Do you like Ketchup? I sure do. Ketchup is one of my top-three favorite condiments of all time — up there with Mayonnaise, and Trader Joe’s Green Tomatillo Chili Salsa, which is just insane — and if we are talking about Specialty Ketchups, don’t even get me started. If you can’t get your head around the thought of digging into a plate of crispy French fries without a generous side of ketchup for dipping, then let me introduce you to your new favorite thing: Vodka & Italian Tomato Ketchup from Spirit & Co.
Spirit & Co. is the first company worldwide to exclusively use premium liquor in each of its products. If you are a fan of Penne with Vodka Sauce, you already know that tomato and vodka is a distinctive pairing that delivers an umami flavor comparable to, say, adding truffle oil to almost anything. The flavor is unique and instantly recognizable, and even if you can’t pinpoint how the vodka makes the tomato sauce taste better, you understand that the result is crazy delicious. That said, I am willing to defend myself against accusations of being overly hyperbolic when I say that Spirit & Co.’s Vodka & Italian Tomato Ketchup will ruin you for all other ketchups: because it is absolutely the best ketchup I have eaten in my life.
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It just so happened that I had French fries on hand when it came time to test drive this new ketchup taste sensation and, from the moment I poured the product from its attractive, flask-shaped glass bottle, it impressed me. Though I forgot to shake up the bottle, as recommended, you can see that the ketchup is not at all watery. This is a huge plus, because how often have you poured ketchup from the bottle without thinking to shake it first, and ended up with a puddle of water on your plate or, worse, on your food? It happens all the time: but not this time. Spirit & Co.’s Vodka & Italian Tomato Ketchup is thick and saucy!
It was a challenge to hold a French fry in one hand while taking a picture on my phone with the other, but I wanted you to see how the ketchup clings to the fry, enveloping it in delicious it goodness. The complex flavor of this ketchup is bold, fruity and tangy, with a kick. Besides elevating the taste of burgers and fries, it would be the perfect accompaniment to egg dishes, and I do confess to putting this savory-sweet ketchup on the grilled cheese sandwich I had for lunch today. It was divine. Needless to say, but you can see I am about, this a versatile product that one can use as a condiment, dip, marinade, or cooking ingredient. Spirit & Co. uses quality ingredients for products that are all natural, gluten free, vegetarian, and with no high fructose corn syrup or artificial preservatives.
In addition to the Vodka & Italian Tomato Ketchup, Spirit & Co.’s initial product launch includes four other distinctive sauces including Bourbon & Smokey Bacon BBQ Sauce, Irish Whiskey & Honey Mustard, Cabernet Sauvignon & Steak Sauce, and Tequila & Green Chile Hot Sauce, all available for purchase at $12 per bottle on their website at This Link. US orders over $30 ship for free, so you can try different varieties while saving a few bucks. In the coming weeks, Spirit & Co. will unveil its Mix & Match options, allowing consumers to pick either 3, 5, 7, or 10 sauces, and this option will also offer free shipping with purchase. Look for reviews of other Spirit & Co. sauces on Worley Gig in the coming weeks!