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Why Value Ice Cream Sandwiches Don’t Melt

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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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