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Heavy Cream Brands without Additives

Commented on September 23, 2014
Created January 19, 2011 at 10:47 PM

I swear I bought some heavy cream at Trader Joe's that was totally free of additives.

My most recent purchase there has carrageenan. Not sure how awful the stuff is (if at all) but I'd rather have 100% cream.

Anyone know of any "clean" brands? Even the organic brands have additives it seems...

513587882111828e619d66f2a146b627

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on November 10, 2013
at 02:37 PM

Hat damn! It's sold at the Hy-Vee in Sycamore! I will be getting some heavy cream and whole milk this afternoon!

34f00c7b4e5738cf04ead1a012a14ed1

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on February 14, 2013
at 04:42 AM

+1 for the Kalona recommendation! I also live in Chicago and it's the only brand of dairy I've been buying. Although, I must say I don't care for the butter as much as other brands. (in particular, I really enjoy the taste of Presidente butter. It's supposed to be grassfed imported from France and they add a lactic acid culture to improve the taste.) Kalona's sour cream is so heavenly!

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on February 14, 2013
at 04:40 AM

I'm pretty sure they are grass fed. Both are here in Sonoma county and you see the cows dotting the hillsides. I think most dairies do have grain in bins for the cows to munch on while being milked, though. If you buy Organic Pastures in California it's probably grass fed too, but remember most other states don't grassfeed year round because there's no grass in winter.

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on November 01, 2012
at 09:46 PM

Yeah, I became absolutely addicted to the Kalona cream this past summer. I realized I love cream + berries more than ice cream and used that combination to keep my summer ice cream cravings at bay. I get mine at my local Whole Foods.

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on March 15, 2012
at 06:09 AM

Yeah, I think that's the only way they sell it. I can't make it through a carton, either. I typically have turned the excess into butter, creme fraiche, whatever. You're welcome!

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

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on March 14, 2012
at 10:58 PM

Yes, it's good stuff. I can only find it by the half gallon, though. Although I can almost get through a half gallon before it goes bad. Thanks for the answer!

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on May 19, 2011
at 11:00 PM

Jules- awesome! It's really good isn't it? Hubs and I are making a run to Chambersburg in a few days to stock up on their awesome butter and icecream (sugar, but no artificial ingredients in their chocolate).

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on May 19, 2011
at 12:23 PM

I recently got Trickling Springs whole milk and heavy cream at Whole Foods in Annapolis, MD; it was great (well, boyfriend drank all the milk, but the cream was great) and I love the glass bottles!

Cf5c9ba3c06cf300ae23c52778dfd317

(545)

on March 07, 2011
at 02:30 AM

I get Kalona cream here in Colorado. It is absolutely divine!

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on February 17, 2011
at 07:23 PM

Perfect! I get about 3 pints/wk of the Clover Farms. I like the Strauss one too in the glass bottle, but they charge an extra $1.50 for the glass, then you gotta bring it back to them to get your deposit back. Kinda lame. Also, the Trader Joes brand is a great alternative option, but I only get that one when I am not near a Whole Foods. The Clover Farms is perfectly smooth, while the TJs brand is extremely thick and gooey, like white glue. We use that one for homemade ice cream. And if you live in CA and have loads of $$, get the very best at Henry's or Sprouts, Organic Pastures Raw Cream!

Ca2f276a3f60f82b0e44f7ce8b626357

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on February 12, 2011
at 07:26 PM

Calma Optimal Foods (5157 West Addison Street) carries the Kalona heavy cream.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

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on January 31, 2011
at 01:53 AM

I missed these updates earlier - oh well. I saw Kalona milk, goat milk, etc at my Whole Foods, but no cream. I'll have to make a request. And I just drove by the one off of North Ave last night on my way to dinner, I should've stopped in! And @melissa, yes - that one is huge. Just like the one up in Northbrook. The one by me in Sauganash is tiny compared to those.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on January 21, 2011
at 02:36 AM

Go Midwest! . . .

