Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Lea & Perrins is Lying

I just went to the Lea & Perrins web site to complain about the use of High Fructose Corn Syrup in their product. They have a FAQs page but no consumer email posted just a telephone. Here is one of the FAQs.

Is the Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce sold in the US the same as the sauce sold in the rest of the world?
Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce is made to the original recipe in two factories. The original factory in Worcester, and a sister factory in New Jersey USA. The New Jersey factory follows the same recipe as the Worcester factory, although some ingredients are sourced locally. Product sold in the rest of the world is manufactured and exported from our factory in Worcester, UK. (Worcester refers to the town itself, whilst Worcestershire indicates the 'shire' or county in which the town of Worcester is located).

Excuse me but HFCS was not invented in 1837 when the original recipe was created. Seems like they are lying to me. I imagine the sauce made in the UK has sugar but the US version has HFCS.

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