Following the release of its premium, “Sovereign Syrup Sorghum”, Ghetto Gastro, the Bronx-based culinary collective, have joined forces with their homies at flavor-favorite Fly By Jing on a better-for-you and good-on-everything syrup that will spice up every meal.
The Spicy Sovereign Syrup which will retail at $25, merges Fly By Jing’s Sichuan Chili Crisp with Ghetto Gastro’s original custom blend of New York maple syrup, apple cider syrup made from New York apples, and sorghum syrup.
Ghetto Gastro is a Bronx-based collective whose mission is to feed the people great food created with thought from ancestral ingredients grown in the Global South, while Fly By Jing crafts thoughtful Chinese pantry staples for the modern kitchen. Collectively, these friends are pushing flavor forward, with their descendant roots always in mind.
The syrup which is divine in taste, to say the least, is sweetened with dark maple syrup, harvested with sustainable and organic methods in collaboration with New York local forestry initiatives, giving the Spicy Sovereign Syrup its deep flavor and nutritional richness. Fly By Jing’s Sichuan Chili Crisp, crafted in Chengdu, China, is the first and only 100% all-natural Sichuan Chili Crisp on the market. The spicy, tingly, good-on-everything syrup makes for the perfect addition of Ghetto Gastro’s Sovereign Syrup to satisfy all the sweet-and-spicy flavors we know your taste buds long for. Created with an intention of inspiring a free, direct supply chain, Ghetto Gastro and Fly By Jing work directly with producers to offer a premium product to the everyday consumer.
Of the Spicy Sovereign Syrup, Ghetto Gastro says “We chose the name Sovereign Syrup in respect to our ancestors and their reverence for the land. Sovereign also speaks to your choice. What you bring into your home and put in your body reflects what matters to you.” and with the full list of recipes & meal inspiration on their website, the possibilities of what you chose to put in your body are endless.
“Jon and I have been friends for a minute and so when I heard that Ghetto Gastro started up a CPG food arm to the business, I knew we had to create something fire together. The team at Ghetto Gastro brings the same detail-oriented, culture-forward thinking that we strive towards at FBJ, and then some. Every ingredient in our new Spicy Sovereign Syrup is thoughtfully sourced, better-for-you, and tastes out of this world. We can’t wait for you to try it!” – Jing Gao, Fly By Jing
Ghetto Gastro last month, announced the release of their first-ever book, Black Power Kitchen coming out on October 18th. It’s a cookbook, but so much more - sparking conversation with food about inclusion, race, access and self-empowerment. This is also the 10th year of Ghetto Gastro, who within that time have released their own appliance line with Target and Williams Sonogram, been asked by Wolfgang Puck to cook all of the food for the Oscar’s Governors Ball, and cooked for everyone, from Martha Stewart to Diddy.
The ‘Spicy Sovereign Syrup’ is available to purchase (RP $25) now on Ghetto Gastro’s official store here, and via Fly By Jing’s official store here.
Pre-order ‘Black Power Kitchen’ here.