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on January 21, 2011
at 02:29 AM

Alas, Organic Pastures is only sold in California.

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on January 21, 2011
at 02:28 AM

Ah! Super Natural was the one I was trying to remember above, that I saw in Whole Foods in WI (but does not seem to be sold in them in CA). Fantastic cream.

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on January 21, 2011
at 02:26 AM

Yeah the raw milk thing is frustrating. The farm we bought raw milk from in WI only does it under the table and even in California it's hard to find (and really expensive).

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on January 21, 2011
at 02:23 AM

I also noticed this. And so then I assumed that all the big ones did not have carrageenan and all the small ones did. But then I think at some point I found big ones that *did* have carrageenan. Very confusing.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on January 21, 2011
at 02:21 AM

I think it is bigger. It has a bar inside and you can carry your wine around with you when you shop. A little ridiculous.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on January 21, 2011
at 02:12 AM

In my case both boxes were yellow; only visible difference was the size.

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(5838)

on January 21, 2011
at 01:45 AM

This is the exact one I have. Yellow box?

C804b1637cc45d2b8f775c51bfcc4c4d

on January 20, 2011
at 04:15 PM

I drink Strauss because I like the way it tastes, and their milk is never homogenized, only flash pasteurized. It's a lille more spendy but worth it. Due to them not homogenizing the milk though it tends to only last about a week, so drink it fast. I love it, and won't drink any other milk anymore, unless I decide to buy a local goat or cow for the raw milk. Unfortunately, the FDA is cracking down on the raw milk industry.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 20, 2011
at 02:53 PM

A Whole Foods mothership, hmmm. Is it bigger and better than all the rest? The closest one to me is 30 miles.

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

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on January 20, 2011
at 05:28 AM

*lol* Would you believe that I still haven't tried whipping my cream yet? I wish that raw milk was legal in every state, but I'm so grateful for these companies that do the low-temp pasteurizing. It gives me options when I can't get out to the farm.

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

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on January 20, 2011
at 05:24 AM

wjones3044- They really are great, but like mari, I think the TSC is hands down the best if you can get it. Also, I forgot to mention Seven Stars, which is also VAT (low temp) pasteurized and grassfed, and is excellent quality and easier to get nationally. mari- I totally agree- TSC is superior in every way to any other brand that I've had. I even prefer it to my 100% grassfed raw! Oddly, the raw is easier to get... I forgot about the grain supplementation for NbN- that explains why I'm not as thrilled with the flavor.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on January 20, 2011
at 04:22 AM

Hi Kent, they definitely have it at the South Loop store on Roosevelt, because we just got it there a few days ago, but I think we've also gotten it at the "mothership," which is what we call the new store just off North Ave, near the river.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on January 20, 2011
at 03:49 AM

WCC Paul, huh - I'll have to look for that. Which Whole Foods do you shop at? I know I've seen Kalona eggs in my Whole Foods (Sauganash, north side), but I don't recall seeing the cream. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled, or maybe take a special trip every now and again :)

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on January 20, 2011
at 03:11 AM

That is odd. I could swear I had Organic Valley at one point that had zero additives. That might explain it.

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

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on January 20, 2011
at 03:09 AM

This sounds excellent. Will look into Whole Foods (or maybe I can get lucky and my co-op will be able to order it...).

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on January 20, 2011
at 01:50 AM

I just looked at the website and they say they vat-pasteurize at 145, not 155. But maybe that applies to the other milk products, but not the cream? The cream is tasty.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 20, 2011
at 01:46 AM

I saw the Kalona yogurt and milk today at my local specialty store, but did not see heavy cream! I'll have to look more closely or request it.

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on January 20, 2011
at 01:34 AM

Also nbn says it is homogenized, which I'm not thrilled about. Can you tell which one I prefer yet?

