Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

World's Largest Ketchup Bottle Joined by World's Largest Horseradish Jar, Threatening Cocktail Sauce Disaster

Posted By on Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 3:18 PM

Cruise down the stretch of Illinois 157 near the west end of Collinsville and you'll find yourself in the middle of horseradish country. Fields and fields of it, making up the horseradish capital of the world.

It's the east end of Collinsville, on Illinois 159, where ketchup is king and the world's largest ketchup bottle (or, as they insist upon spelling it, catsup bottle) overlooks the town.

But the west end's finally getting in on the giant-condiment business. Just last week Gut Check spotted a one-story inflatable horseradish-sauce jar, dwarfing the Keller Farms office building...


No word on whether Collinsville has an emergency plan in the event that the bottles spill, causing a massive flood of cocktail sauce down Main Street.

Tags: ,

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

More by Robin Wheeler

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 23, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation