Police hospitalised over HP sauce
Officers reported "an unusual smell" coming from the car
Police officers rushed to hospital after a suspicious substance was thrown through a car window were released when it was identified as HP sauce.
The Metropolitan Police said officers responded to reports of an "unusual smell" coming from a car with a smashed window in Enfield, north London.
They saw an unknown brown substance inside and those who came into contact with it were taken to hospital.
No arrests have been made over the incident in the early hours of Friday.
The spokesman said: "Officers who came into contact with the substance were taken to hospital as a precautionary measure."The substance was eventually identified as a harmless food substance."
HP Sauce is a condiment; a popular brown sauce formerly produced in Aston, Birmingham, England, by HP Foods but now produced by H.J. Heinz in Elst, the Netherlands. It has a malt vinegar base blended with fruit and spices, and is usually eaten as an adjunct to hot or cold savoury food, or used as an ingredient in soups or stews. It is the most well known brand of brown sauce in the United Kingdom and Canada as well as the best selling, with 71% of the UK market.
Early historyThe original recipe for HP Sauce was invented and developed by Frederick Gibson Garton, a grocer from Nottingham. He registered the name H.P. Sauce in 1896. Garton called the sauce HP because he had heard that a restaurant in the Houses of Parliament had begun serving it.
The noun has 2 meanings:Meaning #2: bouillon or beef stock thickened with butter and flour roux and variously seasoned with herbs or Worcestershire etc.
Synonym: sauce Espagnole