So I'll now add Cool Whip to my list of potential auto and plumbing repair tools. I've used plumber's putty and duct tape, but one can never have enough options.
Still, it amazes me that companies, comprised of people, will create this kind of product and feed it to people. And, more amazingly, knowing this, I suspect I will still eat it on occasion.
Photo by lowjumpingfrog, from flckr Creative Commons
Here are Cool Whip's ingredients from Kraft's website: WATER, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL (COCONUT AND PALM KERNEL OILS), HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CORN SYRUP, SKIM MILK, LIGHT CREAM, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF SODIUM CASEINATE, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, XANTHAN AND GUAR GUMS, POLYSORBATE 60, SORBITAN MONOSTEARATE, BETA CAROTENE (COLOR). CONTAINS: MILK.
Here are the ingredients for whipped cream: heavy cream, sugar, vanilla (optional).
How come Cool Whip needs both high fructose corn syrup and corn syrup? What is sorbitan monostearate, and how come they put it in my food? Here is more information about Cool Whip's ingredients. I don't even want to go there. Wow.