Wednesday, November 4, 2009

OK snapshot:: White coffee

"No milk in my coffee, thanks."
Photo by OK in Stockholm.

6 comments:

RosaMilton said...

Whitener sounds scary to me. We have it att work and when I read at the package what it really contained, I stopped drinking coffee there.

LS said...

So what is in it? Chlorine? Some chemical with an unpronouncable name? I really would like to know. I stay away from the 'milk powder' at work too, but here in the US it is called 'creamer'.

Mr. Lebo said...

Some other non-dairy coffee whitening options: baby powder, chalk dust, drywall mud and arctic hares (at least in the winter).

LS said...

...and crushed bones....

RosaMilton said...

I don't know the word in english but in swedish: Härdat fett och en himla massa E samt saker som jag inte vet vad det är!

LS said...

Answer.com gives this answer:
"The principal ingredients in all of these nondairy creamers are sugars and vegetable oils. The three brands contain partially hydrogenated oils loaded with trans fats. The Coffee-mate label indicates the oil could be any of the following: coconut, palm kernel, soybean, cottonseed, or safflower. The sugars are a combination of corn syrup, maltodextrin, and sugar.

All three brands contain sodium caseinate. The sodium caseinate's purpose is to provide a hint of dairy flavor as well as to create a thickening and whitening for a creamy look and feel. Sodium caseinate is obtained from fresh and pasteurized skim milk by acid coagulation of the casein, neutralization with sodium hydroxide, and drying in a spray dryer.

Common among the nondairy creamers is dipotassium phosphate (a powder used to moderate coffee acidity), mono and diglycerides (to prevent oil separation), and natural and artificial flavors and colors. "

So, RosaMilton, you are right - nasty stuff.