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Heavy Cream, Really?

Heavy CreamThe 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 is the list of ingredients on a Hannaford’s heavy cream container:

Hannaford Heavy Cream Ingredients

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
Hudson Valley Fresh Ingredients

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 ffatphobic  If we ate more healthy fats, we wouldn’t be so fat (just my 2 cents).


About the author: Felicia has learned the hard way that health, whether good or bad, is a result of daily choices and habits. On this blog, Felicia shares what she’s learned and the healthier choices she now makes as a result of her new knowledge. She hopes to encourage others to experiment to find alternative solutions to nagging problems (she’s also is a bit of a tree hugger and likes to share ways to lighten the toxic burden on the environment).

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  • Mary February 20, 2013, 10:22 am

    Seems to me that Hannaford actual discloses the ingredients that make the cream heavy. Hudson Valley only lists heavy cream without disclosing what they add to the cream to make it heavy!

    • Felicia February 20, 2013, 10:59 am

      Mary, you have a point, but I guess I should have mentioned a few more details in my post. I was prompted to read the ingredients on the back of the Hannaford carton after I poured and tasted my coffee. There was a definite quality difference. After tasting the difference I wanted to see what I was drinking.

      I will contact Hudson Valley Fresh and inquire. As a matter of fact, I’ll send them the link to this post and hopefully they’ll respond.

      By the way, I see that your IP address is the exact same IP address as Hannaford Brothers. Coincidence?
      Hannaford IP:

      Hannaford IP

      Mary IP:

      Mary IP


      I called Hudson Valley Fresh and explained my dilemma. The person I spoke to gave me the cell phone number of Dr. Samuel Simon, President of Hudson Valley Fresh. I asked for him to disclose the ingredients in his heavy cream and his response, “Heavy Cream.” There’s nothing else to say! Full disclosure, two words, heavy cream!