In fact, she was so surprised she decided to run another test, and ended up with the same result. Christie Watson was surprised to see the ice cream was still there. Reprints & permissions | However, Consumer Reports found another reason to explain why WalMart brand Great Value ice cream doesn’t melt so quickly as some others — stabilizers such as calcium sulfate and guar gum: The fact that Walmart Great Value brand ice cream seemingly doesn’t melt may unnerve some people, but all of the product’s ingredients have been deemed safe for consumption by the FDA. And Great Value is not the only brand of ice cream product that contains such stabilizers. News of Walmart’s “magical” Great Value ice cream went viral after a woman in Cincinnati told local news station WCPO on July 15 that her son’s ice cream sandwich was left outside in … You can't win with some people,” one YouTube user commented on Collins’ video. Example:   [Collected via e-mail, January 2015]. It is largely the guar gum and calcium sulfate that are holding it together. News of Walmart’s “magical” Great Value ice cream went viral after a woman in Cincinnati told local news station WCPO on July 15 that her son’s ice cream sandwich was left outside in 80-degree weather for 12 hours and didn’t melt. Is anyone really looking for an ice-cream that doesn't melt? Dan Collins, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was one of these people. Walmart has made the “unmeltable” — an ice cream sandwich that doesn’t melt. It says ice cream.”. Don’t you hate it when you get distracted after opening an ice cream sandwich and it melts? Walmart’s ice cream sandwiches contain the ingredients corn syrup, guar gum, carob bean gum and cellulose gum, which act as stabilizers to help the ice cream keep its shape, according to a study by the Department of Food Science and Technology at Ohio State University. Of 253 Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate, only 17 had acknowledged Joe Biden as president-elect two weeks after he was declared the winner. Within 30 minutes, the Blue Bunny ice cream was in a puddle. The claim started in 2014, and the video proof you may have seen circulating is legit. It sounds like something that's a complete urban legend, but Snopes says it's at least partly true that Walmart's Great Value Ice Cream Sandwiches don't melt in the sun. “I thought that’s quite weird,” she said. Dan Collins, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, proves in a YouTube video that Walmart's ice cream sandwiches don't melt in the sun. Sitemap | When asked for comment about the seemingly never-melting ice cream sandwich, a WalMart representative responded by noting that the melting rate of Great Value ice cream sandwiches is affected … “Ice cream with more cream will generally melt at a slower rate, which is the case with our Great Value ice cream sandwiches.”. Ice cream with more cream will generally melt at a slower rate, which is the case with our Great Value ice cream sandwiches.' Well, an ice-cream that doesn't even melt in the sun may stand out immediately from the crowding shelf space of ice-cream and make people scream with excitement when they see or hear about it. “Is it really a ‘Great Value’?” Collins asked at the end of the video. A mother in Cincinnati reached out to the media after her son’s ice cream sandwich, part of Walmart’s Great Value product line, was left sitting out in the sun for 12 hours but failed to melt. “If it melts, it’s a problem and people complain. We Prove it.”. California Privacy Rights | that fat can affect the rate at which an ice cream product will melt: The less fat (and the more water) in ice cream, the slower it melts. 6 years ago. About Us | Walmart has made the “unmeltable” — an ice cream sandwich that doesn’t melt. WCPO’s experiment, which has been reconstructed in countless YouTube videos, found that Walmart’s Great Value brand ice cream sandwich really did melt much much slower than its competitors’ offerings: When asked for comment about the seemingly never-melting ice cream sandwich, a WalMart representative responded by noting that the melting rate of Great Value ice cream sandwiches is affected by the amount of cream they contain: (Think of it this way: you can leave butter out for many days at room temperature, but it won’t melt into a puddle of liquid because it’s a dairy product containing a good deal of cream.). Since the Cincinnati mom made the recent discovery, dozens of people and news stations across the country have experimented with different brands of ice cream. ", Privacy Policy | Advertise with Newsday | Subscription terms | “It’s apparent that it’s really not going to melt the whole way,” Collins said. “Well, maybe if it was real ice cream it would be.”. Whoever that person on the viral call may be, you should know Canadian medical organizations have released statements refuting his comments. A radio DJ for KIKN 100.5, Collins proved on camera on July 29 that Walmart’s ice cream sandwiches really don’t melt in a YouTube video titled “Walmart Ice Cream Sandwich Won’t Melt! Walmart’s Great Value Ice Cream Sandwiches Don’t Melt. "I thought that's quite weird," Watson told WCPO. You might be using private browsing or have notifications blocked. Snopes and the Snopes.com logo are registered service marks of Snopes.com. Origins: On 15 July 2014, the Cincinnati television station WCPO’s news department conducted a melting test on several brands of ice cream (a cup of Haagen Dazs, a Klondike Bar ice cream sandwich, and a WalMart Great Value ice cream sandwich) after receiving a tip that ice cream treats sold by Walmart did not melt when left in the sun on a hot summer day: “I noticed that my son had left his ice cream sandwich outside,” she said, “and I was wondering ‘why is there still ice cream in there’?”. Explore this storyboard about Ice Cream, Sandwiches, Primary Education by Mashed on Flipboard.