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Clotted cream vanishing?

Malmo, Sweden
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Clotted cream vanishing?

We became very spoiled on our last trip buying bakery scones and clotted cream from the local grocery many times. This trip, 3 separate clerks in 2 groceries looked at me as if I was making things up when I asked about clotted cream. "What is it? What do you use it for?" Am I having a middle aged lapse in memory or is it just not as readily available as it was a couple of years ago?

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1. Re: Clotted cream vanishing?

It's not something many of us use with any regularity so it's not stocked everywhere.

I'd expect any large supermarket to carry it.

london
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2. Re: Clotted cream vanishing?

probably foreign staff or something.

clotted cream is very well known.

any waitrose should have it, supermarkets in cornwall, any large supermarket.

Nottingham, United...
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3. Re: Clotted cream vanishing?

Still readily available where I live in the UK.

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4. Re: Clotted cream vanishing?

You are more likely to find it in Waitrose than other supermarkets. It's a regional food from south-west England - Cornwall and Devon. It is very well known amongst foodies, but I would think that many people in London have never seen it or tried it.

Malmo, Sweden
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5. Re: Clotted cream vanishing?

So I'll have a go at Waitrose in a few weeks. I just don't like having to go to tea to get this lovely treat.

Cambs
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6. Re: Clotted cream vanishing?

Waitrose stocks Rodda's clotted cream year round - I buy it weekly to put on fruit, porridge ...

Marks and Spencer also stocks clotted cream - usually in a shallow container (so even more of that lovely crust).

Vancouver, Canada
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7. Re: Clotted cream vanishing?

Bigger branches of Sainsbury's carry their own brand clotted cream, Taste the Difference; M&S their own brand as well, but if it's Rodda you're after you'll need to go to Waitrose.

For a slightly OTT treat, some Neal's Yard Dairy shops carry clotted cream butter. Terrifying for the arteries but delicious.

Richmond, VA
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8. Re: Clotted cream vanishing?

TP, sounds wonderful!

I've had no trouble finding clotted cream at Tesco.

Chepstow, United...
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9. Re: Clotted cream vanishing?

I'm in SE Wales and it's always available in Waitrose and also in our local Tesco.

(QI: Locally, Tescos stocks Rodda's Cornish clotted cream and Tesco's Finest clotted cream which is "traditionally made at Rodda's creamery". The latter is cheaper by about 22p for a 227g tub.)

Edited: 5:22 pm, September 24, 2012
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10. Re: Clotted cream vanishing?

Morrisons too

If you can't get to the shops Rodda's will post some to you

https://shop.roddas.co.uk/

This company can send it to Europe

http://www.cornishcream.co.uk/

Cream on first then jam?

Or jam on first then cream?