photography by Elizabeth Lavin

Spiceitup! Ketchup

Some like it hot, and that's exactly why Spiceitup! was created.

Once upon a time, a college student named Ben Drum inadvertently stuck a jalapeño pepper into a pile of ketchup and pulled out a heck of an idea. He founded Spiceitup! and now produces a line of spicy products such as dusting salts (Jalapeño, and Garlic and Peppers), two jalapeño ketchups (hot and medium-hot), and a blood-curdling Bloody Jalapeño Bloody Mary mix. The line is perfect for summer, ready for backyard barbecues and Sunday morning hair-of-the-dog Bloody Marys. Order online at Also available at David’s Meat Market (4010 N. Jupiter Rd., Garland. 972-495-8315) and Hirsch’s Meats (1301 W. Parker Rd., Plano. 972-633-5593).


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