Most reassuring. I bought fairly bog standard Norwegian farmed sides from the French equivalent of Makro, on special at a very reasonable price €8.90 or so a kilo.
I have no problems at all with the flavour of mine, in fact, it's way better than anything I can buy in the shops here. I was quite flattered in fact, because some people who chose us after a flattering article in the Times, ate with us and he said it was the best smoked salmon he'd ever eaten. So it's not just my tender "father's eye" that thinks well of it.
So I think I shall just have be less worried about the figures and enjoy the food.
All the best - Ian
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