Those cads of american food companies, not content with fooking about our chocolate, are messing around with one of the most sacred of British food icons. HP sauce was invented in 1895 and provided a little sparkle, in much the way Tabasco does today, to M&V/Machonocie rations in both World Wars. Indeed whilst mooching through a hedgerow near Gommecourt, I found what I thought was a beer bottle but on excavating it I discovered it was an HP sauce bottle. Other battle-field combers I know have found them. However the Americans, having shifted production to the NL, are now responsible for a great wrong - the reduction of salt in the sauce recipe in line with health advice. It takes feeble and weak compared to the machoi joy that was a glug of brown sauce. somewhere out there I know is an RAVC vet whose food will no longer taste of anything at all!