Home | Cookbooks | Diary | Magic Menu | Random | More ≡

Bisto
Sauces and Spicery

The original Bisto, developed by in 1908 by Mr Roberts and Mr Patterson of the Cerebos salt company, and still available, was not an instant gravy mix but a neutrally-flavoured powder mix of starch, colouring and seasonings used to "Brown, season and thicken" (hence the name) flavoursome meat juices to improve a traditional-style gravy.

In 1919, The ragamuffin 'Bisto Kids', Created by cartoonist Wilf Owen, were introduced to advertising with their 'Aah Bisto' catchphrase.

In 1979 the brand, now part of Premier Foods, was extended to include a range of granular complete gravy mixes which now accounts for some 70% of the UK market.






MORE FROM Foods of England...
Cookbooks Diary Index Magic Menu Random Really English? Timeline English Service Food Map of England Lost Foods Accompaniments Biscuits Breads Cakes and Scones Cheeses Classic Meals Curry Dishes Dairy Drinks Egg Dishes Fish Fruit Fruits & Vegetables Game & Offal Meat & Meat Dishes Pastries and Pies Pot Meals Poultry Preserves & Jams Puddings & Sweets Sauces and Spicery Sausages Scones Soups Sweets and Toffee About ...

   @FoodsOfEngland

   glyn@foodsofengland.co.uk


COPYRIGHT and ALL RIGHTS RESERVED: © Glyn Hughes, Sunday 02 September 2018
BUILT WITH WHIMBERRY
matrixstats