Half and half
Half and half refers to various beverages or liquid foods made of an equal-parts mixture of two substances, including
dairy products, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks.
United States, half and half is a very light creamtypically used in coffee. Its butterfatcontent is about 12.5%, [Legally, it may be between 10.5% and 18% butterfat. [http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=131.180] ] which makes it low-calorie and more stable in coffee. It is widely available in the United States, both in individual-serving containers and in bulk. It is also used to make ice cream. The same product is known as "half cream" in the United Kingdom.
In New South Wales a "half and half" (also known as a "fifties") consists of half
Tooheys New(a draught) and half Tooheys Old(a dark ale). In pubs where Tooheys New is not available, Carlton Draughtmay be substituted. This is commonly known as a " Flaming Carlo", (From Carlton and Old)
Other combinations are:
Tooheys Old & Fosters Light = "Bruiser"
Carlton & Fosters Light = "Tutti Fruitti"
Carlton & Lift with Iceblocks = "Swamp Water" or "Swampie"
Brussels, a "half en half" (Dutch for "half and half") is a mixture of white wineand champagne.
Ireland, England and North America
Irelandand England, a half and half is a combination of Guinnessdraught and Harp Lager, with the Guinness in a layer on top.
In the North East of England, a request for a half and half would more commonly produce a combination of
Scotch aleand India Pale Ale(IPA). This drink fell from favor when the Scottish & Newcastlebrewery were obliged to sell many of their tied public housesand McEwan's Scotch and IPA disappeared from public bars across the North East.
United Statesand Canada, a capitalized Half & Half is Guinnessdraught and Harplager. A lower case half & half is generic for Guinnessdraught and any lager/ale that will support the Guinnessdraught. When Bass ale is used, you have a " black and tan".
Scotland, a half and a half is a dram of whiskyand a half-pint of heavy as a 'chaser' [http://www.road-to-the-isles.org.uk/westword/nov2003.html] .
Switzerland, and more particularly in Valais, a half & half is a mixture of dry and sweet liquor of the same fruit.Fact|date=March 2008 In Romandy, a "moitié-moitié" (lit. "half-half") can refer to coffee mixed with an equal amount of milk.Fact|date=March 2008
Polar Beveragesmakes a soft drink called Half & Half which combines the flavors of natural grapefruit and lemon.
A half and half, also known as an Arnold Palmer, is a popular
Southern United Statesdrink consisting of 1/2 lemonadeand 1/2 iced tea.
In the North West of England, principally Liverpool, and throughout Wales, the phrase half and half is used when you can't decide to have chips or rice with a take out meal.Fact|date=February 2008 It can generally be ordered with any meal from a (usually) Chinese take away shop e.g. beancurd in blackbean sauce with greenpeppers, chips and rice. It is also popular with vivid yellow plain curry sauce draped over chips and boiled rice.
The term 'Half and half' (pronounced ARF N' ARF) is used on construction sites in London (eg. London King's Cross Station Redevelopment). Canteens, often staffed with cockney middle aged woman, use the term frequently between themselves to describe an order selection to be served to a worker. Most often there will always be a choice of meal where you can select the 'half and half' combination and one need only say when ordering the term 'half and half' to convey a well understood order.
Half and half commonly understood to be a bed of half chips and half rice. A classic selection would be 'chicken curry half and half' or 'chili concarne half and half'. However, slight various do apply. For example, 'spaghetti half and half' would be spaghetti bolognese served on a bed of chips. Rice in that dish would be plain silly.
Generally, 'half and half' is very satisfying given its high carbohydrate content. When consumed in a canteen environment, it is unlikely that one would suffer from food envy.
"Half rice half chips" is sometimes used as a slang phrase to describe a person of the bisexual persuasion.Fact|date=February 2008
Half and Half is an
Owensboro, Kentucky-based tobacco company.
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