Thu, 23 Nov 2006
Damning with faint praise
By adding one part water to one part of the contents of this can, a resulting milk product will be obtained which will not be below the legal standard for whole milk.
This sounds ghastly, doesn't it? "Will not be below the legal standard...". Shudder.
The purpose of this note is to let you know that:
From the warning on the label, you would expect maybe a 30% resemblance to milk; in truth, the resemblance is more like 85%. That's close enough to drink plain, if you're not too fussy, and it's certainly close enough to pour over your cereal without noticing the difference.
The wording of the label scares people off, but it works quite well, well enough that it is probably worth keeping a couple of cans in the closet for emergencies, like when you run out of milk for your cereal at 2 AM after the store is closed.
This has been a public service announcement of the Universe of Discourse. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!