CHERRY HILL, N.J. – We heard last week from Charlie Slade, of the company Serv-Agen. We are a big fan of the product, as are many. But it has become harder and harder to find at stores.
Good news. He called to give us an update on the brand.
The gravy brand was started by his grandfather, Herbert W. Salus, in 1936. He was a civil service commissioner and attorney. He got into the spice business on the side with the Clawson Company. Later, they purchased the gravy brand. It has grown, with new flavors added over the years.
The company also owns another regional cult brand, Lem Pudding and Pie Filling. We will talk about that tomorrow.
The brands are available on Amazon, but Slade says that fans would do well to ask for it at their grocery stores. Most can stock it and will stock it if it sells.
The box is a classic; the lettering is quite good. Thankfully, they have not changed the chef on the box. Sadly, they have lost the original; apparently it was some bank executive in Philadelphia who inspired the drawing. “The chef has always been on the box,” says Slade.
Many gourmet and smaller grocery distributors carry the line; at smaller stores you can ask the manager to their wholesalers if they carry it.
Questions? Call the company at 856-685-7946.