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on January 20, 2011
at 01:26 AM

Just read jcb's answer and the grain supplement on NBN might explain the difference in color in the winter.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on January 20, 2011
at 01:24 AM

These are both great. Tsc has a richer color and tastes a bit better I think though. It is low temp pasteurized as well.

Efc949694a31043bfce9ec86e8235cd7

(970)

on January 20, 2011
at 12:12 AM

Yup! Strauss it is! Thanks, Steph!

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on January 20, 2011
at 12:02 AM

Strauss is the glass bottle one. I buy one of the two same brands here in Northern Cali. In Wisconsin last week, they had a completely different brand of cream/milk i'd never seen before in a larger plastic bottle (nice to not have to buy a million little containers!) but the name is escaping me. It also claimed 100% grass fed!

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

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on January 19, 2011
at 11:56 PM

These sound great. Now let's see if I can find them in Ohio...

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

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on January 19, 2011
at 11:55 PM

I will check out the Whole Foods. Thanks!

E7a462d6e99fec7e8f0ddda11b34a770

(1638)

on January 19, 2011
at 11:39 PM

Oops - WordVixen got in there while I was typing ... but I heartily second her opinions.

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47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on January 20, 2011
at 01:27 AM

Hey Wjones, I got something for you. There's a brand that's been showing up a lot in Chicago, and they recently overhauled their product line. It's Kalona SuperNatural, and their cream (I've got some in front of me right now) is organic, grass-fed, non-homogenized, with no added hormones -- and "vat-pasteurized at 155 ??F." Sounds good, right?

Kalona is located in Iowa, but if you look at their locations page you'll see that although they don't sell anywhere in Ohio, they do sell in plenty of places outside the Midwest, and they do sell at a lot of Whole Foods stores, so I'd bet that if you talked to your local Whole Foods about it you could get them to order some, since the company is used to doing business with Kalona.

Looks like it's actually a consortium of farms, but they say they know everyone who provides products for their label, and there's lots of good stuff on the site like this:

Our organic products are among the most supremely natural and nutritious dairy products on the market. That???s because we believe in doing less???not more???when it comes to our food. Our milk comes from small, sustainable farms with average herds of 35 cows. We process the milk at the lowest temperature possible, allowing us to deliver our products in their most natural state. That means Kalona SuperNatural??? products not only taste fresh, they are fresh.

Hope they're not pulling a fast one on us. Looks like it's for real.

[Update Edit:] This company now sells small-sized containers of their heavy cream. 8 oz, as opposed to a quart, which is the only size they had before. Probably better to buy the large size to save on money and packaging, but just in case you need a little to-go boost it's there ...

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 20, 2011
at 02:53 PM

A Whole Foods mothership, hmmm. Is it bigger and better than all the rest? The closest one to me is 30 miles.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on January 20, 2011
at 01:46 AM

I saw the Kalona yogurt and milk today at my local specialty store, but did not see heavy cream! I'll have to look more closely or request it.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on January 20, 2011
at 04:22 AM

Hi Kent, they definitely have it at the South Loop store on Roosevelt, because we just got it there a few days ago, but I think we've also gotten it at the "mothership," which is what we call the new store just off North Ave, near the river.

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8878)

on January 20, 2011
at 03:09 AM

This sounds excellent. Will look into Whole Foods (or maybe I can get lucky and my co-op will be able to order it...).

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on January 20, 2011
at 01:50 AM

I just looked at the website and they say they vat-pasteurize at 145, not 155. But maybe that applies to the other milk products, but not the cream? The cream is tasty.

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on January 21, 2011
at 02:28 AM

Ah! Super Natural was the one I was trying to remember above, that I saw in Whole Foods in WI (but does not seem to be sold in them in CA). Fantastic cream.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on January 20, 2011
at 03:49 AM

WCC Paul, huh - I'll have to look for that. Which Whole Foods do you shop at? I know I've seen Kalona eggs in my Whole Foods (Sauganash, north side), but I don't recall seeing the cream. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled, or maybe take a special trip every now and again :)

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on January 21, 2011
at 02:36 AM

Go Midwest! . . .

