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MCP pectin vs Surejell pectin for jam
Ok, so I was making raspberry jam, and picked up a few boxes of Surejell pectin at the Safeway. No worries, except it was like $3.50 a box or something insane. Anyway, I ran out so I went to the Albertsons, and they had the Surejell right next to MCP pectin, and I got very confused.
MCP is made by Surejell. Surejell is 1.75 oz at $2.99 a box. The MCP is 2.0 oz for $2.49 a box. More for less?
I called Kraft and asked about the differences, and they said the formulas were different. Sure enough, I checked the back of the boxes, and Surejell lists Dextrose, Citric acid, Pectin. MCP lists dextrose, pectin and then citric acid.
I have my formula for jam dialled in, so I didn't want to "mess with success" and switch now, with just one batch to go, but now I'm wondering what, if any, are the differences in the products? Am I a fool for buying the Surejell if I could make more jam for less money with MCP (with a tiny change in my quantities, of course).