This weekend I was making a quick ingredient run to get pastry making ingredients together for a crazy afternoon of cake making. My smudged list included the standards- cream, chocolate, eggs, sugar and gelatin (for making the easy egg white free style of gelatin stabilized whipped cream mousse).
Much to my surprise I discovered that my neighborhood Whole Foods doesn’t carry gelatin. Having lived several years in Eugene with vegetarian grocery stores, this is a tactic that doesn’t surprise me. However, I was completely taken by surprise that a grocery store with a meat section wouldn’t carry gelatin!
“Not even kosher, fish-derived gelatin?” I whined.
In my argumentative way- I’d rather have the whole animal (hoofs and all) used if we are going to sacrifice it for food. Whole Foods right?
In a taste of my own medicine way- I really don’t like not being able to make my own choices regarding food ethics.
Have you run into grocery store peculiarities like this?