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on January 21, 2011
at 02:21 AM

I think it is bigger. It has a bar inside and you can carry your wine around with you when you shop. A little ridiculous.

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on January 31, 2011
at 01:53 AM

I missed these updates earlier - oh well. I saw Kalona milk, goat milk, etc at my Whole Foods, but no cream. I'll have to make a request. And I just drove by the one off of North Ave last night on my way to dinner, I should've stopped in! And @melissa, yes - that one is huge. Just like the one up in Northbrook. The one by me in Sauganash is tiny compared to those.

Ca2f276a3f60f82b0e44f7ce8b626357

(0)

on February 12, 2011
at 07:26 PM

Calma Optimal Foods (5157 West Addison Street) carries the Kalona heavy cream.

Cf5c9ba3c06cf300ae23c52778dfd317

(545)

on March 07, 2011
at 02:30 AM

I get Kalona cream here in Colorado. It is absolutely divine!

Ff5307d657eb7bbcc526dc7cf1ddd7fd

(460)

on November 01, 2012
at 09:46 PM

Yeah, I became absolutely addicted to the Kalona cream this past summer. I realized I love cream + berries more than ice cream and used that combination to keep my summer ice cream cravings at bay. I get mine at my local Whole Foods.

34f00c7b4e5738cf04ead1a012a14ed1

(996)

on February 14, 2013
at 04:42 AM

+1 for the Kalona recommendation! I also live in Chicago and it's the only brand of dairy I've been buying. Although, I must say I don't care for the butter as much as other brands. (in particular, I really enjoy the taste of Presidente butter. It's supposed to be grassfed imported from France and they add a lactic acid culture to improve the taste.) Kalona's sour cream is so heavenly!

513587882111828e619d66f2a146b627

(198)

on November 10, 2013
at 02:37 PM

Hat damn! It's sold at the Hy-Vee in Sycamore! I will be getting some heavy cream and whole milk this afternoon!

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Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on March 07, 2011
at 01:21 AM

There are 4 brands in San Diego that I have been able to identify as "qualified", specifically that there is only one single ingredient: the CREAM, baby!

  • Clover Farms Heavy Cream - Ingredients: Organic pasteurized cream.

    Available at Whole Foods for $3.39 per pint

    *Review: It tastes perfect, smooth, and very consistent. It's organic and not ultra-pasteurized. Like Travis with Organic Valley's pasture butter, I probably buy enough of this to put the owner's kids through college.

  • Straus Creamery Heavy Cream - Ingredients: Organic pasteurized cream.

    Available at Whole Foods for $3.99 per pint (plus $1.50 refundable deposit for glass bottle)

    Review: A very good cream and their website has a lot of great info and claims that their cows' diet is about 80% grass fed. It's organic and not ultra-pasteurized. But I'm not big on the glass bottle deposit. It's kinda a hassle to have to wash em out and bring em back in. Plus even without the deposit, it's more expensive than Clover Farms.

  • Trader Joe's Organic Heavy Cream - Ingredients: Organic pasteurized cream.

    Available at Trader Joe's for $3.29 per pint

    Review: Good clean taste, but very thick and gluey. It's so thick that we usually transfer it to a glass jar from the carton because if not the mouth opening of the cardboard carton gets all messy from the cream sticking to it. Overall, I will buy this in a pinch or when there's not a Whole Foods nearby.

  • Organic Pastures Cream - Ingredients: Raw cream from 100% grass pastured cows

    Available at Henry's and Sprouts for $11.99 per pint

    Review: Well, I wish I could say I buy this cream. I just cannot justify the price. Weird thing is... I remember seeing it for $6.99 per pint in late summer and thought that was pricey, but then literally overnight, the price tag changed to $10.99, and now $11.99. Maybe it's seasonal? Anyway the only time I've tried this is in homemade ice cream that my sister made. She used 2 pints of this and a quart of their raw milk. It was, quite literally, the very best ice cream I have ever tasted. This is the 'cream of the crop' folks <-- yes, I know.

