If your ketchup MO is to reach for the usual squeeze bottle, Sir Kensington’s may have you reaching for their glass jars to scoop out the stuff instead.
Sir Kensington’s mascot may be totally mustache in cheek — a top hat-crowned, monocle-wearing British dandy who supposedly created the tomato-based condiment 300 years ago for Catherine the Great to top her steaks with.
But truth be told, like so many wonderful artisan products these days, Sir Kensington’s actually originated in Chelsea, NY. With Mark Ramadan and Scott Norton, former business and finance consultants, to be exact. They thought there ought to be an alternative to Heinz that was more hand-crafted.
While most mass-produced ketchup relies on tomato concentrate and corn syrup, Sir Kensington’s does not. In fact, they’re made with vine-ripened pear tomatoes, real onions (as opposed to powdered or dehydrated), cane sugar, honey, agave, apple cider vinegar, coriander, lime juice and allspice.