This passion for flavour lies at the heart of the Knorr brand – and it’s the reason why Knorr is Unilever’s number one food brand. Recognised and appreciated around the world, Knorr offers a wide range of Stock cubes and jelly, soups and sauces in the UK and Ireland today.
The business began when founder Carl Heinrich Knorr experimented with drying seasonings and vegetables to preserve their flavour and nutritional value. He set up a factory in 1838, producing the first Knorr product – which was called ‘Erbswurst’ or ‘Soup Sausage’ – a quick supplement for industrial workers. In 1873 Heinrich Knorr also dried soups which were sold in shops across continental Europe. By 1885, pre-cooked foods were developed.