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Check out the label on that sour cream container!!

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Check out the label on that sour cream container!!

Howard-2 | Feb 7, 2005 07:55 PM

The other day I bought a container of the store-brand regular sour cream of a major supermarket retailer in the west. When I got it home it looked awfully "soupy". That led me to read the label, I was shocked to see this list of ingredients:

cultured cream, grade A whey, modified food starch, sodium phosphate, sodium citrate, guar gum, carageenan, calcium sulface, potassium sorbate (preservative) and locust bean gum.

WHAT IS UP WITH THIS??? I went back to the supermarket and checkec out the labels of several competing brands, (all of them major brands for this area of the country) and every one, except one, listed these ingredients. Only one brand listed one ingredient, "cultured cream" or something like that.

Can anyone provide any addl info about this? Is this happening all over the country? I'm shocked and dismayed to find this going on. For me, the bottom line is, I'm going to be reading the labels much more carefully on ALL the products I buy--and maybe consider making my own dairy products.

I'm really disgusted at this.

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