I Need More Fries for My Gourmet Ketchup

Ketchup. It’s pureed tomatoes and some spices. Yes, you can tell the difference between top brands and generic, but all in all they are about the same. Boy, was I wrong with that notion when I encountered gourmet ketchup. Last month on my adventure in New York with the Country Crock group, we dined at The National, a Geoffrey Zakarian restaurant at the Benjamin Hotel. We each ordered the “Ugly Burger” with a side of fries. 

The burger was delicious. The best burger I’ve ever eaten. The fries were seasoned well and just perfect. Then there was the jarred ketchup that sat at the table. It was passed around the table, with each diner scooping out a tablespoon or two. We were hesitant on the ketchup. It’s consistency certainly seemed thicker than the plastic squeeze bottle condiment that we each had at home. Then there was the 1st dip with a french fry. The taste, it was different. It was savory. It was ketchup but it was a pure, real ketchup. “What kind of ketchup is this?” we each wondered. I doled out at least 3 more servings throughout the dinner. I wanted more fries just so I could enjoy more ketchup. Yes, it was that good. It honestly was one of my favorite parts of a fantastic, jammed packed week.

I came home and immediately got online and searched anything and everything about it. The ketchup is Sir Kensington’s Classic Scooping Ketchup . This most delicious condiment was crafted after Sir Kensington’s request of ketchup to complement the fine Kobe beef brought by the Emperor of Japan came up empty handed. He put himself to the task to create this sauce. He wanted it to be unlike any other. He most certainly accomplished his goal.

 Sir Kensington’s Classic Scooping Ketchup  can be found in a number of restaurants and gourmet markets, such as Whole Foods, and online at Amazon and other retailers. They retail for approximately $7 for a 11.oz jar. Buy yourself a jar, I just know you’ll love it.

Disclosure: This post is 100% mine, opinions and all. No affiliation with Sir Kensington’s Gourmet Scooping Ketchup, although I wouldn’t mind it! Amazon affiliate links are included in this post – providing me pennies for your purchase. 



  1. Holly 7 May, 2012 at 15:00 Reply

    Wow. That sounds better than the usual you-know-what.

    It also reminds me of the BarenakedLadies song “If I Had a Million Dollars,” which talks about gourmet condiments. 🙂

  2. Diane 9 May, 2012 at 17:16 Reply

    I use Sir K in cooking. Saute some okra and onions in olive oil and then add a few dollops of the Spiced flavor. Unforgettable!

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