In 1923 Edwin Brede began distributing sauces and condiments for a major food manufacturer. As The Great Depression of the 30’s took its toll on the economy, he turned to food manufacturing to supplement his income. Brede, Inc. originally sat on the site that Cobo Hall presently occupies in downtown Detroit, Michigan. He experimented with and sold an assortment of products which included puffed rice, nuts, and candy. Eventually, fresh ground horseradish emerged as his specialty and production soared. By the time Edwin’s son John joined the business in 1950, the demand for all natural freshly prepared horseradish, along with seafood cocktail sauce and horseradish sauce was robust. They moved to a larger facility where production continues today. Since 1976 Edwin’s grandson Mike, along with his wife Sue, continue the traditions started so long ago, introducing a dill tartar sauce, a hearty barbeque sauce, a stone ground mustard and a honey mustard to their product line. Using no preservatives has remained a priority, shipping across the country and internationally, providing fresh ground horseradish and sauces made naturally flavorful.