 kcal

Sugar per 15ml: 0.2g

Salt per 15ml: 0.2g

Fat per 15ml: 11.3g

Sainsburys Own Original Mayonnaise:

Calories per 15ml: 102 kcal

Sugar per 15ml: <0.5g

Salt per 15ml: 0.14g

Fat per 15ml: 11g

Morrisons Own Original Mayonnaise:

Calories per 15ml: 103 kcal

Sugar per 15ml: 0.2g

Salt per 15ml: 0.2g

Fat per 15ml: 11.2g

Asda’s Own Original Mayonnaise:

Calories per 15ml: 102 kcal

Sugar per 15ml: <0.5g

Salt per 15ml: 0.15g

Fat per 15ml: 11g

Brown Sauce

Some argue that it’s better with bacon while others swear it goes better with sausages. Whatever your preference, it is undeniable that we are a nation of brown sauce lovers. But do you really know what is inside the breakfast time staple or its supermarket own competitors?

HP Original Brown Sauce:

Calories per 15g: 18 kcal

Sugar per 15g: 3.5g

Salt per 15g: 0.2g

Daddies Brown Sauce:

Calories per 15g: 14 kcal

Sugar per 15g: 2.4g

Salt per 15g: 0.2g

Tescos Own Original Brown Sauce:

Calories per 15g: 16 kcal

Sugar per 15g: 2.0g

Salt per 15g: 0.1g

Sainsburys Own Brown Sauce:

Calories per 15g: 14 kcal

Sugar per 15g: 2.4g

Salt per 15g: 0.16g

Morrisons Own Brown Sauce:

Calories per 15g: 16 kcal

Sugar per 15g: 2.1g

Salt per 15g: 0.17g

Asda’s Own Brown Sauce:

Calories per 15g: 22 kcal

Sugar per 15g: 2.4g

Salt per 15g: 0.17g

Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce

Sweet chilli dipping sauce may be a little more oriental than the classic ketchup and mayo combo, but it is seriously popular amongst us Brits. We love it with our Chinese food, we love it with our British food, and with it pairing so perfectly with chicken, pork and even chips, why wouldn’t we?!

Blue Dragon Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce:

Calories per 15g: 27.6 kcal

Sugar per 15g: 6.5g

Salt per 15g: <0.5g

Tescos Own Sweet Chilli Dipping Sauce:

Calories per 15g: 24.45 kcal

Sugar per 15g: 5.4g

Salt per 15g: 0.14g

Sainsburys Own Sweet Chilli Sauce:

Calories per 15g: 29 kcal

Sugar per 15g: 5.8g

Salt per 15g: 0.19g

Asda’s Own Sweet Chilli Sauce:

Calories per 15ml: 31.4 kcal

Sugar per 15ml: 6.6g

Salt per 15ml: 0.2g

American Mustard

Whether American, English or French mustard reigns supreme is a heated debate, but when it comes to hotdogs and burgers, American definitely takes centre stage. So which brands should we be putting in our baskets and which brands should we be steering well clear of?

Frenchs American Yellow Mustard:

Calories per 15g: 10.8 kcal

Sugar per 15g: <0.5g

Salt per 15g: 0.42g

Fat per 15g: 0.6g

Tescos Own American Style Mustard:

Calories per 15g: 24 kcal

Sugar per 15g: 2.7g

Salt per 15g: 0.3g

Fat per 15g: 0.6g

Sainsburys Own American Style Mustard:

Calories per 15g: 24 kcal

Sugar per 15g: 2.4g

Salt per 15g: 0.42g

Fat per 15g: <0.5g

Asda’s Own American Style Mustard:

Calories per 15g: 28.8 kcal

Sugar per 15g: 1.5g

Salt per 15g: 0.3g

Fat per 15g: <0.5g

Salad Cream

It’s not so much a love or hate condiment but more of a ‘you either eat it or you don’t and never really think about it’ kind of sauce because, really, what does salad cream go with? Some people actually put it on salads, some mix it with tuna and others dip their chips in it, but which should you be buying?

Heinz Original Salad Cream:

Calories per 15g: 44 kcal

Sugar per 15g: 2.6g

Salt per 15g: 0.2g

Fat per 15g: 3.6g

Tescos Own Original Salad Cream:

Calories per 15g: 33 kcal

Sugar per 15g: 1.9g

Salt per 15g: 0.2g

Fat per 15g: 2.3g

Sainsburys Own Original Salad Cream:

Calories per 15g: 50 kcal

Sugar per 15g: 2.6g

Salt per 15g: 0.19g

Fat per 15g: 4.0g

Morrisons Own Original Salad Cream:

Calories per 15g: 38 kcal

Sugar per 15g: 2.0g

Salt per 15g: 0.2g

Fat per 15g: 3.0g

Asda’s Own Original Salad Cream:

Calories per 15g: 46 kcal

Sugar per 15g: 2.3g

Salt per 15g: 0.20g

Fat per 15g: 3.9g

Fast Food Dips

Everyone loves a trip to their local fast-food restaurant every now and again and everyone has their go-to dips that just compliment their favourite meals so well but what everyone might now know is that these dips could be one of the main contributors to why your fast-food visit is so calorific.

Domino’s Garlic and Herb Dip:

Calories per 25g: 169 kcal

Sugar per 25g: 0.4g

Salt per 25g: 0.19g

Fat per 25g: 18.5g

McDonalds Sour Cream and Chive Dip:

Calories per 25ml: 80 kcal

Fat per 25ml: 8g

Pizza Express Garlic Butter:

Calories per Serving: 166 kcal

Salt per Serving: 0.3g

Fat per Serving: 20.3g

Nandos Medium Peri Peri Sauce:

Calories per 20g: 9 kcal

Sugar per 20g: 0.2g

Fat per 20g: 0.1g

KFC Gravy:

Calories per regular portion: 45 kcal

Sugar per regular portion: 0.1g

Salt per regular portion: 0.1g

Fat per regular potion: 1.3g

So, did you know that your sauces and sides really do add calories to your plate? Have you learnt anything new about your favourite condiments? Let us know!

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