A few weekends back I was greeted with a package on my doorstep. I meticulously scanned the box and quickly noticed a familiar name. Sir Kensington’s Gourmet Scooping Ketchup in tiny, bold lettering sprawled across the label. Oh boy!
We were fortunate enough to receive a sample of their widely recognized ketchup. What started as a senior economics project at Brown University, has now turned into two flavors (Classic & Spiced) of ketchup goodness. Now, this isn’t your mother’s ketchup. This ain’t the red bottle you see at every roadside diner. To be honest, I consider their ketchup more of a spread. Rich in flavor and chunky in texture, it goes perfectly with a slightly toasted sandwich or on a classic cheeseburger. In my case, hand cut french fries were the way to go.
I cracked open a jar of their spiced variety while a batch of hand cut golden potatoes were frying atop the stove (big shout out to Brad and Fal for cooking up them goodies). A few dashes of salt, pepper and generic Italian seasoning is all you need on the fries by the way.
Generous hints of Chipotle peppers were greeted graciously. Spicy, but not overwhelming. Perfect companion to pretty much anything (eggs, steak, pizza). These guys are a perfect example of the whole “you get what you pay for” mantra. High quality ingredients and an uncanny knack for creating the perfect batch, Sir Kensington’s takes ketchup to a whole new level.
Currently, they’re available at a handful of retailers and restaurants. Most notably Whole Foods Markets in RI, CT, and NY. Definitely give this ketchup a try, you will not be disappointed (I see an expensive habit developing in the near future…).