Warning: Avoid Walmart’s Great Value Unmeltable Ice Cream Sandwich At All Cost

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Earlier this summer a mom in Cincinnati made an astonishing discovery. Her son accidentally left his Walmart’s Great Value Ice Cream Sandwich outside while playing in 80° F (about 27°C).

After more than 12 hours she found the ice cream her son had left untouched and it wasn’t melted. The woman couldn’t believe what she was seeing and repeated the experiment. And to her astonishment the other ice cream didn’t melt either.

A video of the everlasting, unmeltable ice cream went viral on internet (click here to see the video). An embarrassed Walmart spokesman came up with the theory that the ice cream sandwich didn’t melt due to its high cream content.  But is a high cream content the real ingredient that makes this ice cream unmeltable?

The answer is NO, according to a professor Sean O’Keefe. It is actually the other way around. More cream or fat makes ice cream melt faster! Non-fat or non-cream ice cream takes longer to melt due to its higher water content.

What Makes It Unmeltable?

Walmart’s great value ice cream sandwich contains corn syrup, guar gum, carob bean gum, cellulose gum, carrageenan, artificial flavors, MSG, and much more additives and preservatives that aren’t even considered food. The high amounts of all sorts of gums in this type of ice cream is probably the reason why it doesn’t melt.

Gums are complex carbs that were originally derived from plants to be used as thickeners or gel-forming agents. These days however most gums are synthetically made in the lab.

Gums and other chemically altered substance are not found in high quality or homemade ice creams, but this one bursts with it. Real ice cream, or the one you make at home, actually contains very few ingredients. Milk, cream, sugar, vanilla, chocolate or fresh fruits are basically it.

Artificial food ingredients have been linked to a wide range of health issues, including cancer, Alzheimer’s, allergies, and cardiovascular issues.

And did you know that to be called an ice cream, the product must only contain 10% milk and the rest can be anything else. So as always make sure to read your labels, avoid processed food and try and make your own and safe ice creams at home so that you absolutely know what’s in them.

This Walmart ice cream issue is actually not the only story out there. Have you ever seen the picture passing by from the eternal Mc Donald hamburger that lasts forever without getting moldy (it is spoilage free since 1996)? They found that the meat patty is loaded with salt (sodium) which is a preservative and the hamburger bun doesn’t even come close to real, natural bread.

So I can’t stress enough how important it is to read food labels and opt for whole, fresh, organic foods as much as possible.

Also read:

10 Easy Ways To Eat Organic Food Without Breaking The Bank

Clean Eating 101: Simple Rules To Live A Healthy And Clean Lifestyle

10 Easy Ways To Alkalize Your Body And Improve Overall Health

 

Don’t forget to download my FREE green smoothie eBook to sneak more fresh, whole foods into your diet or connect with me on Facebook or Google+ for more healthy tips, tricks, and recipes.

Amy Goodrich
Amy is a life and food lover, certified biologist, and holistic health coach. She is the founder of the healthy lifestyle website www.Body-in-Balance.org and creator of the online program, www.ThinForever.me. After successfully changing her family’s health and happiness, she’s on a mission to help other people achieve the life and body they want. You can find here on Facebook or Google+ or get her free clean, whole food recipe eBook here: http://www.body-in-balance.org/amys-home-kitchen-recipe-book/
  • RAJ bHOYEDHUR

    WAR
    LMART KNOWS NO ETHICS.

    • Charles

      Actually Walmart is pretty ethical and donates billions to the community. People like you for some reason can't seem to understand what a business is.. it's a business, it sells what the consumer wants. If you don't want them to sell it don't buy it.

      • Charles

        Wrong, it sells what it can get away with just like the Ice Cream. Can you imagine how much of a profit they are making on it by not using real Milk, cream, and sugar in it.
        I'm sure as time goes on the public will start learning about other products that Wally World is selling to its customers and not disclosing the Artificial food ingredients that it is made from…..

        • Snow

          It's really not challenging to read the label before placing items in your shopping cart. They don't "hide" anything. Sure, they're not forthcoming, but the ingredients are all there for your perusal before the purchase.

