Sunday, October 5, 2008
This is Ridiculous
I am making caramel sauce this weekend. I buy raw milk, cream and cheese from a local dairy, but I wasn't sure that I needed anything this week so I didn't order. Then I realized I needed cream for this caramel sauce. I thought pasteurized cream wouldn't make a difference since the sauce is cooked anyway, so I went to my local Walmart to buy some. I picked up three different brands and was very disappointed to find that none were pure cream--they all had additives. Here is the listing of ingredients that I found--cream, skim milk, less than 1% of each of the following: mono and diglycerides, polysorbate 80, and carrageenan. I thought this was ridiculous that I couldn't just buy plain cream, so I told myself I would go to our local Braum's (local dairy and ice cream shop). I thought SURELY they would carry pure cream. They do advertise that their products are hormone-free. Well, sad to say, their cream was the exact same as all the others. So, lesson learned, If I can at all help it, I will never buy cream at the grocery store again. Only pure unadulterated cream for my family, especially after researching those ingredients!