Christie Watson’s son was in the middle of eating his ice cream sandwich on a hot summer day. But halfway through his frozen treat, he ran off to play, leaving the Walmart brand Great Value ice cream sandwich on the patio table.
You would think the sun would melt that sucker to a puddle of sticky cream, right?
When Christie discovered the ice cream outside the next morning, she says the sandwich was STILL intact with minimal melting!
"I noticed that my son had left his ice cream sandwich outside and I was wondering 'why is there still ice cream in there?’ I thought that's quite weird. So I looked at the box, and it doesn't say artificial ice cream. It says ice cream.”
Christie decided to do a second experiment and left another ice cream sandwich out overnight.
She describes what she found the next morning, saying:
"Monday I came out and looked at it and there was still ice cream there. So I thought to myself: what am I feeding to my children?”
Here’s what you’re feeding your children:
In addition to the standard cream and sugar, Walmart’s ice cream sandwiches also include ingredients like corn syrup, guar gum, cellulose gum, calcium sulfate, carrageenan, mono-and diglycerides, and annatto for color.
All of those additives could be the answer for why the sandwiches aren’t melting in the sun!
Well, ew. Just, ew.
So the next time you feel like eating something to cool off this summer, might we suggest grabbing something out of the freezer that isn’t loaded with stuff that’s going to help it survive in the blazing sun?
Your body will thank you!
[Image via Great Value.]
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