Who remembers your first “Bratty” or Currywurst when on a posting or exercise in Germany down the years?

Many a service personnel and their families have enjoyed this German food of choice and there was a worry that you wouldn’t be able to get hold of the famed “Curry Ketchup” when most of the UK’s troops returned back home as part of Britain’s military withdrawal from Germany in the past few years.

Now though, Hela’s “Curry Ketchup” has also followed the troops home and is now available from Home Bargains for only 99p per bottle.

Hela’s “Curry Ketchup” features in the current issue of Pathfinder and here is a little more about the story of the sauce we all love with a German sausage…

In the early 18th century, sailors brought the Malaysian “kichop” to England, where a “ketchup recipe” with oysters, mushrooms and nuts was created. From England the sauce reached the USA. Over time, countless variations were tried out here, which had little in common with the ketchup we know today.

It was only when the tomato became native to North America that ketchups with tomatoes were created, which were simply refined with spices. Industrially produced ketchup has been available in America since the end of the 19th century. In Germany, on the other hand, the red seasoning sauce is a relatively young product. Tomato ketchup was introduced to the market at the beginning of the 1950’s.

In the 1960’s, Hela developed a curry spice ketchup which was successfully launched on the market under the claim “We bring you to the taste”. The special Hela seasoning and a special recipe form the basis of the unique taste quality.
The traditional composition of many high-quality spices such as cloves, coriander, garlic, curry and herbs has made Hela Spice Ketchup “Curry“ – a unique spicy pleasure for years.

He’s a jack-of-all-trades, an entertainer who knows how to add a special flavour to every dish.

Now available from Home Bargains!


Promotional article for Hela by Pathfinder International.