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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Question:
Do they still make Brooks® catsup? 
Answer:
Yes, we are happy to report that Brooks brand ketchup is still being made. The Brooks brand is owned by Birds Eye Foods, and the product is actually manufactured in Canada. But, due to it's limited distribution, it is rather hard to come by in most parts of the country.  

Question:
Where can I buy Brooks® ketchup? 
Answer:
Right here! We have made Brooks rich & tangy ketchup available through our web site by clicking this link! Your purchase goes to support the non-profit World's Largest Catsup Bottle organization.

Question:
What is the difference between "catsup" and "ketchup" ?
Answer:
There really is no difference. The best we've been able to figure out is that it really just boils down to a spelling preference of the company producing the product. There used to be as many "catsup" products as there were "ketchup." But the overwhelming success of Heinz and the fact that the US Food and Drug Administration spells it "ketchup" makes the "K" spelling far more common. In fact, a few years ago, even the makers of Brooks changed the name of their product from "catsup" to "ketchup."

Question:
How old is the Brooks® catsup bottle water tower and when was the restoration?
Answer:
It was built in 1949 by Caldwell Tanks of Louisville, Kentucky. The Catsup Bottle Preservation Group began fundraising efforts in 1993. The restoration was completed in June of 1995. In August of 2002 the Brooks Catsup Bottle Water Tower was named to the National Register of Historic Places. 

Question:
Just how big is the World's Largest Catsup Bottle?
Answer:
It's 170 ft tall. That's a 70 ft tall riveted steel bottle on top of 100 ft tall steel legs. The diameter at the base of the bottle is 25 ft and the diameter of the cap is 8 ft. It has a capacity of 100,000 gallons.

Question:
Is it really filled with catsup?
Answer:
Heheheheheh, we'll never tell.

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