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  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 8,434 Member Member Posts: 8,434 Member
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Personally, I think Cool Whip tastes awful, and has a revolting texture. Usually, it ruins any recipe it's added to, too, for me; there's an occasional recipe exception.

    I get that others really like it, but I've never understood why. (I was 11 years old when it was introduced. It was immediately and immensely popular. Part of the reason was convenience, but a lot of people liked it. Originally, in my social set, people would still make actual whipped cream for holidays and special occasions as a topping, using Cool Whip in the more routine cases. Gradually, it replaced whipped cream on special occasions, too.)

    I did as a kid but not now at all. I prefer thick home made coconut whipped if any.

    same here...it's just not a good product imho...and coconut whipped 'cream' is fabulous!
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,289 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,289 Member
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Personally, I think Cool Whip tastes awful, and has a revolting texture. Usually, it ruins any recipe it's added to, too, for me; there's an occasional recipe exception.

    I get that others really like it, but I've never understood why. (I was 11 years old when it was introduced. It was immediately and immensely popular. Part of the reason was convenience, but a lot of people liked it. Originally, in my social set, people would still make actual whipped cream for holidays and special occasions as a topping, using Cool Whip in the more routine cases. Gradually, it replaced whipped cream on special occasions, too.)

    I did as a kid but not now at all. I prefer thick home made coconut whipped if any.

    same here...it's just not a good product imho...and coconut whipped 'cream' is fabulous!

    what grosses me out about cool whip is the film of oil it leaves in your mouth
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 8,434 Member Member Posts: 8,434 Member
    PAPYRUS3 wrote: »
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Personally, I think Cool Whip tastes awful, and has a revolting texture. Usually, it ruins any recipe it's added to, too, for me; there's an occasional recipe exception.

    I get that others really like it, but I've never understood why. (I was 11 years old when it was introduced. It was immediately and immensely popular. Part of the reason was convenience, but a lot of people liked it. Originally, in my social set, people would still make actual whipped cream for holidays and special occasions as a topping, using Cool Whip in the more routine cases. Gradually, it replaced whipped cream on special occasions, too.)

    I did as a kid but not now at all. I prefer thick home made coconut whipped if any.

    same here...it's just not a good product imho...and coconut whipped 'cream' is fabulous!

    what grosses me out about cool whip is the film of oil it leaves in your mouth

    Yes...it's been forever since I've had it - but was absolutely something I remember hating about it.
  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Member Posts: 6,064 Member Member Posts: 6,064 Member
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    I really do not like to go to restaurants. Even if it is take out I much prefer to eat at home

    Same! I would much rather eat my own food any day.
  • AndreaTamiraAndreaTamira Member, Premium Posts: 181 Member Member, Premium Posts: 181 Member
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    I really do not like to go to restaurants. Even if it is take out I much prefer to eat at home

    Conversely, I like to eat out and think there is nothing wrong about a person eating in a restaurant on their own. - Well, if they can afford it. (Same about going to the cinema alone, but this is a food-thread...)
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Personally, I think Cool Whip tastes awful, and has a revolting texture. Usually, it ruins any recipe it's added to, too, for me; there's an occasional recipe exception.

    I get that others really like it, but I've never understood why. (I was 11 years old when it was introduced. It was immediately and immensely popular. Part of the reason was convenience, but a lot of people liked it. Originally, in my social set, people would still make actual whipped cream for holidays and special occasions as a topping, using Cool Whip in the more routine cases. Gradually, it replaced whipped cream on special occasions, too.)
    Cool Whip is an American brand of that ready whipped cream in a can, right? - The stuff I had before (different brand, probably not quite the same) is ok, but nothing like actual whipped cream (or coconut whipped cream, either). - I have never seen anybody use that stuff for anything but very "lazy" occasions, though. (Or for kids' birthdays. I guess if you stressed about everything else you dont want to add whipping cream for hot chocolate or cake for 15 kids of whom then suddenly only 5 want whipped cream..)
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 18,063 Member Member, Premium Posts: 18,063 Member
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    I really do not like to go to restaurants. Even if it is take out I much prefer to eat at home

    Conversely, I like to eat out and think there is nothing wrong about a person eating in a restaurant on their own. - Well, if they can afford it. (Same about going to the cinema alone, but this is a food-thread...)
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Personally, I think Cool Whip tastes awful, and has a revolting texture. Usually, it ruins any recipe it's added to, too, for me; there's an occasional recipe exception.

