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Fish milk???

pikawicca Feb 26, 2013 01:52 PM

Was in the grocery today and spotted a new (to me) product, Swanson Seafood Flavor Boost (also available in chicken, beef and vegetable). These are smallish boxes that one is apparently supposed to add to dishes for increased flavor. Among the many dodgy ingredients in the seafood variety was an item labeled "fish milk." I had an immediate and nauseating mental image that I'm still trying to erase. Does anyone know what on earth this could possibly be?

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    Sinicle RE: pikawicca Feb 26, 2013 02:03 PM

    The label transcription I saw has" fish,milk" with a comma. Won't vouch for Swanson, however.

    1. greygarious RE: pikawicca Feb 26, 2013 02:38 PM

      Could they possibly have meant "milt"? Even less appetizing, to be sure.

      If you can muster the courage, check to see if the chicken version has chicken hooves or if there are carrot feet in the vegetable! '-D

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      1. re: greygarious
        Chowbird RE: greygarious Feb 28, 2013 09:27 AM

        Actually, fish milt is supposed to be a delicacy in Japan:


        Personally, I don't want to try it!

      2. Chemicalkinetics RE: pikawicca Feb 26, 2013 03:01 PM

        I cannot possibly imagine it since fish does not produce milk. I will have to take a look of this in person.

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          NE_Wombat RE: Chemicalkinetics Feb 26, 2013 03:57 PM

          "since fish does not produce milk."

          The same can be said for rice, almonds, soy, etc.

          I suspect a missing comma.

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            pikawicca RE: NE_Wombat Feb 26, 2013 03:59 PM

            Perhaps, but there are specific species of fish mentioned elsewhere on the label, so generic "fish" wouldn't make much sense.

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              Chemicalkinetics RE: pikawicca Feb 26, 2013 04:05 PM

              Maybe they are really dolphin's milk.


            2. re: NE_Wombat
              Chemicalkinetics RE: NE_Wombat Feb 26, 2013 04:03 PM

              <The same can be said for rice, almonds, soy, etc.>

              Well, true. Those were produced with the resemblance to milk, and many people do substitute them for real milk.

              I am not sure that there is any fish "milk" which we can drink daily as beverage.

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            Sinicle RE: pikawicca Feb 26, 2013 07:37 PM

            As I saw a label transcription it was "fish,milk" The comma would seem to be the key to the puzzle.

            Sorry for the duplicate response.

            1. paulj RE: pikawicca Feb 26, 2013 09:55 PM

              "Tomato Puree (Water, Tomato Paste), Salt, Maltodextrin, Yeast Extract, Sugar, Pollock, Contains Less Than 2% of: Natural Flavoring (Shrimp, Cod, Clams, Wheat, Soy, Oysters, Multiple Types of Fish, Milk), Spice, Lemon Juice Concentrate Paprika, Dehydrated Garlic, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum."

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                Chemicalkinetics RE: paulj Feb 26, 2013 10:29 PM

                Thumb up.

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