Mother Discovers Walmart Ice Cream Sandwich Not Melted After 12 Hours in the Sun
There's nothing like the fudgy, melty blocks of deliciousness that are ice cream sandwiches on a hot summer day. Now imagine that block of deliciousness without its "melty" quality. That's just unnatural.
According to a report from WCPO Cincinnati a mother, Christie Watson, was in for some major shock when she noticed that her sons Great Value ice cream sandwich from Walmart wasn't melting - even after sitting out for 12 hours on an 80-degree day.
It doesn't take an ice-cream connoisseur to know that ice cream that doesn't melt just plain defies the laws of frozen desserts.
Feeling similar sentiments, and questioning what exactly caused these sandwiches to be immortal to the sun, Watson left a second sandwich out overnight. No meltage.
According to a Walmart spokeswoman, the Great Value sandwich phenomena is simply a matter of having more cream, thus causing a slower melting-rate.
Contrarily, Business Insider reports suggest that it has nothing to do with the cream, but instead the many additives present in the sandwich.
WCPO conducted a little experiment of their own by leaving out a Walmart sandwich alongside a Klondike bar and a pint of Haagen Dazs ice cream. Two out of three melted - and it certainly wasn't the Walmart sandwich.
Worth noting is the ingredients found in the Haagen Dazs ice cream: cream, milk, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. No gums. Coincidence? I think not.
So whether the lack of meltage is due to an abundance of cream, or if this is the Frankenstein of ice cream sandwiches is entirely up for the consumer to decide.
In the meantime, it looks like ice cream companies may have a new marketing gimmick on their hands. "Try our ice cream! Naturally melts in 100 degree weather."