The History of Worcestershire Sauce
Worcester sauce was originally considered a mistake. In 1835, English Lord Sandys commissioned two chemists from Worcestershire, John Lea and William Perrins, to duplicate a sauce he had acquired during his travels in India. The pungent batch proved disappointing and wound up in the cellar. When the pair stumbled upon the concoction 2 years later, they tasted it and were pleasantly surprised by its unique taste.