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[–] [email protected] 129 points 1 month ago (6 children)

As a French, the fact that no white flag was mentioned in these comments like it would have inevitably on reddit shows the quality of the chaps in here.

[–] Etterra 41 points 1 month ago (7 children)

France has shown themself to be made of much sterner stuff in the last couple decades then the stereotypes and jokes like to make out. I mean that's not going to stop the English from making fun of France, but they still have nobility like this was 1650 or something.

[–] Madison420 16 points 1 month ago (3 children)

Last couple decades? There historically the most winningest military of all time bar none.

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[–] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (1 children)

The French have always been pretty strong. I don't know what history you read, but they've pretty consistently had one of the strongest militaries in the world. Sure, they surrendered quickly on WWII, but the people kept fighting even then when their government was occupied. They were one of the first nations to aid the United States also and have always been pretty active.

Is this all good? Idk. Besides resisting the Nazis after the occupation, I would very much argue much of this is bad (or at best self-serving). It's nation-state shit. It's never out of marality. They're strong though.

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[–] Chickenstalker 8 points 1 month ago (3 children)

The English were assroped by the French Normans that they had to rename many common foodstuffs.

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[–] Drivebyhaiku 18 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Liberté, égalité, fraternité. The Americans learned it from you lot. Might do them well to remember.

[–] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Wasn't the American revolution like a decade before the French one?

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[–] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

Y'all fight in the streets better than us. We've got no leg to stand on.

[–] FlyingSquid 7 points 1 month ago (1 children)

You sure wouldn't hear that from me. French forces have been badass for a long time.

[–] [email protected] 17 points 1 month ago (2 children)

I don't really care about glorifying past military victories but rather about the fact that the white flag internet meme appeared when the French government refused to follow the USA into Irak War II. https://edition.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/03/07/villepin.transcript/

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[–] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago

Fun fact: the white flag of surrender became widely known in Europe because people were surrendering to the French.

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[–] [email protected] 98 points 1 month ago (5 children)

FROZEN DAIRY DESSERT

Yum, I love air, gums, and stabilizers in my dairy desserts

[–] FlyingSquid 40 points 1 month ago (1 children)

I'm fine with the air part. There's air in all kinds of whipped desserts.

[–] [email protected] 15 points 1 month ago (3 children)

depends whether the price reflects it or it's an attempt to trick you into paying more for less

[–] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago

Personally, I care more about the volume of ice cream I eat than the mass. I don't want to pay more for more calories when diminishing marginal utility is already in effect.

[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago

All ice creams have air in them… it’s sort of the point. If you freeze dairy without whipping it it turns solid.

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[–] samus12345 21 points 1 month ago (1 children)
[–] ASeriesOfPoorChoices 11 points 1 month ago

yeah, but they call them "shakes".

"shakes", heh. don't know what you're gunna get.

[–] flames5123 12 points 1 month ago

Yep, screw Breyer’s. They legally cannot call it ice cream.

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[–] [email protected] 78 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Something about the colors makes me feel like this ice cream is full of TRANS fats.

[–] Wogi 50 points 1 month ago (3 children)

I just really need to point out that no where on this product is it called ice cream. It's a frozen dairy product.

It really bothers me that they're allowed to slap whatever bullshit in an ice cream container, and as long as it's called anything else in the fine print, the fact that we all assume it's ice cream is on US.

[–] [email protected] 42 points 1 month ago (7 children)

From the United States Code of Federal Regulations:

§ 58.2825 United States Standard for ice cream.

(a) Ice cream shall contain at least 1.6 pounds of total solids to the gallon, weigh not less than 4.5 pounds to the gallon, and contain not less than 20 percent total milk solids, constituted of not less than 10 percent milkfat. In no case shall the content of milk solids not fat be less than 6 percent. Whey shall not, by weight, be more than 25 percent of the milk solids not fat.

It continues on in that fashion, but if I'm honest I see this as the system working correctly. The food in that carton likely doesn't meet the legal, technical definition of ice cream and thus cannot be labeled as such, and it isn't. There are things that are labelled as ice cream in Europe which cannot be labelled as such here because they don't conform to the above standards. But if you were served a scoop of it and asked what it was, you would confidently identify it as ice cream.

