Looking for alternatives to sugar-filled treats? Click here!


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 diglyceridespolysorbate 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!

2 comments:

  1. I had no idea. The last time I bought grocery story cream, I thought it was just cream. Lesson learned: frequently read labels of even "known" products. I had a raspberry syrup I used to buy that was just raspberries and sugar, but the last time I bought it, it was raspberries and high fructose corn syrup. Yuck!

    Thanks for the eye-opener.
    :)
    Justine

    ReplyDelete
  2. It is amazing how these foods change and most of us don't realize it. Food is not the same as when I was a kid, but it's not even the same as it was, say, five years ago. Reading labels on everything is a must because things are changing so rapidly.

    :)

    ReplyDelete