Long before a bottle of sauce is opened, a seed is sown into the earth. This is where flavour begins—under the watchful eye and delicate care of the Growers. Mustard, peppers, tomatoes and onions are cultivated in the ideal soil and sunlight and harvested at their peak of maturity. Then, and only then, do the Growers deem these ingredients ready to fulfill their promise of exceptional flavour.
On Mustard only using the finest #1 grade mustard seeds requires a commitment above and beyond what most manufacturers are willing to make. But it’s what sets French’s® Mustard apart, and it begins by partnering with farmers who share our passion for excellence. The expertise they bring to their craft each day results in a consistently clean, fresh and full- flavoured product.
The fact that French’s® BBQ Sauces are made using only thick, rich tomato paste (not watery tomato puree) means it’s critical to start with the finest tomatoes available. That’s why we insist on partnering with the best tomato farmers under the sunny California, USA sky who are dedicated to cultivating the ideal conditions for their crop and selecting when the tomatoes are picked, since ripe tomatoes are critical for creating full flavour.
These are just a couple examples of what our growers do to help us deliver the richest, most authentic line of sauces and flavours available.
While nature is the Growers’ workplace, our Makers rely on state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities to ply their craft. Using proprietary formulas and time-honored processes, they carefully blend and bottle our pristine natural ingredients into the full-flavoured products that have come to define French’s. Only seasoned pros can make perfectly seasoned mustard.
Given all the care that goes into growing French’s® #1 grade mustard seeds, it just makes sense to assure an equally strong investment into their processing. The Makers are the ones who transform the seeds into our superior-quality products.
It takes a real commitment to employ a team of certified master grinders and keep them performing their craft for every bottle of French’s® Mustard produced. But we believe the results are well worth the investment.
On BBQ Sauce, our tomatoes are grown with care and harvested at their peak of ripeness, which is the foundation of every bottle of French’s® BBQ Sauce. And as they journey from sunny California, USA fields to our state-of-the-art processing facility in Springfield, Missouri, USA, the torch is passed to the Makers to impart their care and expertise in the process.
Inspiration meets creativity at the final stage of the process. Enter the culinary Masters. They have the passion and expertise to bring out the kind of flavour that heightens the dining experience for their patrons. We’re right there with them in the kitchen, providing the products, insights and support they need to make it happen.
Culinary masters know that every aspect of a meal matters—from the center of the plate to the condiments and toppings used to complement the flavours. And for more than 100 years, inspired chefs have reached for French’s® products to elevate their dishes to flavourful new heights.
Chefs can taste the difference thanks to the #1 grade mustard seeds used to create French’s® iconic Mustards; the red ripe tomatoes and real sugar in French’s® BBQ Sauce; and the yellow globe onions used to create the crunchy goodness of French’s® Crunchy Onions. They know their patrons can taste the difference, too.
Put it all together, and you’ve got the makings of one delicious cheeseburger. Or put some more thought to it, and you’ve got the ingredients to create legendary new dishes. Either way, it all starts with the inspiration of one of the most authentic and iconic brands in the world.