The other morning I ran out of creamer for my coffee so I took a quick run to the local Hannaford’s grocery store. I usually buy heavy cream produced by Hudson Valley Fresh but Hannaford’s didn’t have any. I didn’t feel like traipsing across town to track down Hudson Valley Fresh (not too many stores in my area keep it stocked) so I bought Hannaford’s brand of heavy cream.
I got the heavy cream home made my cup of coffee and then I looked at the ingredients on Hannaford’s heavy cream container. Why did I go and do that? I was so disappointed to see there were ingredients more than just heavy cream. The sad part of the list is the last ingredient said “contains: milk.” Really?
Here are the list of ingredients on a Hannaford’s heavy cream container:
- Carrageenan: Linked to inflammation and colon cancer
- Mono & Diglycerides: Another name for trans fats
- Polysorbate 80: An irritant that shouldn’t be ingested
- Contains: Milk
When I did my weekly shopping, I made sure to go to a store that carries Hudson Valley Fresh. I now buy enough so I won’t have to buy chemical cream. I freeze what I can’t use immediately. Hudson Valley Fresh’s heavy cream list of ingredients are as follows:
- Heavy cream
It saddens me to see that even the simplest of foods are doctored and adulterated with unnecessary chemicals. Hannaford should change their Heavy Cream label to read “Heavy Cream and Stuff.”
Side Note: If I wanted to buy Hudson Valley Fresh half & half, the shelves were stocked full of it, but the full fat heavy cream is difficult to come by. It’s interesting that our sick and overweight society is fat phobic. If we ate more healthy fats, we wouldn’t be so fat (just my 2 cents).