Why don’t Wal-Mart’s ice cream sandwiches melt?
A mother in Ohio found out that her son left his ice cream sandwich outside, in the summer sun, for about 12 hours.
She expected a mess when she went out there, but there wasn’t much to clean.
The ice cream didn’t melt to a soupy mess.
It was more like a marshmallow fluff that stayed in a rectangular shape.
The ice cream was sold under Wal-Mart’s Great Value brand.
Wal-Mart released a statement saying, “Ice cream melts based on the ingredients including cream. Ice cream with more cream (sic) will generally melt at a slower rate, which is the case with our Great Value ice cream sandwiches.”
Those desserts also contain food stabilizers like guar gum and cellulose gum.
One Ohio TV station conducted an experiment and put the Wal-Mart ice cream sandwiches next to its competitors.
The sandwiches that contained the most natural ingredients are the ones that melted the most.