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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 7:05 pm (UTC)
That (the calculations) may be it for Sainsbury's and Tesco's - the difference is small enough to be a rounding error. But I'm pretty sure the Rodda's brand was significantly different, so maybe that's using the more expensive cream. I'll have to try one and see.

On quality: sometimes the only difference between two different brands is the quality control. A good example is Marks & Spencer's - some of their foods are produced at the same places that other supermarkets use for their own-brand stuff, using the same ingredients and the same process. Except M&S have their own staff running the quality control, and they're a lot more picky as to what they'll accept.
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