          • Plenty is hidden with technical terminology that average people don't understand. It doesn't simply say "milk, cream and butter." Walmart currently carries VERY limited organic products, and is well known for outsourcing manufacturing to Asian countries.

            However, due to this outsourcing, many of the products we buy are made with Asian materials. “Made in China” seems like it’s on everything now days. Turns out that China Environmental News reports that the country is having mass outbreaks of heavy metal pollution issues… which makes it all the way to the U.S. in a crate marked "Walmart."

            And forget any sort of food from walmart… not buying it. http://iodineresource.com/foods-you-should-never-

      • Jack

        Yep we know how walmart donates alright . Here is proof . You keep saying billions to your self it might sound good to your self but when you look at the bigger pic and outside of the small minded box you will see whats really going on . the NEW CEO is changing this ..but its going to be a long long road .
        http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2014/06/

      • charles ming

        your retarded Charles its not the point of giving or making money we all need to live and know what we are eating and putting in our body's I think your just one of those guy's who needs to put your 2 cents in every time fuck business we all need to live and be healthy get it through the thick part of your skull dumb ass I couldn't care less if walmart got taking down for there stupid shit they pull every time even there products are crap to they never last and some of the food is gross so get your head out your ass and think for once

  • H. Sansom

    Here is the issue, the ingredients are listed on the side. If you don't like what is in certain foods don't buy it or eat it. Period!!!! I myself eat all natural, organic foods, but that is my choice. I don't dare tell anyone what they can or can not eat.

    • ahmet boylu

      haklısın

    • Charles

      Completely agree. Everyone always freaks out about what is in food and blame the seller.. It's called supply and demand! If you don't like it or whats in it don't buy it, if you continue to buy it they will sell it to you. Business is in it to make money, and to do that they have to give the consumer what the consumer WANTS! In this case it's cheap ice cream.

      • I agree as well… but you simply can't get all natural, organic foods from walmart. They have massive produce departments with plenty of room to spare for an organic section, but yet they don't. They overwhelm the produce with GMOs and don't give much of an option for an alternative.

    • Chris Wisdom

      I would love to eat "all natural, organic foods". However, I run into the same problem many others face: healthy foods are more expensive than unhealthy, or at least not-as-healthy, foods. $2.99 for Skippy's Peanut Butter, or $5.99 for the Organic peanut butter? With my limited budget, guess which one I can afford? Now, if those supermarkets were to flip the prices around, making the healthy foods more affordable than the junk foods, more people would be buying healthy foods.

  • Ajax

    Just Chill: It doesn't matter that your ice cream sandwich won't melt:
    http://www.theskepticsguide.org/just-chill-it-doe

  • marc vogels

    When you make or buy "real " Ice cream the weight should be almost te same as sweetened milk, 1 liter is +/- 1 kilo
    because the producent puts high volume air in their mix ,The product is changing enormously 2 liter = 1 kg. .
    This means You are buying 50 % added air !

    • Chris Wisdom

      Ah – much like a bag of chips, then! XD

  • Deege Jewell

    Burger King vanilla milkshakes are thick, look unlike ice cream, don't taste like ice cream & very gummy. Anyone else ever notice? Chocolate shakes taste like chocolate flavor added, same with strawberry. Don't do fast food but did taste the shakes for verification for someone else. Very artificial tasting, not like ice cream. Any thoughts?

    • Mike

      Yeah…they're yummy.

  • Ron
  • bert

    Can't say now, but years back I worked at NADP in Edmonton and it was real ice cream that they made.

  • MimiB

    http://www.geek.com/science/why-ice-cream-sandwic
    It does not have dangerous chemicals… just different chemicals than regular ice cream.

  • brad

    well i dropped one on my garage floor and found it the next day and it put a permanent mark on my cement floor was unable to remove with a detergent if that tells you anything

  • Charlie Tremaine

    They taste pretty good though.

  • Dario Monje

    It doesn’t even sound like food. I refer to garbage like that as slop! I eat so little ice cream and I am on the verge of omitting it from my diet forever.