View Full Version : Canadians...where to find FF half-and-half??
I have never seen fat-free half and half in Canadian grocery stores...have any of my fellow Canucks had success finding it? And if we don't have it, what could used as a sub?
08-25-2003, 12:39 PM
I don't think (other Canucks, feel free to correct me if I'm wrong) that we have "fat free" half and half for the same reason we don't have "fat-free" cream cheese (ultra-light, instead) -- different labelling laws. In the States, if something has less than a certain percentage of fat per serving manufacturers can legally call it fat-free (verily, if it has fewer than five calories per serving, they can call it "calorie free"). You can't do that here.
All I've seen, anywhere, is 5% half and half. Which I have used in cooking and baking with success, despite the fact that it is very far removed from the cow from which some of it may -- supposedly -- have sprung! :rolleyes:
08-25-2003, 01:22 PM
I've never seen it either, but I didn't know about those labelling laws. I think the 5% half and half can be pretty hard to find also.
Also, I have only seen light Cool Whip once and that was at Walmart. In my area it is next to impossible to find a parking space and the line ups run so long that it is not really possible to go there to buy it.
08-25-2003, 01:51 PM
Well, every store round here sells it... Sealtest and another kind. We also have (woo!) UltraLight Cool Whip. None of the Cool Whip Free, though. Canada still seems to be kind of iffy about anything with sugar substitutes.
I'm in KW, and mostly shop at Zehrs or Sobeys... so, Julie, you could prolly find it at Fortino's.
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