Ruminations and recipes from a small kitchen in a big city.

4.3.09

Get out the atlas.

I was in the canned vegetables aisle of the supermarket looking for some capers. There they were on the top shelf: two brands to choose from.

The first jar's front label read:
Sandhurst Fine Foods
Baby capers in wine vinegar


Underneath that:
Sandhurst
The All Australian Company


The back label read:
Sandhurst Fine Foods
Italian Specialities made for Australian tastes!


And underneath that:
Product of Morocco

The second brand revealed that the capers were made in Australia from imported ingredients. How do they do that?

3 comments:

Ian T. said...

Maybe the capers they're talking about aren't in the jar :).

Anonymous said...

Buy Australian grown capers instead www.australiancapers.com.au. We've been selling them for a while - really good!

kitchen hand said...

Exactly, Ian!

Thanks anonymous. Now all you need to do is get distribution through Coles and Woolworths - and good luck with that.