What on earth can Heinz mean? I found this “American Sauce” in the Carrefour supermarket and had to pick up a bottle just because. It’s made by the global American company, Heinz, so they must have had something in mind that meant profit in Europe. Who asked Heinz for American sauce and how did they know what people meant by that? I haven’t tasted it yet but when I searched “Heinz American Sauce”, other Americans thought it tasted like Thousand Island dressing and/or maybe the secret sauce for Big Macs. We’re conquering the world through McD’s.
Every blue moon I want a cookie or two. So about a year ago I bought some Pepperidge Farm White Chocolate Macadamia nut cookies in the French Carrefour supermarket to share with Jade. I liked them and decided that if I wanted a cookie in the future, I would buy them again.
Fast forward to Stuttgart and the military commissary. I saw these same cookies with slightly different packaging and decided I was ready for another cookie hit. But when I tasted the cookies from the U.S., I thought they tasted sweeter and had fewer chips and nuts. This called for a taste test. Before I left Stuttgart I bought a package of the cookies and then when I got to France, I bought the French package.
I was right. There was a difference. The American cookie on the left was bigger, sweeter and contained more flour per cookie. The French cookie on the right was smaller and contained more chips and nuts.
What did I learn from this? It’s probably best to make your own damn cookies You’ll know exactly what’s in them.