Recently, a mother accidentally discovered that Wal-Mart ice cream bars will not melt, even when exposed to very hot temperature, after she left one of the bars out in the sun for an extended period of time. Her discovery sparked experiments across the country which all ended up with the same results: something inside of the ice cream bars is preventing them from melting.
Consumer Reports then conducted an experiment using a variety of competing ice cream bars, as well as the Wal-Mart brand at the center of the controversy. They found that while some brands were slower to melt than others, the Wal-Mart brand was the only selection that wasnt melting at all.
After testing the product more theroughly, Consumer Reports linked the slow melt time with the various gums that are injected into the ice cream.
When asked about the ice cream, Wal-Mart has said that their product melts slower because it has more cream than other brands. However, according to Sean O’Keefe, a professor and food chemist at Virginia Tech, the product would actually melt faster if it had more cream.
We have reported on a number of bizarre food experiments in the past, which show how unnatural some of the things that we put in our body really are. In another recent experiment, it was discovered that soda can actually clean a dirty toilet.
John Vibes writes for True Activist and is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war.
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