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10:19 pm - Thank God for litigation...
...otherwise this can of evaporated milk wouldn't carry a "WARNING: CONTAINS MILK" disclaimer.
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From:valec
Date:September 28th, 2006 03:47 am (UTC)
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Evaporated Milk?

If it evaporated, wouldn't it not contain the milk?
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From:seanorange
Date:September 28th, 2006 05:55 am (UTC)
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Well, since Milk doesn't evaporate... no.

~Sean
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From:valec
Date:September 28th, 2006 11:59 pm (UTC)
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Actually, that depends on the use of the word evaporate. I mean, it describes the state change from solid or liquid to vapour, but is also used to describe something that has disappeared, ie:
"to disappear; vanish; fade: His hopes evaporated."

Plus, milk is largely comprised of water, which will evaporate in the first sense just fine, and anything that doesn't vaporise doesn't fit into the first definition anyhow, and so still, how can it be 'evaporated milk'.
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From:seanorange
Date:September 29th, 2006 01:30 am (UTC)
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Because it's been evaporated as much as milk can be, hence having gone through an evaporation process.

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate... ;)

~Sean
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From:valec
Date:September 29th, 2006 02:53 am (UTC)
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Ahh, good point ;)
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From:sacredspud
Date:September 29th, 2006 02:51 am (UTC)
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So now that everyone else has weighed in on the subject, I think I'll just come in and point out that yeah, evaporated milk is basically the same as condensed milk. We have both here in the U.S., and the difference is that they add sugar to condensed milk, whereas evaporated is just milk with extra vitamin D.

Mostly I'm wondering why I have a can of it. I'm pretty sure I didn't buy this stuff.
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From:valec
Date:September 29th, 2006 02:53 am (UTC)
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I remember as children we used to love that sickly sweet stuff. Goddamn.

I used to have a friend who used it in coffees too.
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From:defaultlisa
Date:September 28th, 2006 01:38 pm (UTC)
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Hey! That's exactly what I was wondering.

Maybe it's the name "evaporated milk" that's misleading. Maybe it should be called "concentrated milk" or "concentrated syrup milk."

However, I wonder if the objection to that might be that people would mistakenly believe that a "concentrated" drink would confer more health benefits.

What about "thick milk"?
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From:valec
Date:September 29th, 2006 12:00 am (UTC)
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Ohhh, I know what the stuff is now. We have it here as 'Condensed Milk'
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From:defaultlisa
Date:October 1st, 2006 07:03 pm (UTC)
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Hmmm ... here we have "Evaporated" milk and "Sweetened Condensed" milk. I believe the difference in the two is sugar added to the latter.
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From:defaultlisa
Date:October 1st, 2006 07:04 pm (UTC)
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Oh, right. Sacredspud already explained the differences. That'll teach me not to read all of the comments before I post.
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From:evil_jim
Date:September 28th, 2006 07:00 am (UTC)
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What? I doesn't say "WARNING: THIS IS A REQUIRED INGREDIENT FOR HOT DOG SOUP?
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From:sacredspud
Date:September 29th, 2006 02:54 am (UTC)
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No, see, it would be a warning if it were potentially dangerous, but hot dog soup is a good thing. Now, if you're asking why the packaging doesn't mention hot dog soup at all, I'm afraid I don't have an answer. Somebody oughta write an angry letter.
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From:evil_jim
Date:September 29th, 2006 08:49 am (UTC)
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I'm really glad you enjoy it. The most common reaction I get from people when I mention the mere name of it is a combined look of disbelief, surprise & sometimes revulsion... I think Phill liked it when I made it for him which reminds me, I should cook it again soon all for myself once I get groceries.

By the way, if you're interested, Hedwig is playing at the Musicbox Theatre in Chicago this Friday & Saturday at midnite. I'm not planning to go, I've just been on their mailing list since (sob) missing Raiders there this summer.
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From:lord_alucard
Date:September 28th, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC)
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Hey some of us are going milking the teat of the litigation system in a couple years.
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From:seanorange
Date:September 29th, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
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An evaporated teat?

~Sean
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From:sacredspud
Date:September 29th, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)
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I knew it, Tom. You're a born teat milker.
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From:the_tick27
Date:September 29th, 2006 03:50 am (UTC)

Back in the day....

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i always thaought my mom bought that stuf so we could give it to the school for xmas, that way we could look like good and generis pepole and still keep the soup, and vegeis.
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From:sacredspud
Date:September 30th, 2006 12:22 am (UTC)

Re: Back in the day....

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That's pretty hilarious.
From:tempermemad
Date:October 4th, 2006 03:14 am (UTC)
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Actually, it has the warning, "CONTAINS MILK" for those that think the can should be empty, as in evaporated, and want to open it upside down. God knows I've wanted to open it upside down, just to see it happen, but then I see that warning.....oh wait, what am I saying??
Thank God for litigation... - Garmonbozia for the soul.

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