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Old 04-07-2008, 02:31 PM   #1
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Sour Cream bad?

Hi, I have a little question about the last sour cream I bought. It was not the same brand I'm used to buying, instead I bought a store brand.
It's not glossy and smooth like I'm used to for sour cream. It's slightly grainy, though the taste is okay.
Is this because some brands are more grainy, or is this bad, or is it grainy for another reason? TIA ~Bliss
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Old 04-07-2008, 02:46 PM   #2
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Is it also called "old fashioned" sour cream? They are not as glossy. As far as grainy it may be just inferior versus bad. Inferior meaning the processing was not completed properly, blending might not have been done right at the time of processing. It is probably ok though.
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Old 04-07-2008, 02:50 PM   #3
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Check your Sell By/Use By Date...If it is in date, and been properly refrigerated, taste and smells ok...you are probably good to go...If you're still not comfortable with it...toss it...It's not that much money!
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Old 04-07-2008, 03:07 PM   #4
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Sour cream, like yogurt, is already bad when you buy it. Unless there is something growing on it, it is fine.
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Sour cream, like yogurt, is already bad when you buy it. Unless there is something growing on it, it is fine.
Not necessarily true Caine - even sour cream can go bad. You missed the point of the question, which, was about the grainy texture. Telling someone to eat something that is possibly bad isn't good advice.
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Old 04-07-2008, 03:18 PM   #6
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There is one store near me and their store brand is

grainy also. I only bought it once. It was not spoiled, just not smooth and creamy like I am used to so I just buy other brands.
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grainy also. I only bought it once. It was not spoiled, just not smooth and creamy like I am used to so I just buy other brands.
Which is too bad for that brand as it could have happened with one batch only.
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I think it might have been accidentally frozen en route.
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:24 PM   #9
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I had boughten one of my usual brands of SC and it too was grainy... when it never had been before. I chucked it. It smelled and looked OK (runnier maybe), and the taste was OK, but the grainy texture was not for me. Especially when it was a first. Something had gone wrong somewhere.
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:29 PM   #10
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I had boughten one of my usual brands of SC and it too was grainy... when it never had been before. I chucked it. It smelled and looked OK (runnier maybe), and the taste was OK, but the grainy texture was not for me. Especially when it was a first. Something had gone wrong somewhere.
Yes, it's in the processing process. I don't think I'd like grainy sour cream either!
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