This is how Fussellette got her name.
She was sitting in the MUGS room with the Pie, talking about, of all things, pie (we don’t call him that because he’s sweet and flaky, after all). They were discussing the merits of ice cream versus whipped cream as a topping.
Fussellette, a native Newfoundlander, mentioned that growing up, she had always had Fussell’s on her pies and desserts.
The Pie’s first reaction was along the lines of, “what on earth are you talking about? Fussell’s?”
I’ve never heard of it either. So Fussellette bought us some.
Apparently it’s a sterilized thick cream in a can, a Newfoundland staple. Ostensibly it’s from the Golden Butterfly Brand, but on the back you can see it’s distributed by Smucker’s, which is part of Nestlé. Globalization …
It’s rather clotted and yellowish, but tastes just like what it is, thickened cream.
We plopped it on our pie. It was good.