I'll tell you what does bother me though: The front of the package and a marketing blurb on their website refers to it as vanilla, strawberry and blueberry flavored, but the ingredients are listed as:

INGREDIENTS: SKIM MILK, CORN SYRUP, SUGAR, CREAM, FRUCTOSE, STRAWBERRIES, WATER, COCONUT OIL, WHEY, LESS THAN 2% OF: MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, GUAR GUM, NATURAL FLAVOR, BEET JUICE (FOR COLOR), CAROB BEAN GUM, TARA GUM, SPIRULINA EXTRACT (FOR COLOR), ANNATTO (FOR COLOR), VITAMIN A PALMITATE. CONTAINS MILK

Vanilla and blueberries are not listed among the ingredients. I'm guessing whatever wood pulp derived vanillin that most of the vanilla flavored things in the world are actually flavored by is included in the "natural flavor" and we're left to guess where any "bold blueberry deliciousness" is supposed to come from.

I've long thought they shouldn't be allowed to put "natural flavor" as an ingredient as that is too vague, what if there is a "natural flavor" you are allergic to? What if that "natural flavor" is cat smegma?

[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (2 children)

The blueberry and vanilla flavors are included in the "natural flavors" listing. The FDA defines natural flavors as those that are made by extracting/distilling the flavor from an actual food. It doesn't have blueberries or vanilla; it has the flavor from blueberries and vanilla in the form of blueberry and vanilla extracts.

Artificial flavors are those synthesized in a lab without ever using the original food item.

[–] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago (2 children)

Yeah, which actual food? People have allergies to actual foods.

Let's say they derive a blueberry-like flavor from grapes because grapes are cheaper or something. I think that's a reasonable thing to allow them to do, grapes are food, they're fruit, "we made one fruit flavor out of another fruit" okay fine. But what if you're allergic to grapes but not blueberries? It should say on the label that this is made from grapes.

"Turns out the blueberry flavored snack that doesn't say the word 'grape' anywhere on the package has grapes in it" is a great reason to visit the ER.

If they're allowed to use basically any ingredient they want and call it "natural flavor" why aren't they just allowed to put the word "substance" in the ingredients list?

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[–] Noodle07 53 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

🌎🧑‍🚀🔫🧑‍🚀🇫🇷

Always has been

[–] Heavybell 39 points 1 month ago
[–] [email protected] 28 points 1 month ago (5 children)

Nonsense, it's clearly Luxembourg.

[–] LEDZeppelin 9 points 1 month ago (2 children)

Nonsense, this is murica. Brown and blue is clearly separated from white

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[–] [email protected] 22 points 1 month ago

Also, don't forget that Captain America is actually Captain Puerto Rico.

[–] [email protected] 19 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Just the United States acknowledging its debt to General LaFayette.

[–] [email protected] 16 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Nobody expects the French inquisition??

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[–] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) (1 children)

Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité. Wait, that's France. Murica is just Liberté. And only for rich.

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[–] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago
[–] BassaForte 10 points 1 month ago

scOOPS, all French people!

[–] CarbonatedPastaSauce 10 points 1 month ago (11 children)

I can't ever remember if Breyers or Dreyers is the shitty one, so I always just buy Tillamook or Blue Bell.

[–] I_Has_A_Hat 12 points 1 month ago

Breyers is the shitty one, you can tell because they can't legally call it "Ice Cream". It is a "Frozen Dairy Dessert" as you can see on the packaging.

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[–] 0Xero0 10 points 1 month ago

The image on the cover be like: No shit, Sherlock.

[–] DaddleDew 9 points 1 month ago (2 children)

At least they didn't make it white-blue-red

[–] edgemaster72 8 points 1 month ago

I think that's on the Project 2025 agenda

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[–] norimee 7 points 1 month ago (1 children)
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[–] [email protected] 7 points 1 month ago (6 children)
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