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They're trying to fool us all!

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  1. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    I just went to bloom Bloom * A Different Kind of Grocery Store for some dinner items. (making fresh tomato sauce with a touch of cream over spaghetti with a ribeye steak on top) anywho, I needed to pick up some heavy cream and I noticed while in the cream department they had half and half, however, there was a catch, it was fat free half and half.... what the heck???? that's like asking for fat free pork bacon how the heck do you pull that off?

    Half and Half means half milk and half cream. I guess the milk part could be skim milk, but the cream part would have to be at least 18% fat in order to be called "cream"

    So I have to ask myself, what are they selling? half skim milk and half skim milk? wouldn't that be labeled as skim milk?

    For a product to be fat free, it has to (by USDA standards) have less then .5g of fat per serving. Maybe the half pint carton had 30 servings in it?

    I need to find something better to do with my time lol
     
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    MadMaXXX Mad Man

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    maybe it uses some sort of thickening agent to get the same consistency, but without the fat

    fat free + diet stuff FTL
     
  3. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Doesn't matter how they do it, you can easily thicken milk in many ways. but

    Half in half, is half cream half milk. again cream by USDA stadards has to be at least 18% fat to be labeled cream.

    So they're not selling half and half. They're selling half skim mike and half skim milk with god knows what to thicken it and make it stronger tasting.
    It should be called half and half substitute.
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    +1
     
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    Maybe That's What They Mean By A Diffrent Kind Of Grocery Store????
     
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    Black Widow g2 *princess*

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    did you know Cage Free and Free Range mean different things? There's a lot of things in the higher end food markets now trying to capitalize on people trying to be healthier when they eat. Make sure you know the differences... what 'organic' really means... or just know the marketing they're using. Then compare quality with 'regular' store bought goods. I just hate how it 'appears' that thing are something they really aren't. Don't always trust labeling.
     
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    The Fda Does Not Regulate The Term Organic. Everything Is Organic Ie Matter Can Not Be Created Or Destroyed So Everything Came From The Earth Or It's Relative Vicinity, Hence Everything Is Organic
     
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    Thanks, Socrates.

    P.S. http://www.usda.gov/news/releases/2000/12/0425.htm

    Thanks for playing.
     
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    What the hell is going on here ?
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    I'm back, baby! Ohyeah!
     
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    Indeed.

    and still haven't lost your fire...

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    owned!

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  14. Black Widow g2

    Black Widow g2 *princess*

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    The USDA certifies what's 'organic' and what isn't. but you have to do your own research to see how 'truly' organic it is. ;) After all, I'd rather consult the US Dept of Agriculture over the Food and Drug Administration. I think you're thinking of herbal supplements used for treating ailments. You're right there that the FDA doesn't regulate that... but that's another story.
     
  15. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Ingredients: Nonfat milk, milk*, corn syrup solids, artificial color**, sugar, dipotassium phosphate, sodium citrate, mono and diglycerides*, carageenan, natural and artifical flavors, vitamin A palmitate.

    *Adds a trivial amount of fat

    **An ingredient not normally found in half and half."

    A "serving size" is 2tbs. So as long as 2tbs of the stuff has less than .5g of fat, then they can call it "fat free"

    So, a 20oz container (containing 40tbs) of the stuff could contain 10 grams of pure fat and still be called fat free.

    But that still falls VERY short of the 10% requirement at 1.765% fat.


    Hellllooo false advertizing. Its thickened colored skim milk. labled half n half. End of story.
     
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    FDA/CFSAN - Federal/State Food Programs: Milk Memorandum

    huh
     
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    I love being a skinny motherfucker, sometimes. No dieting, no having to watch out for fat or calorie intakes. I buy what I want and I would have never noticed a half and half, fat free. Hell i'd probably have not even looked at the fat free version if I was getting some half and half.
     
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