I recently bought some sour cream in a local market - in the US, the Bay Area specifically - that was labelled Canadian-style (pic
). Having grown up in Canada and eaten more than my share of sour cream I feel like I should know what makes this the sour cream of my people. But I have no idea. It tastes pretty much like I'd expect sour cream to taste except possibly a tad less sour? (I didn't do a taste test or anything though).
Googling seems to indicate that sour cream being labelled as Canadian-style is a Russian thing. And the market does cater a bit to Russians, but it doesn't answer my questions:
1. What specifically would they think is "Canadian" about it? It's more/less X than "ABC" sour cream?
2. In places where there is Canadian-style, what are the other styles?
The market may have other styles but I haven't had a chance to go check. I am not above a pseudo-scientific comparison test using various styles of sour cream delivered in both dip form and on perogies, baked potatoes, etc.