CHICAGO – March 8, 2017 – The 78 Brand Co. is celebrating its fourth year of business with the launch of two new products. Famous for its all natural tomato ketchup, which contains 78 percent tomatoes, the company has now entered the all-natural mustard market. In addition to its 78 Red Ketchup and 78 Red Spicy Ketchup the company now offers 78 Yellow Mustard and 78 Yellow Spicy Mustard.
78 Red Ketchup is one of the most tomato rich ketchups available anywhere. All of the rapidly growing company’s products are non GMO and gluten free and unlike many brands they don’t contain high fructose corn syrup.
Co-founder Patrick Pilewski said, “We are proud to make products that not only taste great but are better for you. They’re healthier ketchups and mustards. And they are affordable.”
Added co-founder Bernard Utrata, “Our unique taste separates us from the herd and shakes up a market that’s stayed the same for the past one hundred years. We are reinventing how condiments should be viewed.”
The 78 Brand Co. not only insists on using only natural ingredients but also clean production practices. Mostly available in major retailers in the Midwest its products have a presence in more than twenty states.
With a background in food service, food production, brand development and marketing, Pilewski and Utrata literally began building their business from the trunk of their car selling ketchup to restaurants in the Chicago area. The original 78 Red made its national debut at the National Restaurant Association show in May 2013. And was an instant hit.
Utrata said, “There was a great response from restaurant operators and chefs, and it was confirmation that we’d developed something special.”
Added Pilewski, “We are two driven entrepreneurs who pride ourselves on being unique and creative in life and in business and are very passionate about healthy eating and healthy living. We are what we eat.”
As The 78 Brand Co. continues to grow the two founders say they’re determined to develop more innovative products for the condiments market.
Stores that already carry 78 Brand products include HyVee, Roundy’s, Jewel Osco, Dierbergs Markets, Pick ‘N’ Save, Remke Markets, Pete’s Market ,Mariano’s. and many other independent retailers in the Midwest region.