Do You Really Want to Use Commercial Cream?

A little while ago, I was throwing a dinner party for some friends, and at the last minute, I ran out of cream for making whipped cream. So, I sent a friend down to the local store to buy a can of "squirty whipped cream", and she came back with a can of "whipped stuff"! But it wasn't actually squirty whipped cream. This is what she brought back. [holding up can of whipped topping] "Ultra-pasteurized Whipped Topping".

Now, if something doesn't say, "whipped cream" after it, but says, "whipped topping", that's a warning sign. Let me just read you some of the ingredients on the back:

  • Water (well, that's good, isn't it?)
  • Hydrogenated palm kernel oil
  • Sugar
  • Dextrose
  • Sorbitol
  • Sodium caseinate
  • Mono-and-di-glycerides
  • Citric acid
  • Mono glyceride
  • Hydrogenated soybean oil
  • Carrageenan
  • Polysorbate-80
  • Sorbitan monostearate
  • Artificial flavor
  • Salt

And in a little note down at the bottom, it's says, "Contains milk". Is it me, or did I not hear "milk" in any one of those ingredients?

A similar thing happened to me when I went to a breakfast restaurant about a week ago. I don't normally go to these places, but it was for some relatives who were visiting from out of town, and that was what they wanted.

Anyway, I asked for cream with my coffee, and this is what I got [holding up creamer] Looks pretty standard, doesn't it? Until you take a closer look at it: "Non-Dairy Creamer". When I read the ingredients, I noticed it's got nearly the same ingredients as whipped topping.

While pasteurized milk and cream are still not the best, I would much rather have them than sodium caseinate, monodiglycerides, carrageen and polysorbate-80 in my coffee.

I wanted you to be aware of the possibility of accidentally picking up the wrong can or the wrong little container of cream when you're out and about. Be very careful, because you don't want to be putting this stuff in your body. It's absolute poison, and you want to stay as far away from it as possible.

So if you have to buy pasteurized cream or you have to put it in your coffee when you're out and about, just make sure that it really is dairy and that it doesn't contain all this muck.

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