our new site www.LovinLeRoys.com features our gourmet flavored ketchup and Spice Bagettes.
Say goodbye to plain ketchup...Lovin' LeRoy's!
We love ketchup here at LeRoy's headquarters in Milwaukee Wisconsin; it's good on just about anything. Hot dogs, burgers ( veggie, hamburger or turkey ) french fries, bratwurst, polish sausage, potato chips, eggs, and even mac n cheese.
Whether you call it ketchup, catsup, catchup, or tomato ketchup, everyone has tried it, and most people simply love it. After doing an extensive local survey about condiments, mass production or gourmet, the constant comment was, "when will there be flavored ketchup".
Mustards and Mayo seem to be the most innovative with flavors. LeRoy's is sure to be the answer in the world of ketchup.
LeRoy's Ketchup is a division of MMGroup, a company specializing in branding and product development. We wondered ourselves why unique flavors were not more accessible to the consumer. We changed that with our first 3 flavors. The front runner Beer and Onions, Homemade Chili and of course Smokey Mesquite. There have been a lot of Mmmmm's in the 6 months of taste testing.
Coming in 2012 will be 2 more flavors. We cannot tell you about them yet, but we are certain you will not want to be the household or store without them.
Fun facts about ketchup and its history:
*97% of American homes keep ketchup in their kitchen.
*Each person eats about 3 bottles a year, between eating out and home cooking.
*93% of Americans use ketchup on their burgers.
*A tablespoon of ketchup has between 16 and 26 calories.
*Most brands are made from tomato concentrate, as LeRoy's is. Our house recipe is top notch tomato!
*In the 18th and 19th century, ketchup was a generic term used for various sauces whose only common ingredient was vinegar.
*The word ketchup is derived from the Chinese ke-tsiap, a pickled fish sauce.
*It made its way to Malaysia where it became kechap and ketjap in Indonesia.
*Early tomato versions were much thinner with a consistency more like a soy sauce or worcestershire sauce.
*Heinz ketchup who dominates the plain ketchup market, whom we admire tremendously was introduced in 1876. Check out CNBC's Titans, the story of Heinz. It is an amazing story of how their brand started.
*Richard Nixon liked ketchup on his cottage cheese.
*Ketchup has a high acid content (due to both the tomatoes and vinegar in it) and therefore does have a year shelf life if stored properly capped and in a refridgerator.
*Studies show tomato ketchup can also be a powerful tool in the fight against cancer and heart disease.
* Over 750 million bottles of ketchup are sold each year.
We know you are ready for something new. Give it a try today, and tell your family and friends.