A Fox News report asks:
Eating ice cream is the summer heat is one of life's great feats, but is it really ice cream if it doesn’t melt?
It all began when a Cincinnati mother had been treating her kids to ice cream sandwiches from Walmart but one morning she noticed an uneaten sandwich left outside had barely melted overnight in the 80 degree weather.
She shared her story with 9-WCPO and the TV station decided to conduct a little ice cream experiment using a Walmart Great Value sandwich, a pint of Häagen-Dazs, and a Klondike Bar.
The Häagen-Dazs melted quickly into a puddle.
The Klondike sandwich melted to a fair extent.
The Walmart sandwich, though it melted a bit, remained the most solid in appearance, and still looked like a sandwich.
A check of ingredients confirms why Haagen Dazs melts quickly, like ice cream from the past:
Walmart's ingredient list includes corn syrup, guar gum, and cellulose gum.
The Klondike Bars's ingredient list is very similar to Walmart's, with similar gums added.
Häagen-Dazs contains just cream, milk, sugar, and eggs, and vanilla, but no corn syrup or gums of any type.