Keeping it “Real” – What the Real Dairy Symbol Means
April 11, 2016
Buying common dairy products like milk, cheese and cream isn’t as simple as it used to be. How do you know where the product was manufactured? Where were these ingredients sourced? Is this even real dairy? One way to wade through the available choices is to look for the REAL® Seal. Products carrying the REAL® Seal are recognized as real dairy food, manufactured with milk from cows on U.S. dairy farms, and without imported, imitation, or substitute ingredients. The Seal was created in 1976 by the dairy industry to combat the use of imitation cheese. In March, 2012 the Seal was licensed to the National Milk Producers Federation, the voice of more than 32,000 U.S. dairy producers with the mission of protecting the integrity of U.S. dairy products.
Brown Jug Spirits proudly carries the REAL® Seal on our Bourbon Cream Liqueur. We believe in the American spirit and source our ingredients from American farms. The cream we use comes from the O-AT-KA cooperative dairy farm located in Batavia, New York. To receive the REAL® Seal, we have to register our Bourbon Cream Liqueur annually. Our product has consistently met strict manufacturing standards and cannot receive the seal if it contains dairy imported from other countries.
In the end it comes down to trust. As a consumer you want to trust what the label says, you want to feel confident about where the ingredients are coming from, and trust that it is truly genuine. Rest assured, when you enjoy Brown Jug’s Bourbon Cream in coffee, on ice or in your favorite cocktail, it is the real deal, and has the REAL® Seal stamp of approval to prove it.
For more information on the REAL® Seal please visit their website at: www.realseal.com