So there you have it. If anyone knows of another brand, I'd love to know too. One request I have for the creameries... how come they are not available to purchase in larger sizes than by the pint? Also, a personal goal next time I go to the East coast... hunt down some Tricking Springs pasture butter and heavy cream!

1b29ef9761da67fa9f5f57b33e9a150d

on September 23, 2014
at 09:20 PM

Hi,

 

Unfortunately, Trader Joe's Heavy Whipping cream DOES contain CARRAGEENAN.  I know this first hand.  There is a lot of misinformation on many websites about Trader Joe's Heavy Whipping Cream not containing this food additive.  But, in fact, it does.  I had read the same thing and went to buy it.  I was really disappointed to see that it does contain carrageenan. 

 

Beth

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Efc949694a31043bfce9ec86e8235cd7

on January 19, 2011
at 11:05 PM

Here in Southern California, Whole Foods carries the Clover Dairy brand of heavy cream. It's pure cream and not "ultra"-pasteurized. There's also another brand that comes in a little glass bottle, but the name escapes me.

From what I understand, ultra-pasteurization thins the cream. Carrageenan is added to "re-thicken" it. Some people have issues with carrageenan (derived from seaweed), but I haven't experienced any adverse issues with the additive.

Heavy cream without carrageenan tastes better to me, IMHO.

Bottom line: it's possible to find minimally-processed heavy cream out there! :)

Efc949694a31043bfce9ec86e8235cd7

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on January 20, 2011
at 12:12 AM

Yup! Strauss it is! Thanks, Steph!

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on January 20, 2011
at 12:02 AM

Strauss is the glass bottle one. I buy one of the two same brands here in Northern Cali. In Wisconsin last week, they had a completely different brand of cream/milk i'd never seen before in a larger plastic bottle (nice to not have to buy a million little containers!) but the name is escaping me. It also claimed 100% grass fed!

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8878)

on January 19, 2011
at 11:55 PM

I will check out the Whole Foods. Thanks!

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on January 21, 2011
at 02:26 AM

Yeah the raw milk thing is frustrating. The farm we bought raw milk from in WI only does it under the table and even in California it's hard to find (and really expensive).

C804b1637cc45d2b8f775c51bfcc4c4d

on January 20, 2011
at 04:15 PM

I drink Strauss because I like the way it tastes, and their milk is never homogenized, only flash pasteurized. It's a lille more spendy but worth it. Due to them not homogenizing the milk though it tends to only last about a week, so drink it fast. I love it, and won't drink any other milk anymore, unless I decide to buy a local goat or cow for the raw milk. Unfortunately, the FDA is cracking down on the raw milk industry.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on February 17, 2011
at 07:23 PM

Perfect! I get about 3 pints/wk of the Clover Farms. I like the Strauss one too in the glass bottle, but they charge an extra $1.50 for the glass, then you gotta bring it back to them to get your deposit back. Kinda lame. Also, the Trader Joes brand is a great alternative option, but I only get that one when I am not near a Whole Foods. The Clover Farms is perfectly smooth, while the TJs brand is extremely thick and gooey, like white glue. We use that one for homemade ice cream. And if you live in CA and have loads of $$, get the very best at Henry's or Sprouts, Organic Pastures Raw Cream!

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D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on January 19, 2011
at 11:39 PM

This is something that's irking me lately, too.

The half-pints of Organic Valley heavy cream sold by my local grocery store (Giant aka Stop 'n' Shop) have carrageenan added, but the FULL pints of Organic Valley heavy cream that I buy at Whole Foods (and which, incidentally, are much cheaper per oz. than the half prints from Giant) DO NOT have any carrageenan. GO FIGURE.

