Monday, May 8, 2006

What's In a Name?

Half and Half?  Half cream and half milk I was taught.  And what is "cream"?  Whole milk in which the batterfat was allowed to rise to the top.  Ah yes, thick creamy substance. 

But SO VERY RICH that we had to "cut" it with milk, to make a liquid for lightening our coffee.  What was left when the Half and Half was siphoned off? SKIMMED MILK. Yeech.

Now what do we have here?  "Fat Free Half and Half"?

A contradiction in terms.  If it is "fat free" it can't be cream, and if it can't be cream it can't be "half and half".

If "no refrigeration" is needed, it can't even be a dairy product. And if you have to shake it, it isn't even all liquid.

I ask you: What IS IT?

It is a grade A patented product that is not for individual sale, so if you want one in your coffee put your nickle away...you can't buy just one.

9 comments:

garnett109 said...

An artificial cow makes that stuff!

chasferris said...

ANSWERING MY OWN QUESTION...from a label on a similiar product:  Corn syrup solids, partially hydrogenated soybean and/or Canola oils, sodium caseinate (a milk derivative), dipotassium Phosphate, Sodium Siliconaluminate, Artificial colors, mono and diglycerides, soy lecithin and artiificial flavors.  and  should not be stored near high heat source.

bamawmn46 said...

yuck.... I just read your comments.... no wonder we are not healthy as a nation anymore!!  I do wish I had to money and the knowledge of having my own little farm, complete with cow, garden and chickens......  

Jackie

plittle said...

Ah, yes. Another fine product of Edible Oils Inc. Years ago, my wife was a waitress at "Chi-Chi's", a popular chain of mexican food restaurants in the late 80s and early 90s. They had top refer to the white stuff on the plates as "sour topping."
-Paul
http://journals.aol.ca/plittle/AuroraWalkingVacation/

jckfrstross said...

Something is very wrong with that picture:( i agree i suppose its soy yuck have you ever tried the soy milk YUCK

Deb

mavarin said...

Well, of course you're right in everything you say here.  But for me, *anything* that comes in a tiny plastic cup thingy like that has always fallen in the category of "non-foods," along with coffee itself. - Karen

plieck30 said...

Sometime I just wish I didn't have to eat but then I don't like pills either. Paula

elleme2 said...

We also have fat-free cream(?) cheese, fat-free sour cream. fat-free cottage cheese, etc.--probably all of similar lineage. Ugh!

mtrib2 said...

I guess it could be said: "Where's the Beef?", however in this case Cow.    mark