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Clotted cream conundrum [Wednesday 28th November 2012 at 10:10 pm]

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Here's a puzzler for you: what's the difference between Sainsbury's clotted cream, Tesco's clotted cream, and Rodda's clotted cream?

All three are made by the same company (Rodda's, in Cornwall), look the same, and are supplied in exactly the same quantities and packaging. Yet on all of them the nutritional information is different. How does that work?
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Thursday 29th November 2012 at 6:58 pm (UTC)
UK packaging is the same - ingredients are ordered by relative quantity, with some marked with acutal values if the manufacturer feels like it. For at least Sainsbury's and Tesco's clotted cream there's no difference there as there's only one ingredient (milk).
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[User Picture]From: omgimsuchadork
Thursday 29th November 2012 at 7:12 pm (UTC)
(I'd already replied but I don't see it as having gone through so I'll do it again.)

It must be the cows that produced the milk, then. Jersey and Guernsey cows produce a milk that's higher in fat content compared to some other dairy breeds. Or maybe something in the production method?
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Thursday 29th November 2012 at 7:27 pm (UTC)
This is where you get into the wonderfully vague "Produced in the UK using milk from the UK" label.

That said, cornish clotted cream is a "Protected Designation of Origin" and so would have actually come from Cornwall. PDO is a EU scheme where only certain areas can produce registered foods. So Parmesan is actually from Italy and isn't some generic hard cheese, and Champagne really is from France. But Stilton cheese cannot legally be made in the village of Stilton as that's not in the countys that are allowed to produce it.
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