    I get that others really like it, but I've never understood why. (I was 11 years old when it was introduced. It was immediately and immensely popular. Part of the reason was convenience, but a lot of people liked it. Originally, in my social set, people would still make actual whipped cream for holidays and special occasions as a topping, using Cool Whip in the more routine cases. Gradually, it replaced whipped cream on special occasions, too.)
    Cool Whip is an American brand of that ready whipped cream in a can, right? - The stuff I had before (different brand, probably not quite the same) is ok, but nothing like actual whipped cream (or coconut whipped cream, either). - I have never seen anybody use that stuff for anything but very "lazy" occasions, though. (Or for kids' birthdays. I guess if you stressed about everything else you dont want to add whipping cream for hot chocolate or cake for 15 kids of whom then suddenly only 5 want whipped cream..)

    No, Cool Whip is a concoction that comes frozen, in a plastic tub. The stuff in cans usually bears some taste/texture similarity to whipped cream: It's edible. Cool Whip is more a distant hint.

    There are various subtypes of Cool Whip, but the ingredients in the classic one are:
    Water, Corn Syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Coconut And Palm Kernel Oils), Skim Milk, Contains Less Than 2% Of Light Cream, Sodium Caseinate (From Milk), Natural And Artificial Flavor, Xanthan And Guar Gums, Modified Food Starch, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Monostearate, Sodium Polyphosphate, Beta Carotene (Color).

    As someone else said, it has an odd oily quality, and is viscous, plastic-y, super sweet. Different product by far from whipped cream in cans.
    edited November 2020
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member, Premium Posts: 6,458 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,458 Member
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    I really do not like to go to restaurants. Even if it is take out I much prefer to eat at home

    Conversely, I like to eat out and think there is nothing wrong about a person eating in a restaurant on their own. - Well, if they can afford it. (Same about going to the cinema alone, but this is a food-thread...)

    I like to eat out too. There are a lot of restaurants where food is prepared in more interesting ways than I might think of, or with tremendous skill that inspires me, or involving cuisine I don't know how to cook as well (or in some cases that are new to me). I like my own cooking too, but these give me things just cooking for myself does not. (I agree with you about eating in a restaurant on one's own in theory, but I find it harder than I should -- too bad, as pre corona I used to travel a bunch for work, and often in a situation where there weren't others to dine with, and going to a local, interesting place, even if alone, is always better than eating at the hotel.)
    edited November 2020
  • PAPYRUS3PAPYRUS3 Member Posts: 8,434 Member Member Posts: 8,434 Member
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    I really do not like to go to restaurants. Even if it is take out I much prefer to eat at home

    Same! I would much rather eat my own food any day.

    Add me to the mix when it comes to the typical 'chain' type places...however, I love going to some of the authentic, international restaurants (Ethiopian/Lebanese/Indian, Japanese etc., ).
  • ejbronteejbronte Member Posts: 861 Member Member Posts: 861 Member
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    like this looks great
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    I love pork chops and tenderloin (they tend to have more fat when purchased from a farm, IME, due to the different breeds used, but I also don't have some kind of blanket preference for fattier meat, depends on what I'm making). Having pork shoulder tonight, however. (Bacon and ham are tasty enough, but foods I don't have often and don't really miss.)

    For me ground lamb, ground beef, and ground pork are all good, and it depends on the application.

    Okay, yes to pork shoulder too. basicall, the fattier it is the better, Have just had way too many dry chops and loins

    Ah, we part company here: I've never been fond of pork, and I've found that sometimes I have a negative reaction to it anyway. And I dislike fatty meat. For me it's lean all the way.
  • AndreaTamiraAndreaTamira Member, Premium Posts: 181 Member Member, Premium Posts: 181 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »

    No, Cool Whip is a concoction that comes frozen, in a plastic tub. The stuff in cans usually bears some taste/texture similarity to whipped cream: It's edible. Cool Whip is more a distant hint.

    There are various subtypes of Cool Whip, but the ingredients in the classic one are:
    Water, Corn Syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Coconut And Palm Kernel Oils), Skim Milk, Contains Less Than 2% Of Light Cream, Sodium Caseinate (From Milk), Natural And Artificial Flavor, Xanthan And Guar Gums, Modified Food Starch, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Monostearate, Sodium Polyphosphate, Beta Carotene (Color).

    As someone else said, it has an odd oily quality, and is viscous, plastic-y, super sweet. Different product by far from whipped cream in cans.
    senalay788 wrote: »
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    And as other have stated, its f'ing gross.

    Thanks guys. Everytime I read Cool Whip in the past I imagined the whipped cream in a can stuff. Now I know better. This seems...interesting.

  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Member Posts: 6,064 Member Member Posts: 6,064 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »

    No, Cool Whip is a concoction that comes frozen, in a plastic tub. The stuff in cans usually bears some taste/texture similarity to whipped cream: It's edible. Cool Whip is more a distant hint.

