The Story of KETCHUNG!: Korean Inspired Ketchup
Ketchung’s spiciness threshold is decades in the making.
to the U.S. two years later, Helen
raised in a family where “kim chi,” was
a staple on
dinner table, as
butter, salt, and pepper is
to the average
American. In fact, a
s a toddler, wh
en other kids ate mac & cheese
and peanut butter and jelly
sandwiches, Helen ate kim chi
For Helen, regular ketchup simply did not cut it; it failed to satisfy
the level of spiciness she craved in her food.
Later in high school, Helen devised the ketchup mixture that finally
matched her peppery preference.
Fast forward to life in Washington, D.C;
David met Helen and her spicy sauce.
Since they first met,
had a special phrase that was
said in moments of joy. “Let’s bottle it up,” they would say.
‘Bottling it up’ meant to relish that moment – one that you could
savor later in life.
During the holidays, Helen began to gift her family, friends, and
work colleagues jars
of her sauce. And they loved it. As her maiden
name is “Chung”, Helen called her spicy Korean concoction
– “Ketchung”. On one of those occasions, David said, “Let’s bottle it
And so they did. They bottled up this Korean-inspired spicy ketchup and today it is a staple on Helen and David's dinner table.
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