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1954. From Good Housekeeping magazine of July.
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September 1954.

Sarson's is a brand of vinegar in the United Kingdom. It is sold in pear shaped bottles with a flip top and the brand is currently owned by Premier Foods.

Created in 1794 by James Thomas Sarson, it's the nation's number-one vinegar, with a definitive kick from specially brewed malt barley. [1]

1846 August. Advert. 'NOTICE! WEEK of OYSTERS. Dealers Sellers are most respectfully informed that the best Vinegar for Oysters can be obtained direct from the Works at 2s. per gillon. Malt Pickling Vinegar 3s. per gallon, delivered free, bottle ready sealed and filled for the convenience of persons sending to the works.— Sarsow's(sic) Vinegar Works, near Turnpike-gate, City-road, and No. 1, Brunswick-place, City-road, London. supplied.'[2]

1847 Bankrupt. '...Bankruptcy, bearing date the 29th day of May 1847, is awarded and issued forth against James Thomas Sarson, of No. 1, Brunswick-place, City-road, in the county of Middlesex, Vinegar and Mustard Dealer, Dealer and Chapman, and he being declared a bankrupt ...'[3]

1850 Henry James Sarson, Thomas's son, took over the business when he was 25 years old, on the death of his father.

1884 Henry Sarson and Co renamed the vinegar Sarson's Virgin Vinegar, referencing a Biblical story of the wise virgins, by which he was inspired, as opposed to the purity of the product, but this name was soon dropped.

1893 The company was trading under the name of Henry Sarson and Sons from The Vinegar works, Catherine Street, City Road, Shoreditch, London.

Two of Henry's sons, Henry Logsdail Sarson and Percival Stanley Sarson also joined the family business as vinegar brewers.

1932 Sarson's merged with other vinegar manufacturers and formed British Vinegars Ltd

Later the company was taken over by Crosse and Blackwell which in turn was taken over by Nestle

2002 acquired by Premier Foods[4] and then by Mizken

2008 The company sells over 7 million gallons of vinegar every year.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Premier Foods - Sarsons
  2. London Daily News - Tuesday 04 August 1846
  3. The London Gazette Publication date:1 June 1847 Issue:20739 Page:2026
  4. The Times, May 04, 2002
  • [2] Wikipedia
  • Trademarked. A History of Well-Known Brands - from Aertex to Wright's Coal Tar by David Newton. Pub: Sutton Publishing 2008 ISBN 978-0-7509-4590-5