Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Ooh Err Missus, I'm always partial to a bit of sauce!

I see that the bastion of the British breakfast condiments (can I say condiments before the watershed?), namely HP Sauce, has succumbed to Nanny's anti salt zealotry.

HP, who have been manufacturing the tangy brown sauce (used by gazillions of Brits to enhance their breakfast fry ups every morning) since 1899, have adjusted their recipe to reduce the salt content.

For shame!

Let's face it, people will simply add more salt to their food via their salt pot (unless Nanny has bunged up the holes!).

Anyhoo, by all accounts the new flavour knocks your head off and is not well liked by HP aficionados; Marco Pierre White has branded the new taste "disgusting".

It seems that this could quite possibly be a British version of the "new Coke" debacle, which is ironic given that the owners of HP are Heinz (American) and should have learned the lesson of never tamper with your brand from their compatriots at Coke.

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  1. I'm a great believer in, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

  2. Anonymous11:04 AM

    If the emphasis was switched to ensuring that sausages contained a fair proportion of meat and that bacon was not so pumped full of water that it boils rather than fries, then people may not feel the need to smother their food with this shit, salted or not.

  3. well why can't they just require the producers to offer a "no-salt" or "low-salt" (clearly identified) formula as alternative, or to put a "high salt content - sure death to follow ingestion" warning label onto the bottles (much as for cigarettes) and then let the poor, clueless, *paying* consumer decide for his or herself?

  4. Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells5:22 PM

    Ken said

    "used by gazillions of Brits to enhance their breakfast fry ups every morning"

    Fry-ups???? Are they still allowed??

  5. Mjolinir9:23 PM

    This change was apparently made to conform to 'Nanny Guidelines' - and one can now glug down nearly a pint of HP Sauce in 24 hours without breaching your 'daily allowance'.

    There is, of course, also a 'Low salt' version - which has (surprise) lower salt still.

  6. Anonymous8:39 AM

    Scandalous! Has salt become the enemy of all mankind? There can't be that much in this sauce to take it to the point of being unhealthy. We're Brits and my mum uses the title Nanny 'cause of the copious quantity of grand kids she has. She practically raised us on HP and would shriek if she heard they'd changed the recipe. When she learnt of the squeezable bottle product her heart fluttered. I hav'n't the nerve to tell her there is also a version with Guiness in it.

  7. "tastes like rats piss with raisins" Facebook comment seems a fair summary.