sainsbury's taste the difference
Ive recently bought a few items from thier 'taste the difference' range, and I'm afraid I can't...
I really suspect that previously available, standard products have simply been rebranded as TTD.
I recently purchased TTD west country farmhouse cheddar.. No difference from the regular stuff, and probably tastes even worse if i'm being honest.
Similarly with the "Wiltshire cure" bacon - i'm sure this was always available as a regular product. Turned out the be really anaemic and watery. Sainsbury's bacon generally sucks, and this was no better. I also bought an 'aged irish steak' a month or so back, which really was flavourless..
My feeling is consumers are being taken for a ride... thoughts?
I fully agree - I think we're being taken for a ride! Their TTD biscuits taste no better than normal Waitrose biscuits I've had. Their TTD wholemeal seeded bread (sorry I can't remember the exact name I had the misfortune to buy it a while back) was really horrid - it was dry, unflavoured and left a taste of really cheap nasty bread in my mouth - same as their TTD bread rolls.
I agree the bacon tastes no better either - then again I swear by Waitrose bacon, especially the treacle one - its scrumptious!
Interestingly, I recently bought the same farmhouse cheddar. I'm really not much of a cheese connaisseur, but I didn't like it half as much as the same sort of cheese from M&S. I also tried TTD thin biscuits (almond and apple?) and the same type from Tesco's (Finast) were way more tasty.
I don't think we had so many ranges in US supermarkets as exists here. It probably is pretty much a marketing ploy, but maybe there are some exceptions in quality such as for pizzas or other products.