The True Story of HP Sauce was a bit of a random read. My grandparents had a copy of it, and as we cleared out their house I grabbed hold of it. I’m into biographies, and also enjoy reading how companies and other big organisations develop and grow so I thought it might be worth reading.
HP Sauce is one of those unique British brands, you can’t beat a bit of HP sauce with your meat, especially a big cooked breakfast. At 87 pages long this wasn’t really a detailed history, more a long essay. It didn’t really reflect on business practices or key individuals, but tells a broad history of the company and its context. There were lots of interesting illustrations of the old adverts.
If you enjoy HP Sauce it’s an interesting book to flick through, but certainly not a book that the average reader would want to hunt down and purchase.