Why Value Ice Cream Sandwiches Don’t Melt


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Cheddar Stop in Carleton Place — fresh homemade cookies with Reid’s ice cream


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Christie Watson noticed that a Great Value ice cream sandwich her son left out on their patio table hadn’t fully melted — even though it had been sitting out for 12 hours on an 80-degree day. Watson left a second ice cream sandwich out overnight with the same results.

“What am I feeding to my children?” she asked, appalled.

According to WalMart’s website, the ice cream sandwiches contain milk, cream, buttermilk, sugar, whey, and corn syrup. It also contains “1 percent or less of mono-and diglycerides, vanilla extract, guar gum, calcium sulfate, carob bean gum, cellulose gum, carrageenan, artificial flavor, and annatto for color.”

I found a dirty little secret from the ice cream industry online: there are some ice cream manufacturers who substitute blocks of lard (vegetable oil) and milk solids (mostly whey a waste byproduct of processing milk into cheese) for cream. Taking the “cream” out of ice cream will drive down the cost tremendously. Emulsifiers are added to prevent the fatty lard from melting into an oily puddle. This could very well be the reason why the “ice cream” sandwich did not meltdown in the heat. You might find the low-priced store (private labeled) brands appetizing to your wallet but they are not all that appetizing when you realize what you are actually feeding yourself or your family.

Read labels people and avoid food with mysterious ingredients that only a scientist can pronounce.

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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