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Aug 16, 2007 11:41 AM

breakstone sour cream: do you know of any better??

i think it's THE BEST and i will eat it straight out of the container non stop. right up there with creme fraiche. one of the few products you will find in a supermarket today that you can have such feelings about.

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  1. In Toronto, Western Dairy. None of the gelatin, perservatives, calcium this and potassium that and gums found in other brands.

    Try putting this, or Breakstone's, on some nice, dry pressed cottage cheese and top with salt and pepper.

      1. re: ccbweb

        I also love the Daisy brand...I buy the light version and it has excellent flavor for a "light" product. No junky ingredients either.

        1. re: Val

          My wife and I were just talking about that last night. The "organic" light sour creams we find around town all have a pretty long list of ingredients. Daisy's light is still just sour cream.

          1. re: Val

            I grew up eating Breakstone's (yes, out of the container sometimes) and then Breakstone's Light but ever since I tried Daisy Light after we got a Daisy coupon I have generally stuck with that brand.

            Both are very good but when Daisy is on special and we have a coupon, that's just unbeatable.

          2. re: ccbweb

            another vote here for Daisy. the light version really does taste great as well.

            1. re: mshpook

              Another Daisy fan but will buy Breakstones if it is all that is available.

              1. re: Candy

                I tried the Daisy Light after someone on Chowhound mentioned it...same with Fage Yogurt...this website has taught me so much!!!!!

            2. re: ccbweb

              I switched from Breakstone to Daisy some years back; it's just a better product, and I echo Val's comment that there are no "junky" ingredients.

              By the way, their cottage cheese is similarly excellent.

            3. Nancy's
              Again, none of the gelatin, perversatives, and other junk, plus organic.

              Also, serious hippie cred:

              When I eat it straight from the container, I like to stir
              in a bit of sugar and a drop or two of vanilla.

              1. I've been using Fage Total Yogurt instead of sour cream for the last year or so, and stopped buying sour cream completely. Not sure if it's healthier or not.

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                1. re: coll

                  However, this is a thread about sour cream.

                  1. re: jmckee

                    Even though I posted that three years ago, I will defend myself. OP asked if I know anything better. Better than Breakstone, or better than sour cream itself? This seems to be a regional thing anyway, after reading the replies.

                  2. re: coll

                    the fat free Fage should be healthier than the sour cream. Do they behave the same when heated is my question? I usually use the Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream but I was cowardly with my stroganoff recipe because of recent curdling episode and bought th esour cream. Anyone want to weigh in on that aspect?

                    To answer the original post Breakstones is tops!

                    1. re: melpy

                      I usually serve the yogurt on the table to be mixed in after plating. I never notice major curdling with the leftovers however.

                  3. You might find it very interesting to do a blind taste test of Breakstone's vs some other good (and REAL) brand of sour cream, and see how many identifications you can get right. I'd be very surprised if you can perform at a level better than chance!

                    That said...I've found some brands of so-called "sour cream" that, upon close examination of the label, contain all sorts of "extra" (that is, unneeded) stuff. I found this particularly in supermarkets in Salt Lake City, but it's no doubt true elsewhere.

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                    1. re: Howard_2

                      I'm not a huge sour cream fan, but Daisy really made me take notice. Very fresh, creamy and rich taste.