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What happened to it?
Used to love this. Had a larger jar a year or so ago. Sloppy a d awful. Tried it again this week in a smaller jar. Still the same. Slop. Never again. Just horrible. So sad it's left us. The company will go bust.....
Purchased in December 2021 at Woolworths for $3.00.
One star too many.
Used to enjoy this product. Then in 2020 I bought a jar that was just disgusting - runny salty slop. I thought it was a bad batch and threw it out. I emailed the company and they said they had new suppliers etc and due to complaints they where removing it from sale and will make improvements blah blah bla. I gave it a long break and bought a jar recently. Still horrible disgusting salt slop. They obviously don’t care about almost every review being one star and they obviously don’t care about the complaints they receive directly, otherwise they...’d have fixed this long ago. If you used to like these spreads and haven’t had them in a while then either avoid or be prepared to have that fond memory replaced by what can only be described as heavily salted cat barf. Will NEVER buy again.
Purchased in November 2021.
I bought 2 jars of the Anchovette paste and it is very watery has no taste, I noticed it is now made in France and I had a older jar in the pantry and it was made in Australia and wasn't watery and actually tastes better, won't be buying it again
Purchased in September 2021 at Coles for $1.90.
I came looking for a website to complain about the jar that I have just finished. Very disappointed with how watery and sloppy it was, I could nearly pour it out of the jar. Won't bother with this product again.
Purchased in August 2021.
Used to be pink in colour
Colour now brown very sloppy taste is not like it was when it was pink.
Will not buy again it has a after taste gritty texture and not what I remember.
Purchased in August 2021.
So terrible I thought I purchased a bad batch. Bought another one. Same revolting mess inside! Oily, runny and stinks. oh, and it's GREY. They changed the anchovette recipe too, idots - no one will buy this product anymore.
Purchased in March 2021.
As good as ever.
I remember as an eight year old that my mum used to buy Peck's Paste products and that was over 60 years ago. I well remember the TV ads .A voice over man inSydney called Owen Ainley used to say " A little Peck's goes such a loooong way". I'm enjoying it most days for lunch on a fresh bread roll and lashings of butter. Just like when I was a kid.
Purchased in May 2021 at Coles Supermarkets for $1.60.
Its gone from a paste to runny goop.
What havè they done to it? I have thrown out 2 jars thinking it was off, had been useing it for years, is now a pouring consistency yuk, wont be buying again.
Purchased in April 2021.
Have been buying Pecks Paste for 50 odd years, about six months ago purchased a couple of the small jars and opened and it looked awful and was of a pouring consistency , opened the second and was the same,tossed them both out thinking it was a bad batch!!!!
Foot note: I always refrigerate for a few days before I open !!
Purchased again a few weeks later and the exact same, tossed out again and didn’t want to ever buy Pecks again.
In Coles today and thought it must be fixed by now,NO still the sloppy smelly awful looking mixture,Yuk Yuk Yuk !!!
NEVER AGAIN Mr Pecks
Purchased in April 2021 for $1.30.
What have you done Pecks?
I cannot believe this 'paste' has passed factory quality control. Did you think consumers wouldn't notice?
It's watery, smelly & just awful. I used to love this product & Anchovette but no more.
Agree with pecks bad review
I couldn’t work out if I had a bad batch then after a few months tried again still the same. Terrible oily, rancid smell and unpalatable. I can’t believe Woolworths still stock it. Surely their stock control must indicate it is not selling. Just look at how many people here think it has changed for the worse
Purchased in August 2020.
I had a hankering for this paste after not purchasing it for a number of years and was I in for a shock when I I opened the jar today..... goodness me, oily and sloppy and looked a dreadful colour... Did I perhaps just buy from a bad batch????
Purchased in February 2021 for $1.20.
its changed for the worse
have bought and enjoyed for years its now sloppy and oily not the spread i have bought and enjoyed for years Makes sandwiches soggy and toast it drips through so not practical to make for school lunches please change back to the original recipe
Purchased in January 2021 at Coles.
Disappointed with the product. Loved it for many years. Bought a bottle recently and it was awful. Runny and taste terrible! Threw the bottle out instantly after a teaspoonful. Never buying it again. The thought of it makes me gag!
Purchased in October 2020.
Tastes like food poisoning :)
Change the formula back to how it use to be! I used to love this paste and never got sick of having it. Now I can’t even finish the piece I’m eating it on.
Purchased in January 2021 at Coles.
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Has General Mills , distributor of Pecks Paste ever responded?
No feedback from anyone
Nothing at all from them Jiddy. I bought a small jar of Anchovette the other day...same other than a slight taste of anchovy. Same colour as Salmon & Lobster, smells awful, tastes even worse & very sloppy even after regrigeration. I threw it out, can't be bothered to make the effort to write to a company that produces such crap & calls it fish paste. I bought mine at Coles so might let them know.
Bring back the original paste,not this crap you have been dishing up the last couple of years.
The ingredients stated awhile ago that it was 68% salmon - what bloody nonsense - more like 68% diaper contents !!
I agree with you,been eating pecks for 60 years people know the difference
Yes it’s terrible, watery, oily & when you open the lid it runs out and it stinks
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