Brown Sauce 101

We still find it surprising that brown sauce is only an icon in British culture. Yet what could be more wholeheartedly British than a bacon butty slathered in brown sauce?

We’ve made it our mission here at Harrisons Sauces HQ to educate you on the history of some of our favourite sauces and today will be no different.

The history of brown sauce goes way back to the turn of the 20th century. In 1899 Frederick Gibson Garton, a greengrocer in Nottingham, invented the recipe containing tomatoes, molasses, dates, apples, spices and vinegar. He eventually sold the recipe for £150 to Edwin Samson Moore, the owner of the Midlands Vinegar Company.

Today brown sauce is an icon of British culture although it may not be as popular as ketchup, it’s loved by many.

What Do You Pair Brown Sauce With?

Pretty much anything! Bangers and Mash, cheesy chips, hamburger meat and a good old fashioned fry up. Depending on your taste brown sauce is like ketchup, perfect for anything!

We’ve found a few recipes here which are a perfect inspiration if you want to incorporate brown sauce into your diet!


Where Can I Buy Brown Sauce?

Like all the sauces we’ve mentioned on the blog, you can buy brown sauce right here on the Harrisons website. Very few sauce brands still manufacture brown sauce in the UK and we’re proud to say we’re one of them!

The best way to have your brown sauce is with Brown Sauce Sachets. You can easily share them with friends and family, they last a long time, and you don't have to worry about them taking up lots of space in your fridge!

What's more, they work fantastically for packed lunches too. We see so many people putting sauce in their sandwiches before they go to school or work. By the time they get to eat the sandwich, the bread is soggy! Bring a Sachets instead and stop eating soggy bread. Trust us on this one!

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