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How good are the replicas of the Worcesteshire Sauce?

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How good are the replicas of the Worcesteshire Sauce?

I've recently bought one from Food Basics ("Selection" brand), as the original one was not available,
and it seems too acidic and bland.

Are there any better alternatives?
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For the amount you use, buy the real sauce is my advice. This is not the place to save a buck.
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^ I agree. I stock up on a couple extra bottles every time Costco has the Lea & Perrins on sale. Looks like Selections is a house brand for Food Basics...maybe check if they have a satisfaction guarantee on their products and take it back for a refund/exchange.
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I bought some U.S. condiment brand (maybe French or A-1) a few years ago and found it insipid. Then again, I find Lea & Perrin pretty insipid these days too. Just not as piquant though my taste buds could have changed over the decades.
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They are acidic and bland, next buy the orig.Winking Face
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If I absolutely can't get Lea & Perrins, the next best thing is the No name brand, the Selection or Compliments brands are terrible.
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jemjem9 wrote: If I absolutely can't get Lea & Perrins, the next best thing is the No name brand, the Selection or Compliments brands are terrible.
Yup, the No Name one is surprisingly good, it even rivals the original imho. I wanted a cheaper sauce since I pour buckets to marinade my steaks.
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I know eh, who would have thought it would be a quality product. I love No name cookies too.
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No Name as in Loblaw's no-name or some other?
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thriftshopper wrote: No Name as in Loblaw's no-name or some other?
Yup, Loblaw's.
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Ah... Okey, thank you, folks! Most helpful replies.

So, basically, "Selection" knock-off is just an artificially flavoured vinegar (I've already thrown it in the garbage).

I'll then try NoName on occasion. I find generally that NoName (and especially President's Choice) show better quality..

Worcestershire Sauce (and I misspelled it in the title, of course, who does not :) ) is in fact no mystery so it is curious why
they cannot replicate it very closely...
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Tichi wrote: Ah... Okey, thank you, folks! Most helpful replies.

So, basically, "Selection" knock-off is just an artificially flavoured vinegar (I've already thrown it in the garbage).

I'll then try NoName on occasion. I find generally that NoName (and especially President's Choice) show better quality..

Worcestershire Sauce (and I misspelled it in the title, of course, who does not :) ) is in fact no mystery so it is curious why
they cannot replicate it very closely...
Oh, but due to princeling Galen Jr's massive resources, they finally cracked the recipe. L&P is in trouble now....next challenge, KFC's secret 11 herbs & spices muhahahahahahah

LOL, j/k, kinda, but it's comparable imho.
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Agree for No Name. Actually the no name soy sauce is surprisingly good too.
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Gutty96 wrote: Agree for No Name. Actually the no name soy sauce is surprisingly good too.
I wonder if it might be the same as Rooster or T&T labelled ones?
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Tichi wrote: Ah... Okey, thank you, folks! Most helpful replies.

So, basically, "Selection" knock-off is just an artificially flavoured vinegar (I've already thrown it in the garbage).

I'll then try NoName on occasion. I find generally that NoName (and especially President's Choice) show better quality..

Worcestershire Sauce (and I misspelled it in the title, of course, who does not :) ) is in fact no mystery so it is curious why
they cannot replicate it very closely...
I find selecton is the worst of the “generic no name” versions.

No name, and sometimes walmart great value brand do a better job @ generics! Althoufh GV cheese is terrible. ick.

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