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Light cream vs half and half

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Light cream vs half and half

joy314 | Jan 6, 2014 05:51 PM

I grew up in the northeast where light cream was on every grocery store's dairy shelf. I live in Maryland now and, although not impossible, it is harder to find. For that reason I switched to half and half in my coffee years ago. I wanted to try light cream again, so I reached for a container when I saw it in the store yesterday, but quickly reshelved it when I saw emulsifiers and stabilizers in the ingredients list. I looked at the carton of half and half and saw only milk and cream listed in the ingredients. So what's the deal here? I would prefer to buy cream that is just cream. Why would light cream need additives and not half and half? CAN one buy light cream with no additives? If so, where?

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