Made with Real Cream!
Welcome to the latest edition of Guess the Food, the online game show where I give you ingredients and you (typically very quickly) tell me what the food is! Yay! Let’s play!
This food is a very common one, but I had never really noticed that the main marketing message on the front of the package is “MADE WITH REAL CREAM.” I guess I didn’t even know FAKE CREAM was a thing.
But I guess maybe using real food is a perk these days, right?
Okay, let’s dive in!
I would describe this as a luxury food. Not something you want to eat everyday probably, but I must admit I like it on occasion, especially in the winter.
I was shocked to see seven servings in this jar, as it wasn’t very big. I’m sure I’ve eaten like 4 servings of this stuff by myself before. Turning to the nutrition info, it has a lot of double digit percentages, usually a bad sign for me. And, none of them are in the positive categories (fiber, protein).
So this is definitely a thing that would require a salad on the side in my book. Let’s see where this breakdown comes from!
Okay, in order of most used, by volume:
Water – Good old H2O! I’m surprised the label didn’t say, “Made with REAL WATER!”
Cream – There it is. Ingredient two. So this is essentially watered down cream. Word.
Butter – More cream but in solid state. Delicious.
Parmesan Cheese – More dairy but in an a more solid state! Intriguing.
Soybean Oil – Definitely not dairy. Used to thicken things generally.
Modified Corn Starch – A big time thickener. So water it down and then thicken it. Got it.
Enzyme Modified Egg Yolk – I believe this process ensures the egg yolk is good to go at room temperature.
Sherry Wine – You could’ve asked me to name 400 ingredients in this food and I would’ve never got to this one. But there ya go.
Romano Cheese – Sweet. More cheese!
Salt – Gotta have it.
Whey – The leftovers from cheese. Lotsa dairy!
Yeast Extract – Gives some umami savory flavors to this.
Disodium Phosphate – Used to provent coagulation and control the PH of foods.
Xanthan Gum – More thickeners!
Garlic Powder – Yum!
Spices – Vague. But yum!
Natural Flavors – Even more vague, but flavorful!
Guess the Food?!
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