Supermarket brands are usually cheaper than other branded products although sometimes they’re of equal quality and may even be the same thing in a different package.
But they’re not always as good and variable quality is one of the reasons I treat them with caution.
Another things which makes me cautious the difficulty in working out where they come from because they usually say packaged for, produced for or marketed by X but don’t say where they or their ingredients come from.
Although, sometimes if they have other information it’s not much help anyway.
Such was the case with a block of Pams’ cheese I looked at yesterday which was made from New Zealand and imported ingredients.
If I support free access for our products in overseas markets I can’t complain about other countries sending their produce here.
But there aren’t many ingredients in a block of edam cheese – milk, salt, cultures and rennet – and I’d like to know which of those were imported and where they came from.