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Walmart's Ice Cream Sandwiches Don't Melt
When Christie Watson's son left a Walmart-brand ice cream sandwich sitting on their patio table in 80-degree heat, she was shocked to see that it hadn't melted – 12 hours later.
Thinking this must have been a fluke, Watson left a second ice cream sandwich out overnight, only to get the same results. WCPO Cincinnati, who picked up the woman's strange story, decided to try a little experiment of their own.
WCPO left out a Walmart-brand "Great Value" ice cream sandwich, a Klondike bar, and a pint of Haagen Dazs vanilla ice cream. The Haagen Dazs melted the fastest, followed by the Klondike bar – but again the Walmart sandwich retained its shape and appearance.
Nutritional scientist and culinary professor Grace Yek says there's nothing wrong with the sandwiches; it's the stabilizers, guar gum and cellulose gum, that prevent them from melting normally. Without these gums, Yek says, ice cream would get crunchy and hard after a few weeks.
Even though these gums are plant-derived ingredients, I still find something a little funky about ice cream that doesn't melt... and despite their "great value," I know I won't be buying ice cream from Walmart anytime soon.
Source: WCPO
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@danidee I can't find the original video which featured Kraft American cheese, but there are a ton of similar video responses.. this was the best demonstration I could find: https://youtu.be/ulLU4rP7Dac it shows that processed cheese does not melt when exposed to direct heat. pretty disturbing
Foods that don't seem to go bad always freak me out. That's why I can never bring myself to eat Twinkies or any baked goods you find in those nasty bags that have moisture klinging to them because they've been on the shelf so long....
@chriStole Welp. This explains why all my childhood grilled cheese always sucked. SO GLAD I don't eat Kraft singles anymre.
No problem, @jibarito! I was more than a little grossed out... @danidee I love saving money too... sometimes it's hard to know when to sacrifice quality for price and when not to. Lol
@chriStole OMG. That's so upsetting!!! I'm so glad now that I haven't eaten Kraft cheese in years... and ew @inthekitchen I am right there with you. How can some of that stuff even be classified as food?? I wonder how many snacks I ate growing up that were nothing but processed synthetic garbage...