I’m not sure why this condiment is even called ketchup, except for the fact that it’s intended to be used with the fried-bun burger unique to Brooklyn Beet Company (and its sister restaurants). The waiter made it clear when he set it on the table: “There are no tomatoes in this.”
But, having an affinity for anything called ketchup as well as anything saucy to use on burgers, I enthusiastically tried it, despite not especially liking beets. After all, I don’t especially like tomatoes either, but I probably couldn’t survive without being able to use ketchup on my fries.
It was fine. Interesting. It was something to make the ratio of meat to bread (the burger was encased in a light fried layer of bun, so the typical proportion seemed off) more easily swallowed.
For the record, though, I will still choose Heinz over anything else.