, a brand of ketchup
and brown sauce
in the United Kingdom
and Republic of Ireland
The brown sauce product, known as Daddies Favourite, was launched in 1904, and the ketchup was launched in the 1950s. The brand is now owned by the H. J. Heinz Company
, having been bought as part of the acquisition of HP Foods
from previous owner Groupe Danone
in 2005. Like HP Sauce, production of Daddies Favourite has been moved to the Netherlands.
While both brands remain solid competitors in the UK marketplace - with strong regional popularity in the Midlands, Wales and West Country - Daddies Ketchup trails the dominant marketing leader, the better known Heinz Ketchup.
In the Raymond Briggs
book Father Christmas Goes On Holiday
, a sequel to the author's Father Christmas
, Father Christmas is very dissatisfied when he holidays in France and finds that he is unable to get Daddies Favourite Sauce and other similar products for his steak.
In the British sitcom "Chef!" Daddies Favourite Sauce was the secret ingredient that character Everton Stonehead used in his Caribbean style Jonnycakes (dumplings) in the episode "Rice and Peas."