Last time I checked, ice cream melted when left out in the sun…
Apparently this isn’t the case for WalMart brand ice cream sandwiches.
If you leave a WalMart ice cream sandwich in the sun for half a day, it won’t melt.
What the HECK is in this stuff to make ICE CREAM NOT MELT?
Recently, Christie Watson, mother of two, noticed that her son left a Great Value ice cream sandwich outside on their patio table. As she walked up to the sandwich, expecting it to be just two pieces of chocolate in a puddle of milk, she found something completely different.
I’m still trying to wrap my head around the idea that ice cream sandwiches don’t melt anymore. WTF?
Oh…did I mention that Christie Watson wasn’t in Chicago during a freezing January winter? Nope, it was 80 degrees outside and it still didn’t melt.
She couldn’t believe her eyes so she experimented by leaving a second sandwich outside over night and had the same results, WCPO reports.
“What am I feeding to my children?” she asked, appalled.
Business Insider scoured the WalMart website to find out what ingredients were inside these little sandwiches.
“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.”
It is my assumption that the corn syrup and gums that are added to the ice cream sandwiches are what’s causing it to hold shape in the heat.
I remember eating these things ALL the time when I was younger. We would even get them at elementary school lunch. They were a staple to childhood. Now, I want to vomit thinking about it! I’m going to go ahead and say that I will NEVER eat one of these sandwiches again, or ever let anyone I know eat them again.