GOOD CHOICE Sauces by Fountain

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I’m (slowly) learning to become more aware about minimising the added sugar in our regular family food, because frankly, we just don’t need it. If we are going to have a treat, we will have a treat and that’s fine. I’m more concerned with the hidden sugar in many of the products I purchase. For example, yoghurt and tomato sauce, which are pantry staples in this house.

Tomato sauce is a condiment we always keep in the cupboard because dipping anything in sauce makes it better to kids, right? And in general, it’s a handy ingredient I use in many recipes, from scrolls to meatloaf.

I was interested to hear popular sauce brand, Fountain released a GOOD CHOICE range of sauces that have no added sugar and are gluten free. They also contain no artificial colours and flavours. The range comes in 5 flavours – Tomato and BBQ Squeeze, Sweet Chilli, Hot Chilli & 50% Salt Reduced Soy. You can find them in the Health Food aisle in Woolworths (so they are not in the regular sauce aisle).

Fountain GOOD CHOICE Sauce

Out of interest, I had a quick look at the ingredient levels at the back of the GOOD CHOICE Tomato Sauce compared to the different brand I had in the pantry, and found:

  • 86% Tomato Puree (Good Choice) compared with 60%
  • 1 grams sugar (Good Choice) compared to 6.4 grams
  • Sodium 90mg (Good Choice) compared to 195mg

Full list of ingredients are: Tomato Puree (water, tomato paste), Apple Juice Concentrate, Natvia (natural) Sweetener, Food Acids, Salt, Natural Flavour.

How I used it

I didn’t say anything to the kids; I just started using the product in recipes I already use sauce in.

I made scrolls (tomato & sweet chilli) and English muffin pizzas for the lunch box. The kids ate and enjoyed their lunch as usual. They especially loved the sweet chilli scrolls I made. The Good Choice Sweet Chilli Sauce has that yummy punch you would expect. Big thumbs up.

Sweet chilli scrolls / English muffin pizzas

Lunch box food ideaFind the recipe for these scrolls here.

Scrolls for the lunch boxTomato and BBQ Sauce for Make Your Own Pizza. The kids love building their own pizzas. You can find the pizza base recipe here.

Make your own pizza

BBQ sauce for breakfast wraps. I’ll have a recipe for this soon. It has become a family favourite.

Breakfast Wraps

Soy dipping sauce for our favourite pork dumplings. I like the GOOD CHOICE soy even better than the regular soy. Its got a beautiful deep flavour. 

Dumplings with soy sauce

Does it taste different?

For the BBQ and tomato sauces, I can tell the difference when I use it as a condiment (not bad, just different). My kids didn’t even notice. When used in recipes, they are as yummy as ever!

The soy is absolutely delicious – my favourite – and the sweet chilli sauce gives just the right amount of punch. I haven’t tried the hot chilli sauce yet, but will do so in a stir-fry soon. It’s good to know the more healthy option tastes good too; there’s a depth to the flavour that enhances the food. I’ve been using the sauces for a couple of weeks now and I’m calling them a big win!

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    April 18, 2015 at 11:31 am

    I just had the chance to try them out too and liked them. Considering they are just as cheap, a good substitute to the usual sauces. Healthier = mega bonus 🙂

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    Bek @ Just For Daisy
    May 14, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Oh awesome news!! This is perfect for our family… our kids enjoy sauce but I hate giving it to them knowing it’s quite high in sugar!
    I’m definitely popping this in the trolley next shop! Thanks for the yummy recipes too!

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    Kate - An Everyday Story
    May 14, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Oh yeah, that’s quite a difference, especially the salt. I’d be interested in trying them out and seeing how they taste.

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    Anastasia @Montessori Nature
    May 14, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    I am always on a look out for a healthy option of a soy sauce. This one looks really good!

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    May 15, 2015 at 6:41 am

    This is great news! Always great to know where we can cut out any extra sugar in our kids diets ????????

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    May 25, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Oh YUM! I agree with the comments above, if I can use an ingredient that has less sugar, then that’s the choice for me. Going to try that tomato & BBQ sauce for sure. I hope they have plans for offering them in larger ml sizes, I normally buy for economy reasons and also because I like to decrease kitchen waste.

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    September 29, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Fountain have deleted the Good Choice range – sweet chili/hot chili and Soy. Kids not happy. The Sweet chili had a nice kick to it and it was better without sugar. Disappointing Fountain- Cerebos didn’t have a market for them.

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    January 10, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Where do you buy good choice sweet chilli sauce. Not Coles or Woolies?

    I live in Sydney.

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