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Coffee fashion

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by copilost, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. copilost

    copilost Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So today I went to a trendy coffee shop in London and asked if they did coffee with cream (thinking low carb), after some confusion we established they have milk substitutes (soya and almond) and do full fat milk, they don't do cream. I was wondering if anybody has experienced a coffee shop that did do cream, and where was that? I'm thinking this would be an interesting indicator of where HFLC has become fashionable/accepted?
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I bring my own cream. Soya UHT in a tetra pak.
    https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/produ...zBXHu5lsuvgnSlR_OiBoCB48QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
     
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    copilost Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    do you tell them you are doing that?
     
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    Costa do cream, so you can ask for it with any drink you fancy. :)
     
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    copilost Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    copilost Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    also suggests that the HFLC has some traction....
     
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    helensaramay Type 1 · Expert

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    I don’t want to offend by derailing this thread so, if anyone is offended, I am happy to be ignored or deleted as my question is mostly to satisfy my curiosity.

    @copilost you describe the diet as HFLC whereas, previously, I have only seen it as LCHF. I assume the common nomenclature is because, with diabetes, most people focus primarily, on reducing carbs.
    My question is why do you put the high fat bit first?
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Starbucks have had it every time I have asked.
     
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    copilost Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    because I'm an idiot and dyslexic (sorry)
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    The coffee shop at the private hospital where I get my blood tests done sell it, but most of the people I see in there drink black coffee as I do.
     
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    helensaramay Type 1 · Expert

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    No need to apologise and I don’t think you are an idiot. Your switch around made me think which isn’t a bad thing.
     
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    Don’t you dare apologise for either of those things! :)

    There isn’t a person on these boards who isn’t fallible, and who hasn’t made a typo or 50.

    My favourite is when people say how many crabs they eat. :D
     
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    helensaramay Type 1 · Expert

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    corrected.
     
  14. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I only eat one mdu carb at a time... :D
     
  15. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I asked in Costa Coffee in Preston a couple of months back and the computer said no. Then there is the question of single cream or double cream.
     
  16. Brunneria

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    @copilost

    Something else to consider, is that any place that offers whipped cream on top of hot chocolate (and they ALL do that) can put the same stuff on a cup of black coffee. Then you can just stir it in.

    The best cup of coffee I ever had was in 2001, in a small town in rural Greece. A small cup with 3 parts STRONG black coffee with 2 parts whipped cream on it. Came to the table with a crust of brown sugar on the cream.

    Best cup of coffee of my life, but I never managed to come close to replicating it. :D
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Don’t they add sugar to the whipped cream?
     
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    You would have to ask them. Or look at the nutrition info on their website.

    Personally, I would choose a sugarless drink with whipped cream on it, over a sugarless drink with milk in it. I doubt there is more sugar in 50mls of whipped cream than in 200mls of milk. But we can all make a judgement call on it.

    I would prefer the cream, but then I gave up coffee 2? 3? years ago, so the whole question is academic for me - though I miss it daily.
     
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    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    You can taste the sugar in the whipped cream.
     
  20. wiflib

    wiflib Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    It’s rare that places selling coffee don’t have cream...apart from coffee shops in supermarkets, for some unfathomable reason they won’t stock it.

    The whipped cream is mostly unsweetened as it’s poured from the bottle into a device that whips it up. Canned cream is hard to find unsweetened.
     
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