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Ketchup gets classy…

January 26, 2012

all pictures are my own unless stated

The humble hamburger, or as some now like to call it ‘the hamburger sandwich’, has catapulted in to an age of high-class low brow cooking. Boasting free range fillings and hand cut fries. But lets for a minuet consider the condiments… A dollop of Heinz on that grass fed patty? I don’t think so! A fancy burger without ketchup to suit, is like a royal marrying any average joe… Oh wait…

But if you’ve been to any trendy establishment serving up any posh variation of ketchup, you may begin to see your favourite squeezy bottle as half empty. We salute you, food snob!

Recently I went to a small boutique restaurant in Kent, the food was delicious but who am i kidding this place is ALL about the ketchup. Their Bin no. 157 ketchup on first appearances looks like some sort of fine wine, not to mention every table gets their own brand new bottle, wasteful… yes, appreciated…definitely! This thick tomatoey goodness is undoubtedly a good ketchup, theres an immediate hit of vinegary tartness followed by a bursting sweetness. But whereas ordinary ketchup has little ‘finish’ as wine tasters would say, this version has a depth to it with a darker and richer flavour. Bin ketchup, we raise our hats to you!

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Christina permalink
    January 26, 2012 11:07 pm

    Your blog is too cool! Beautiful photos thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. January 27, 2012 5:19 am

    Gorgeous photos and an interesting blog ๐Ÿ™‚ Following with interest!

  3. January 28, 2012 12:32 pm

    Thank you! I hope to post more pictures soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. January 30, 2012 3:20 pm

    Great Blog I love ketchup. Still like me the warm pita with ketchup, mustard and relish yum~

  5. January 30, 2012 3:33 pm


  6. February 6, 2012 3:29 am

    “Hamburger sandwich” is redundant, in my book.
    As for the ketchup, it can use a touch of class. How often do you see a half-empty bottle, the rim encrusted with dried goop, sitting on the table at an otherwise nice restaurant?

  7. February 6, 2012 12:42 pm

    Totally agree… it’s about time ketchup got some finesse!

  8. February 7, 2012 12:33 am Thanks for that awesome posting. It saved MUCH time ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. February 8, 2012 12:46 am

    Great photos and I love ketchup so I enjoyed your article:)

  10. Kevin permalink
    March 3, 2012 6:53 pm

    Bin no 157,
    I found out stuff,
    It’s made by ‘Stokes’ sauces, the ketchup in the shops is NOT ‘157’ as this is a special blend for the food trade, but it is a very good second place.
    After serching and buying on the net, my wife came home and said it’s in Tescos and for less than I paid.

    • March 14, 2012 12:23 am

      Ahh, Great to hear there is an altnerative for the home!
      Thanks for the heads up, i’ll have to give it a go

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