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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-04-2008, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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Heavy cream?

Has anyone else noticed that you can't buy real heavy cream anymore?!
I always bought mine at Trader Joe's 'till one day I noticed it wasn't heavy cream anymore! It was cream, skim milk and carrageenan!! That's not heavy cream! That's some concoction they call heavy cream. Today I went and checked at the supermarket. Sure enough they are all the same. How can they do this?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-05-2008, 06:59 AM
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How strange!! And why? What's wrong with heavy cream!?!? Do you suppose it works the same?

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hmm, I can't say that I've noticed, although I'm not sure I've used "real" heavy cream to know the difference.
I do know that I bought some so called heavy cream just recently. It still looked pretty heavy, whipped up great, and made an excellent chocolate pie.
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Do you mean whipping cream? How odd...I can't imagine it has become a 'gourmet market' item, but maybe. Clotted cream is a gourmet item, but I always thought of whipping cream as ordinary. I didn't think TJ's sold whipping cream....

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I'm surprised. I used to make a dessert that called for whipping cream, and when I was ambitious, I would whip it as a topping. If you make a mistake and whip it too long, you have sweet butter! (Only one time, though. You learn the first time.) I bought it at the grocery store.




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I stopped at the grocery store tonight and actually needed to pick up some cream, so I made a point to look at the ingredients. Most were some concoction of cream, milk and other odd ingredients, but I did manage to find at least one that listed just cream. Deans Heavy Whipping Cream. I also happened to notice that there are 800 calories in just one pint of it!

No shortage of dairy products here in WI, thats for sure.
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800 calories? Oh dear...and there's nothing better than fresh whipped cream.

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I LOVE the taste and texture of real whipping cream! Mmmmmmm!




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If you make a mistake and whip it too long, you have sweet butter! (Only one time, though. You learn the first time.)

I remember learning that lesson when I was a kid!
This heavy (whipping) cream mixture does taste, and act the same but...it's NOT cream!
I had a similar experience last year when I bought "whole organic milk". For some unknown reason, I looked at the ingredients, expecting whole milk and vit D. NO! It was skim milk, powdered milk, ream and something else. I was stunned!
I guess it's just cheaper to make a concoction rather than sell the actual product on the label but I don't understand how that has become legal. Are we not going to be able to buy real dairy foods anymore?? It's a little scary, I think.

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Yea, I don't think heavy cream would ever make it as a diet food. But it's SOOOOO GOOOOD!

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