My supermarket only has one supplier of sour cream, so I always buy it. It appears to be made by a small company.
All last year, when I purchased the product, it appeared like any sour cream you can purchase in the US. But during the last 3 times, the taste and texture was different. First, it was not sour, the nearest flavor I can imagine would be cottage cheese, but not so sweet. Second, the texture was quite unusual. Rather than having the usual creamy texture, this was grainy, as I imagine sour cream would look if one mixed in some sand.
The date I purchased the cream was 10 days after the produced date.
- Is this taste and texture and indication that the sour cream is too old?
- Or perhaps an indication that the sour cream needs to age more to become sour?
- Or just a different style of sour cream?