Fat Free Half and Half. What the heck is that?? Isn’t that one of those oxymorons? You know, something that can not be, or is that the wrong usage for oxymoron?
Yet, there it is, in my refrigerator. And there it goes, into my coffee every morning. Back in my day we called that skim milk. But my fat free half and half isn’t thin with a blue cast to it. I guess they add some yellow to it, or something. It is not as thin as skim milk, either. Do you remember when non-fat milk was called skim milk? Milk without the fat. My half and half is fat free. Cream without the fat. They really should be the same thing, wouldn’t you think? But they’re not. One is thin and blue and makes your coffee turn a really unpalatable color. One is thicker and yellow (although not as yellow as real half and half) and makes your coffee look quite palatable.
Okay, now I am curious. I’ve a container of each and I am going to read the ingredients and I shall share my findings with you…..hang on….I must put on my Sherlock Holmes cap and grab my pipe. Must do this right.
And the results? It’s a mystery. There’s potassium in the blue-tinged stuff. Perhaps that’s it. Here, take a look for yourself. See if you can solve it. Take my hat and pipe as well.
Here is the fat free milk (also lactose free.) I am sorry that the photo is sideways. I took it upright. Oh well.
And here is the fat free half and half:
What did you deduce??
I’ve deduced that it is nice to have a little mystery in one’s life. It would be boring if we all knew everything. If we all knew everything, there would be no more “Ah-Ha!” Moments. And those moments leave such a great feeling in their wake, don’t they??