Summer may be almost over, but there’s still plenty of time to enjoy dinners outside and make use of your grill. Earlier this summer, we received a sample pack of ‘Chups fruit ketchups, and really enjoyed the opportunities to try the different flavors and pair them with meats, fries, and veggies.
What exactly are ‘Chups? A small local company founded by couple Matt and Kori Wallace, ‘Chups are fruit-based sauces and dips meant to serve as a flavorful alternative to standard run-of-the-mill ketchup. Over the last few weeks we have tried cherry, blueberry, plum, mango, and spicy pineapple.
We enjoyed all of them but especially the spicy pineapple and cherry. The cherry and blueberry paired best with filet mignon on the grill, and we made some simple grilled chicken strips we loved with mango and spicy pineapple. And all were great with fries, both sweet potato and regular.
‘Chups are actually made right at Union Kitchen, a food incubator in DC. To purchase your own, you can order directly online or find them at several local markets including Little Red Fox, Glen’s Garden Market, select Whole Foods, MOM’s Organic Market, and more.
The ‘Chups website offers some great recipes to try that incorporate different flavors. The recipe for ‘Chups Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts is one we definitely can’t wait to test in the kitchen!