|None of this...|
"No, I mean whipping cream," I told her. She gave me a puzzled look that seemed to imply that I was soft in the head. I tried again. "I know that stuff in the can is whipped cream, but I am looking for the stuff it is made from."
|...but lots of this|
"Yes," I said. "We have fresh berries at home, and the freshly whipped cream tastes better with them."
My new dairy aisle buddy looked confused for a minute, but then her face cleared and she said, "Oh, then you want THIS can" and pointed to the "extra creamy" ReddiWhip. I took a breath and tried to elaborate, politely.
"Yes, we really like that on ice cream. But there is regular cream that you can whip and it turns into whipped cream that tastes better on berries."
Look, I know I was using the same words over and over again, but you try to explain this concept to someone who has never heard of it, okay? Apparently, I did not do a good enough job, because this woman still did not believe me - I could tell by the way she sort of backed to her cart and fled up the paper goods aisle. And I spent the rest of the day frustrated by the fact that I couldn't get my point across.
Cream. That you whip. That turns into whipped cream. Sheesh. And I call myself a wordsmith...
[Whipping cream image: Calorie Count]
[Reddiwip image: Living Rich With Coupons]