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8878)

on January 20, 2011
at 03:11 AM

That is odd. I could swear I had Organic Valley at one point that had zero additives. That might explain it.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on January 21, 2011
at 02:12 AM

In my case both boxes were yellow; only visible difference was the size.

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on January 21, 2011
at 01:45 AM

This is the exact one I have. Yellow box?

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on January 21, 2011
at 02:23 AM

I also noticed this. And so then I assumed that all the big ones did not have carrageenan and all the small ones did. But then I think at some point I found big ones that *did* have carrageenan. Very confusing.

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E7a462d6e99fec7e8f0ddda11b34a770

(1638)

on January 19, 2011
at 11:37 PM

My local natural foods store gets heavy cream from Natural by Nature. Pasturized (because-it-has-to-be) but not ULTRA-pasturized - no carrageenan, guar gum, or other additives, etc., and mostly grass-fed to boot (their cows get 10-15% grain supplementation in the winter). Seems to be a pretty widely available brand.

Natural by Nature

Great flavor and you can practically get it to whip just by shaking the carton - try THAT with the ultra-pasturized brands!

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

(1303)

on January 20, 2011
at 05:28 AM

*lol* Would you believe that I still haven't tried whipping my cream yet? I wish that raw milk was legal in every state, but I'm so grateful for these companies that do the low-temp pasteurizing. It gives me options when I can't get out to the farm.

E7a462d6e99fec7e8f0ddda11b34a770

(1638)

on January 19, 2011
at 11:39 PM

Oops - WordVixen got in there while I was typing ... but I heartily second her opinions.

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on June 29, 2012
at 09:14 PM

Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream has no additives and it is pasteurized but not ultra-pasteurized. I bought a carton today.

If you read the customer comments in the link below their product used to contain "carrageenan" It looks like they changed that recently.

Hopefully they will keep selling this additive free version for awhile.

http://www.organicvalley.coop/products/cream/heavy-whipping-cream/

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E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

on January 19, 2011
at 11:27 PM

Natural by Nature and Trickling Springs Creamery are both grassfed pure cream, and only VAT pasteurized. I think they're both east coast only, though, and both are a bit difficult to find. NbN only says "pasteurized" on the carton, but on their website they say that it's low temp pasteurized. I'm severely lactose intolerant on regularly and UHT pasteurized milk, but I have no problems with either NbN or TSC, so I believe them.

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on January 20, 2011
at 01:24 AM

These are both great. Tsc has a richer color and tastes a bit better I think though. It is low temp pasteurized as well.

E2b9c679315c7c9c7265783dde89f350

(1303)

on January 20, 2011
at 05:24 AM

wjones3044- They really are great, but like mari, I think the TSC is hands down the best if you can get it. Also, I forgot to mention Seven Stars, which is also VAT (low temp) pasteurized and grassfed, and is excellent quality and easier to get nationally. mari- I totally agree- TSC is superior in every way to any other brand that I've had. I even prefer it to my 100% grassfed raw! Oddly, the raw is easier to get... I forgot about the grain supplementation for NbN- that explains why I'm not as thrilled with the flavor.

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(8878)

on January 19, 2011
at 11:56 PM

These sound great. Now let's see if I can find them in Ohio...

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(7304)

on January 20, 2011
at 01:26 AM

Just read jcb's answer and the grain supplement on NBN might explain the difference in color in the winter.

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(7304)

on January 20, 2011
at 01:34 AM

Also nbn says it is homogenized, which I'm not thrilled about. Can you tell which one I prefer yet?

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(9812)

on May 19, 2011
at 12:23 PM

I recently got Trickling Springs whole milk and heavy cream at Whole Foods in Annapolis, MD; it was great (well, boyfriend drank all the milk, but the cream was great) and I love the glass bottles!

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(1303)

on May 19, 2011
at 11:00 PM

Jules- awesome! It's really good isn't it? Hubs and I are making a run to Chambersburg in a few days to stock up on their awesome butter and icecream (sugar, but no artificial ingredients in their chocolate).

