HP, the UK's no. 1 brown sauce has been adding oomph to your
favourite dishes since 1903. The original recipe was invented and
developed in 1899 by Frederick Gibson Garton, a grocer from
Nottingham. Garton sold the recipe for the sum of £150 to settle a
debt with Edwin Samson Moore, the founder of the Midlands Vinegar
Company, who launched what we know and love today as HP Sauce.
If you didn't know, HP stands for 'Houses of Parliament' as it
was rumoured the sauce was used in the restaurant there, back at
the turn of the 20th century.
Since then the sauce has become so popular that a whopping 28
million bottles are consumed in a year - if the bottles were
stacked on top of each other, they would reach the same height as
6,189 Houses of Parliaments!
As the popularity of HP has grown, so has the range; the first
newcomers being HP Fruity back in 1969. A little bit milder than
the traditional HP Sauce the subtly blended fruits and spices give
a bit more tang so are perfect on all your HP favourites plus
chicken. More recently, the Brown Sauce range has seen the addition
of HP Reduced Salt and Sugar, with 25% less salt and 30% less
sugar, for the more health conscious HP lovers.
The launch of HP BBQ and HP Pepper sees HP apply over
100 years of sauce making expertise to provide a range of sauces to
suit everyone's taste.