Tuesday, 17 February 2009

A Great British Institution - HP Sauce

A National Treasure, forsooth? The Original.

Invented in 1899 (the height of Empire).
Indispensible with a fry-up or a Cornish pasty.
Additive-free and vegan-friendly.
By Appointment to HM the Queen, 'purveyors of HP sauces(!)'.
The bottle label, virtually unchanged in living memory, still depicts the eponymous Houses of Parliament, Big Ben's hands still stand at nine, in immutable communion with Grantchester ...

Manufactured in The Netherlands by H. J. Heinz Holding B.V.

4 comments :

  1. More people should have this kind of information at their fingertips.

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  2. I got all the info from the label.

    The 'manufactured in the Netherlands' bit, which is true, just struck me as ironic.

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  3. "More people should have this kind of information at their fingertips."

    They have. At the click of a mouse, no less:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_Sauce

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  4. A better caption may come to mind...
    splat

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