Re: Mexican sour cream?"Food Snob" <CLASSACT@BRICK.NET> wrote in message
> On May 29, 3:21 pm, Steve Wertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
>> On Tue, 29 May 2007 12:44:10 -0600, Janet B. wrote:
>> > In our local supermarket I ran across Mexican sour cream in the
>> > refrigerated
>> > case. On the carton it said "no spice, slightly salty." What is this
>> > item? I've seen Mexican cooking shows where the cook uses "heavy
>> > cream" to
>> > add to savory dishes. The heavy cream has the consistency of sour
>> > cream.
>> > Is this the same cream? Info please about both items.
>> > Thanks
>> > Janet
>> Mexican sour cream has a much better texture and flavor. It has
>> pretty much the same ingredients as American sour cream, but costs
>> 4 times as much for some reason. The price is well worth it,
>> though. I have both the sour and unsour (Mexican crema/creme
>> friache) in my fridge right now.
>> I don't understand the price or taste differences, but they're
>> both significant.
> As Steve and Harriet already said, it is better than the American
> stuff. I go so far as not even really liking American sour cream, but
> I love Mexican Crema Agria.
> The problem I have is that it is so often very close to its expiration
> date in the grocery stores here in StL, and it's too expensive to
Thanks for the good information to all. I guess that I am really going to
have to try the Mexican sour cream. I didn't pay any attention to the
price -- I was really shopping for cottage cheese and it was the first time
I had shopped for it away from Costco and was stunned by the high price.
I'll let you know the price difference here in Idaho.