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Sarsons no longer screwing around since 2010

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Sarsons no longer screwing around since 2010

Went to refill my Sarsons vinegar bottle with the handy drip feed cap at weekend which I had bought Novemberish last year after breaking my old one.  I found it no longer has a screw top and now have to go back to the bad old days of having a bottle with a fork punctured cap as they stopped making them in 2010.
Just got a reply this morning after emailing them and well  Angry
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In 2010, we felt the need to replace our screw lid with a sleeve wrap, tamper-evident mechanism to a more substantial tamper-evident version in order to maintain the quality of our product and the highest possible safety standards for our consumers.
Safety is of paramount importance to us and is an integral part of protecting the integrity of our brand and offering our consumers the consistent quality they associate with Sarson’s.
We were also aware that other vinegars were being decanted into our recognisable, tear shaped bottle and so the expected Sarson’s taste was not being delivered to our consumers when they used the iconic bottle.
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Re: Sarsons no longer screwing around since 2010

Thanks for the post, fortunately we have still got one of the old fashioned bottles I better tell SWMBO not to chuck it out when empty.
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Re: Sarsons no longer screwing around since 2010

I shall have to look after my Sarson's bottle Smiley
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Re: Sarsons no longer screwing around since 2010

that's a bit steep for a condiment shaker that doesn't even have a lid to prevent oxidation ......

better to get something like this http://www.amazon.co.uk/OLPro-2-Sauce-Bottles-Multicoloured/dp/B00175IZZE/ref=pd_sim_kh_2?ie=UTF8&re...
what sarsons mean of course is, were upset people don't buy our bottles often enough .... they seem to be forgetting they also sell the same vinegar in a 2.5ltr plastic can and its a damn site cheaper to refill the glass bottle from that than it is to keep replacing the little bottle .....
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Re: Sarsons no longer screwing around since 2010

This thread has reminded me of that awful sickly smell as the train went past their Bermondsey factory on the way to work. Particularly worse in the summer.
Some people seemed to like the smell, though.

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I love the smell of vinegar on fish and chips. I hate to see people using ketchup on fish and chips Sad
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Re: Sarsons no longer screwing around since 2010

Vice versa for me, vinegar literally makes me sick...
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Me too: The thought of it on chips just makes me shudder. Even mention picked gherkins and I will let out an involuntary yell of hate. 
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One of our favourite trips out is to one of the specialist fish & chip shops in Scarborough especially with the grandkids  Smiley I have vinigar then.
At home we have a spray bottle which makes it go further economically and physically  Cheesy
I must admit though I like mayonnaise on Fish and chips  Roll eyes
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I must admit though I like mayonnaise on Fish and chips  Roll eyes
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Didn't know I liked mayonnaise until I met SWMBO Cheesy

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One of our favourite trips out is to one of the specialist fish & chip shops in Scarborough especially with the grandkids  Smiley I have vinigar then.

I love the fish and chip shops in Yorkshire - the best ever and I always ask for scraps Smiley
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It just isn't fish & chips without a liberal dose of vinegar on it.
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Re: Sarsons no longer screwing around since 2010

On the subject - more or less
Do they still serve proper fishcakes in Sheffield (used to be best on Ecclesall Road)
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that's a bit steep for a condiment shaker that doesn't even have a lid to prevent oxidation ......

Does vinegar oxidise? I thought that vinegar resulted from wine oxidising?
When faced with a similar problem about a year ago I bought a shaker from Wilkinson (now Wilko) for around 50p.
ASDA has one for 60p but I am doubtful about what appears to be a metal cap.
http://groceries.asda.com/asda-webstore/landing/home.shtml?cmpid=ppc-_-ghs-_-brand-dsk-_-google-_-as...