Lea & Perrins Q&A

First sold commercially in 1837, Lea & Perrins’ Worcestershire Sauce has since become a household name. Although the sauce has been sold for over 180 years, the recipe remains a closely guarded secret to this day, with only a few people in the world knowing the exact ingredients and proportions.

With such an iconic taste that has withheld the tests of time, Lea & Perrins has gradually evolved since the early years of production as it continues to invest in innovative new ways of working. Find out more below:

1. What is innovative about Lea & Perrins?

We are always coming up with new recipe ideas for ways in which you can add a splash of Lea & Perrins next time you’re cooking.

2. How has Lea & Perrins changed and developed over the years?

Last year, for the very first time, Lea & Perrins lovers in the UK were able to buy their very own personalised bottles of the world-famous Worcestershire Sauce, as the much-loved brand launched a limited-edition customisation service. Exactly 1,837 bottles were available to personalise, celebrating the year 1837 when Lea & Perrins was first created, with Worcestershire Sauce fans able to change the word ‘Lea’ on the label to an approved name of their choice. Or as we like to call it, Me & Perrins.

3. What is the positive impact of the Lea & Perrins within Worcestershire?

The famous recipe was first made by Mr Lea and Mr Perrins in their shop in Worcester’s Broad Street. Since then, bottles of Lea & Perrins have carried the Worcestershire name to over 200 countries and the factory has played host to TV programmes with Jamie Oliver, Michael Portillo and John Prescott.

4. With such an iconic product and a rich historical background, what does the word “innovation” mean to Lea & Perrins?

While Lea & Perrins is still made in a time-honoured way much as it was in 1837, the factory has invested in new bottling and innovative new packaging lines to maintain production efficiency.

5. How can people find out more? (website, social media etc)

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