Do they still make
Yes, we are happy to
report that Brooks brand ketchup is still being made. The
brand is owned by Birds Eye Foods, and the
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.
Where can I buy
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.
What is the
"catsup" and "ketchup" ?
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
from "catsup" to "ketchup."
How old is the
Brooks® catsup bottle water tower and
when was the
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
Register of Historic Places.
Just how big is the
It's 170 ft tall.
That's a 70 ft
tall riveted steel bottle on top of 100 ft tall steel legs. The
at the base of the bottle is 25 ft and the diameter of the cap is 8 ft.
It has a
of 100,000 gallons.
Is it really filled