    There are various subtypes of Cool Whip, but the ingredients in the classic one are:
    Water, Corn Syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Coconut And Palm Kernel Oils), Skim Milk, Contains Less Than 2% Of Light Cream, Sodium Caseinate (From Milk), Natural And Artificial Flavor, Xanthan And Guar Gums, Modified Food Starch, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Monostearate, Sodium Polyphosphate, Beta Carotene (Color).

    As someone else said, it has an odd oily quality, and is viscous, plastic-y, super sweet. Different product by far from whipped cream in cans.
    senalay788 wrote: »
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    And as other have stated, its f'ing gross.

    Thanks guys. Everytime I read Cool Whip in the past I imagined the whipped cream in a can stuff. Now I know better. This seems...interesting.

    I refused to eat cool whip or whipped cream as a kid because I hated it. I actually can never remember even trying cool whip until I tried it a few months ago for the first time. It is like a SUPER light version of soft serve almost. It reminded me a lot more of ice cream than the whipped cream in a can. I always imagined it would just taste like whipped cream from a can but in a big tub, lol.
    edited November 2020
  • leahjones6969leahjones6969 Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    I absolutely despise cheese in any form
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 18,063 Member Member, Premium Posts: 18,063 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »

    No, Cool Whip is a concoction that comes frozen, in a plastic tub. The stuff in cans usually bears some taste/texture similarity to whipped cream: It's edible. Cool Whip is more a distant hint.

    There are various subtypes of Cool Whip, but the ingredients in the classic one are:
    Water, Corn Syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Coconut And Palm Kernel Oils), Skim Milk, Contains Less Than 2% Of Light Cream, Sodium Caseinate (From Milk), Natural And Artificial Flavor, Xanthan And Guar Gums, Modified Food Starch, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Monostearate, Sodium Polyphosphate, Beta Carotene (Color).

    As someone else said, it has an odd oily quality, and is viscous, plastic-y, super sweet. Different product by far from whipped cream in cans.
    senalay788 wrote: »
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    And as other have stated, its f'ing gross.

    Thanks guys. Everytime I read Cool Whip in the past I imagined the whipped cream in a can stuff. Now I know better. This seems...interesting.

    You're being much too kind to it here, trust me.

    glassyo wrote: »
    senalay788 wrote: »
    VegjoyP wrote: »
    I really do not like to go to restaurants. Even if it is take out I much prefer to eat at home

    Conversely, I like to eat out and think there is nothing wrong about a person eating in a restaurant on their own. - Well, if they can afford it. (Same about going to the cinema alone, but this is a food-thread...)
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Personally, I think Cool Whip tastes awful, and has a revolting texture. Usually, it ruins any recipe it's added to, too, for me; there's an occasional recipe exception.

    I get that others really like it, but I've never understood why. (I was 11 years old when it was introduced. It was immediately and immensely popular. Part of the reason was convenience, but a lot of people liked it. Originally, in my social set, people would still make actual whipped cream for holidays and special occasions as a topping, using Cool Whip in the more routine cases. Gradually, it replaced whipped cream on special occasions, too.)
    Cool Whip is an American brand of that ready whipped cream in a can, right? - The stuff I had before (different brand, probably not quite the same) is ok, but nothing like actual whipped cream (or coconut whipped cream, either). - I have never seen anybody use that stuff for anything but very "lazy" occasions, though. (Or for kids' birthdays. I guess if you stressed about everything else you dont want to add whipping cream for hot chocolate or cake for 15 kids of whom then suddenly only 5 want whipped cream..)

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    And as other have stated, its f'ing gross.

    *cough* I kinda like it.

    And adding sugar free fat free cheesecake pudding mix is, dare I say it, a game changer.

    IMO only, it's not like double negatives in grammer: Adding two non-food products together does not create a food.

    And I say this from a personal taste/texture desirability perspective on what consitute "food", not from any kind of "cleanness", dietary "purity", or health/nutrition standpoint. I freely admit eating things that are "unclean", not dietarily "pure", make no meaningful contribution to health/nutrition . . . if they taste good and feel nice in my mouth.

    I admit, I haven't had *cheesecake" flavor, but I've had other sugar free fat free pudding mix, and I would like never ever to have any again, please and thank you. Most cheesecake "flavored" things I've tried have been regretted, too.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,289 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,289 Member
    I absolutely despise cheese in any form

    GASP
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,289 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,289 Member
    soft shell tacos > hard
  • getitambgetitamb Member Posts: 2,012 Member Member Posts: 2,012 Member
    RAinWA wrote: »
    Kale should be eradicated from the planet

    Facts!!

  • southheadstefsouthheadstef Member Posts: 45 Member Member Posts: 45 Member
    (To cwolfman13) I agree about doughnuts- unless they are hot and rolled in cinnamon and sugar! Easy to resist, anyway ;)
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