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on February 14, 2013
at 02:47 AM

I have referenced this post before for ideas. Since then I have found Straus Heavy Whipping Cream in the glass bottle, 16 ounce, in my area in a health food store. It is the best, has nothing added to it. I have also tried Kalona Heavy Whipping cream in a quart size plastic bottle. It also has nothing added to it, but it tasted funny to me. It wasn't very sweet, just kind of oily. No it wasn't past expiration, and I tasted it just after opening for the first time. The cream from Trader Joe's that I have found has carrageenan and is super thick and it is NOT ultrapasteurized, not so great. Carrageenan is not only in ultrapasteurized products. I am not able to get raw cream within 75 miles of where I live. I use the cream for home made baby formula mostly. I freeze it in ice cubes while it is fresh and toss a cube in (which is the exact measurement I need) when warming. Carrageenan is very hard for baby's to digest, plus apparently is MSG from above comments, so it is important to me to find a product that is as pure as possible.

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on June 30, 2012
at 02:29 AM

In California, there's Clover Organics and Strauss. They are both grass fed from what I know, or mostly grass fed, and not pasteurized on low heat.

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(8395)

on February 14, 2013
at 04:40 AM

I'm pretty sure they are grass fed. Both are here in Sonoma county and you see the cows dotting the hillsides. I think most dairies do have grain in bins for the cows to munch on while being milked, though. If you buy Organic Pastures in California it's probably grass fed too, but remember most other states don't grassfeed year round because there's no grass in winter.

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(10)

on June 23, 2012
at 05:06 PM

As stated, carrageenan comes with ultra pasteurization, and the slow or normal pasteurized stuff is carrageenan free. and better. imho.

1
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(1213)

on March 13, 2012
at 07:19 PM

I know this is an old question - but since it seemed like you hadn't found a solution, I had to plug Ohio's local Snowville Creamery! Available in fairly widespread distribution across Ohio. Their products are all delicious and grassfed; their cream does not have any additives, and they are working on getting yogurt into stores soon, too.

Snowville Creamery website

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(1213)

on March 15, 2012
at 06:09 AM

Yeah, I think that's the only way they sell it. I can't make it through a carton, either. I typically have turned the excess into butter, creme fraiche, whatever. You're welcome!

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(8878)

on March 14, 2012
at 10:58 PM

Yes, it's good stuff. I can only find it by the half gallon, though. Although I can almost get through a half gallon before it goes bad. Thanks for the answer!

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on March 06, 2011
at 11:20 PM

Trader Joe's heavy cream is pure cream with no additives, and it's cheaper than a regular chain-store brand. I live in MD, I am not sure if this cream is available everywhere... It's delicious :)

0
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on November 10, 2013
at 08:37 AM

Just a small note to those who are sensitive to sulfites then DO NOT eat carrageenan! I could not understand why I always have a problem with soft serve ice cream and frozen yogurt - now I know and so do you.

0
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on November 01, 2012
at 07:26 PM

We have researched carrageenan and found it is another name for MSG [from seaweed]. This is why some people have problems. If you do not have any reaction to MSG, check out DR. Blaylock's EXCITOTOXINS THE TASTE THAT KILLS. YOU MAY NOT HAVE ANY EFFECTS UNTIL IT IS TO LATE.

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(50)

on March 07, 2011
at 08:07 PM

Here in Toronto, (and Eastern Canada) we have Organic Meadow, they sell 35% whipping cream (Ingredients: organic cream). Some of their other milk/cream products appear to contain at most, added vitamins. link text

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(5838)

on January 21, 2011
at 01:47 AM

Organic Pastures is a raw milk cream I get (Pastured, no additives) they carry at Henry's or Sprouts markets. Not sure if you have that chain near you. Also have it at Jimbo's.

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(2007)

on January 21, 2011
at 02:29 AM

Alas, Organic Pastures is only sold in California.

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