After Trying Sir Kensington's New Fry Sauce, We’ll Never Go Back to Ketchup Again
- Value: 16/20
- Quality: 18/20
- Flavor: 17/20
- Scent: 19/20
- Texture: 20/20
When you’re passionate enough about fries to produce an entire 1-hour-and-22-minute documentary about them—then spend months developing the ideal dipping sauce for those spuds—you better believe I’m going to give it a try. That’s exactly what Chrissy Teigen did, partnering with condiment brand Sir Kensington’s to release a limited-edition Honey Mustard Fry Sauce (timed to the launch of Fries! The Movie, which is streaming on Peacock). Naturally, I had questions: How is it different than regular ol’ honey mustard? Could it really replace ketchup—or my standby, ranch—as a go-to condiment? Is it worth $7 a bottle?! Here’s the full breakdown.
How does it taste?
Unlike traditional honey mustard, which can be very sweet, this blend tastes 90 percent mustard, 10 percent honey. You get the sharp scent of mustard seed as soon as you open the bottle, and at first bite, you catch a little sweetness—then you’re hit with a jolt of vinegar. While this Fry Sauce is the color of yellow mustard, the flavor seems closer to a honey-tinged Dijon. Fast food, but make it fashun.
Is it worth the price?
At $7 per 9-ounce bottle, this Fry Sauce is pricier than your typical grocery store condiments. But the ingredients themselves are high-quality: It features true source-certified honey, more than 20 percent of the ingredients are Fair Trade certified and they’re all easily recognizable (Mustard seed, turmeric, fair trade organic cane sugar, and so on). However, the price point does make it more of a special treat—something you break out for a small dinner party, rather than your 5-year-old’s birthday pool party, where 40 percent of it will likely wind up made into sauce “mountains” that get tossed with the paper plates.
Is it the one condiment to rule them all?
I’m too much of a ranch diehard to give it the crown, but it is one of the best mustards I’ve ever tried, and it packs way more flavor than plain old ketchup. I’d be tempted to mix it with other condiments to tone it down a bit (perhaps with ranch, a combo Teigen uses in her own Cobb Salad recipe), but it’s definitely my new go-to for topping burgers and hot dogs. As Teigen said when her husband, singer John Legend, confirmed the dip tasted great with onion rings: “Oh my, oh my, we’ve got to change the name.” Chrissy, don’t change a thing.
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