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Walmart's Ice Cream Sandwiches don't melt

The last time I checked, if you leave ice cream out in the sun, it melts. In fact, if you just leave it out on the counter and not refrigerated, it melts. But did you know that Walmart's store brand ice cream sandwiches don't even melt while left out in the sun? Ewwwww!

A Cincinnati mom figured this out when her son left his ice cream sandwich out on the patio table. Even after 12 hours and an 80 degree day, it still hadn't completely melted. So what is in these ice cream sandwiches that we eat and give to our children?

According to a Walmart spokeswoman in an email, she said, “Ice cream melts based on the ingredients, including cream." She also stated that "Ice cream with more cream will generally melt at a slower rate, which is the case with our Great Value ice cream sandwiches."

The Walmart website states that these ice cream sandwiches contain cream, milk, whey, buttermilk, sugar and corn syrup. They also contain "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."

What the heck is all that stuff?

Someone did another experiment on their own with a Klondike bar, a pint of Haagen Dazs ice cream and another Walmart Great Value ice cream sandwich. The Haagen Dazs melted the fastest of all of them. It only contains milk, cream, eggs and vanilla. What is missing? The gums that the Walmart ice cream sandwiches contain. The Kondike bar also melted.

However, the Walmart Great Value ice cream sandwich melted a little bit, but it stayed the most solid in the way it looked and it still looked like an ice cream sandwich.

You decide.

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GaryBourgeault wrote on August 5, 2014, 12:15 AM

Decide what? If you chew it up and eat it, it's broken down before it goes into your body.

Scorpie wrote on August 5, 2014, 7:49 AM

iced spleen? eww.