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Old 12-14-2018, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Probably something similar to the deaded cheese-product..............full of Frankeningredients.
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Old 12-14-2018, 01:03 PM
 
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breyers had this mint chocolate chip...…. drizzled with hersheys chocolate.syrup .... ...food orgasm in a bowl!!
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Old 12-14-2018, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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breyers had this mint chocolate chip...…. drizzled with hersheys chocolate.syrup .... ...food orgasm in a bowl!!
Breyers does have the best mint chocolate chip- I'm with you there. It's neither green nor cloyingly sweet. Last I checked it was ice cream, not frozen dairy dessert.
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Old 12-14-2018, 02:03 PM
 
Location: North Oakland
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Breyers does have the best mint chocolate chip- I'm with you there. It's neither green nor cloyingly sweet. Last I checked it was ice cream, not frozen dairy dessert.
Even the stuff that's still called ice cream is made with the stabilizer tara gum, which ruined the texture of Breyers forever. I first noticed it in a 3/8-gallon in 2009. It simply wasn't the same. I tried the French vanilla, strawberry, and mint chocolate chip flavors as well. None was the ice cream I once loved.

https://consumerist.com/2007/03/15/b...-has-tara-gum/
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Old 12-14-2018, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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Even the stuff that's still called ice cream is made with the stabilizer tara gum, which ruined the texture of Breyers forever. I first noticed it in a 3/8-gallon in 2009. It simply wasn't the same. I tried the French vanilla, strawberry, and mint chocolate chip flavors as well. None was the ice cream I once loved.

https://consumerist.com/2007/03/15/b...-has-tara-gum/
Understood. I think it still doesn't have HFCS though, like many other ice creams. I haven't had it in quite awhile though.
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Old 12-14-2018, 08:41 PM
 
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Even the stuff that's still called ice cream is made with the stabilizer tara gum, which ruined the texture of Breyers forever. I first noticed it in a 3/8-gallon in 2009. It simply wasn't the same. I tried the French vanilla, strawberry, and mint chocolate chip flavors as well. None was the ice cream I once loved.

https://consumerist.com/2007/03/15/b...-has-tara-gum/
You nailed it! I avoid ice cream that contains tara gum or carrageenan, not to mention HFCS.

I used to love Breyer’s ice cream. When Dreyer’s bought them (confusing some people with the rhyming names, I bet), they added a bunch of kiddie-type flavors that were more like mixins than real flavors. I steered clear of those and bought the old standbys that were not yet adulterated, namely vanilla bean, chocolate chip, mint chocolate chip, strawberry, butter pecan. Those had the original recipes...at that point.

Recently I was going to buy the downsized “half gallon” size of Breyers classic flavors. Not having eaten it in literally years, I examined the ingredients list. THICKENERS had been added. Blasphemy. Decided to buy one of the Haagen-Daaz flavors that (knock on wood) still have not been blasphemized. <———-the word I really want to use also begins with B and has a short “a” sound but the censors might bleep it.

I digress. Dreyer’s had bought HD back when they bought Breyer’s. I think they intended to gradually deteriorate the quality of those earlier versions, to make people switch to Dreyer’s, which is nowhere near as good.

Unfortunately, HD does not seem to be as good as its earlier self. Even the purest flavors (5 ingredients, no tara gum or carrageenan or HFCS) lack the superdense and smooth texture of earlier HD. They supposedly have 20+% butterfat, but I think they must whip more air into the mix now. That would account for weighing 14 oz instead of 16 oz for a pint volume!
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Old 12-14-2018, 10:54 PM
 
Location: North Oakland
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Unfortunately, HD does not seem to be as good as its earlier self. Even the purest flavors (5 ingredients, no tara gum or carrageenan or HFCS) lack the superdense and smooth texture of earlier HD. They supposedly have 20+% butterfat, but I think they must whip more air into the mix now. That would account for weighing 14 oz instead of 16 oz for a pint volume!
I don't agree. To me, the container the 14 oz. "pint" of Haagen-Dazs comes in is perceptibly smaller than the former 16 oz. pint.

Also, I don't know about HFCS, but I don't think I've ever seen any H-D flavor that contains tara gum, nor the original two ice cream bugaboos, carrageenan or guar gum. I don't know about percentage of butterfat, though.
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Old 12-15-2018, 09:10 AM
 
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I don't agree. To me, the container the 14 oz. "pint" of Haagen-Dazs comes in is perceptibly smaller than the former 16 oz. pint.

Also, I don't know about HFCS, but I don't think I've ever seen any H-D flavor that contains tara gum, nor the original two ice cream bugaboos, carrageenan or guar gum. I don't know about percentage of butterfat, though.
You can look up all current flavor ingredient lists at the HD website.
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Old 12-15-2018, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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...................They supposedly have 20+% butterfat, but I think they must whip more air into the mix now. That would account for weighing 14 oz instead of 16 oz for a pint volume!
It's 14 fluid ounces, which is a measure of volume, not weight. It's the amount of space it takes. A fluid ounce is 1/16 of a pint.

One fluid ounce of water weighs one ounce. Since many of the ingredients of ice cream weigh less than water, the carton of HD probably weighs less than 14 ounces.

What they have done is decrease, by volume, the amount of ice cream you are buying. That's what jay noticed in a previous post.

The same thing happened to gallons of ice cream a while back. "Gallons" of ice cream no longer contain a gallon.

Rather than increase prices, they choose to decrease the size of the containers.
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Old 12-15-2018, 11:20 AM
 
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And I thought it was just me!

I used to love Breyer's Mint chocolate chip. I stopped buying all of their other flavors years ago. The mint chocolate chip is also not as good as it used to be, but once it a while, if no other ice-cream is on sale, I will pick it up, but only mint chocolate chip. I used to love their vanilla bean, but it's pretty bad now. Now, I know why.

I also don't think Haagen Daz is as good as it used to be, but I like some of their new flavors. My favorite was always Swiss Almond Vanilla. How is Ben and Jerry's? I haven't had them in years, but given the fact that you can tour the factory, I would hope that they would be relatively honest with the public with their ingredients?

I wish they would stop messing with the ice-cream formulas. Carvel and Baskin and Robbins have become inedible and they are not cheap either.
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