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(MSN)   What happens when you change the formula of your vanilla ice cream and no one notices? For six months?   ( msn.com) divider line
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2017-05-19 10:00:19 AM  
What changing the flavor of your Vanilla Ice may look like

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2017-05-19 10:27:21 AM  
Two things:

1. You don't always want them to notice (q.v. New Coke).

2. Much of the time, the only difference between a natural and an artificial flavour is the method of preparation; the end product is the same compound.

It's at least possible they're using the same ingredients, just sourced from another firm that prepares them the "natural" way.
 
2017-05-19 10:35:12 AM  
Did they change it to vanilla ice cream?
 
2017-05-19 10:37:53 AM  

MikeyFuccon: Two things:

1. You don't always want them to notice (q.v. New Coke).

2. Much of the time, the only difference between a natural and an artificial flavour is the method of preparation; the end product is the same compound.

It's at least possible they're using the same ingredients, just sourced from another firm that prepares them the "natural" way.


If they had publicized it when they made the change, morans would take to the internet insisting they can taste the difference. Do it quietly and people won't even notice. Kraft did the same thing when it quietly changed the ingredients in their boxed macaroni and "cheese".
 
2017-05-19 10:44:54 AM  
I have never had ice cream at McDonalds.

/ Useless article.
 
2017-05-19 10:48:56 AM  
McDonald's sells ice cream?
 
2017-05-19 10:49:38 AM  
What happens is that you lose your opportunity to put a "NEW" label on it, because that can only be done for the first six months.
 
2017-05-19 10:50:53 AM  
Maybe people did notice but they just didn't give enough of a shiat to talk about it.
 
2017-05-19 10:51:14 AM  
and if people did notice.. what would they do?   it isn't like it becomes inedible.

Like when I bring rotten produce back from the grocery store.  I already cut it open.  there is no way to prove I bought THAT vegetable from THAT store, and at best for all my trouble I might get store credit to cover the cost of said rotten produce.  Far easier to throw it away and shake my tiny fist
 
2017-05-19 10:57:07 AM  

nytmare: McDonald's sells ice cream?


They sell a soft, frozen, dairy-based product that they sell as "cones" or "sundaes", but I don't think they can legally call it ice cream.
 
2017-05-19 10:57:57 AM  

groppet: Maybe people did notice but they just didn't give enough of a shiat to talk about it.


People who eat at McDonalds regularly enough to notice something like that would also likely not be the people to give much of a crap about the finer details of things like "taste".
 
2017-05-19 11:01:04 AM  
That you don't go there for the hunting.
 
2017-05-19 11:03:01 AM  

nytmare: McDonald's sells ice cream?


I wasn't aware soft serve was actually ice cream.

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Looking at you, Breyers.
 
2017-05-19 11:05:45 AM  
Then there's Turkey Hill, which makes four different variations of vanilla: Original vanilla, homemade vanilla, vanilla bean, and french vanilla.
 
2017-05-19 11:05:53 AM  

This text is now purple: nytmare: McDonald's sells ice cream?

I wasn't aware soft serve was actually ice cream.

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Looking at you, Breyers.


In Canada the laws are pretty strict on what can and can't be called ice cream. It helps a great deal at the grocery store when you can easily distinguish the crap from the real stuff.
 
2017-05-19 11:12:14 AM  
I like McDonald's ice cream. It's the *only* thing on their menu I like, and the only thing on their menu that doesn't rot my guts.
 
2017-05-19 11:17:20 AM  

SloppyFrenchKisser: I have never had ice cream at McDonalds.

/ Useless article.


Which is why no one noticed. If you're going somewhere for fast food chain ice cream you're hitting DQ.
 
2017-05-19 11:25:01 AM  
"and its whipped topping is now made without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives"

What artificial color did they add to make it white?
 
2017-05-19 11:29:18 AM  

This text is now purple: Then there's Turkey Hill, which makes four different variations of vanilla: Original vanilla, homemade vanilla, vanilla bean, and french vanilla.


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2017-05-19 12:02:48 PM  

This text is now purple: nytmare: McDonald's sells ice cream?

I wasn't aware soft serve was actually ice cream.

[img.fark.net image 550x549]
Looking at you, Breyers.


I remember back in the '90's, when Breyers used to make a point in advertising about how they used no preservatives, artificial colors or flavors, or any other questionable ingredients.  I remember ads that used to have kids trying to read other brands ingredients lists and stumbling over the huge lists of preservatives and artificial colors/flavorings, and then the kids would pick up Breyers and it would be just "Cream, Milk, Sugar, Vanilla" ect.

Then they got bought out by Unilever and became just another ice cream brand, more focused on fancy licensed gimmick flavors and quietly tossing out that "nothing phony or unpronounceable" advertising campaign.
 
2017-05-19 12:06:42 PM  
You people ought to read ingredient lists sometime.
McDonalds does indeed sell actual ice cream, along with the rest of their actual food.
I know over the past few years people have been leading you to believe that McDonalds is some kind of frakenfood, and you love that narrative...but, you've been lied too...again.

"VANILLA REDUCED FAT ICE CREAM: Ingredients: Milk, Sugar, Cream, Nonfat Milk Solids, Corn Syrup Solids, Mono- and Diglycerides, Guar Gum, Dextrose, Sodium Citrate, Artificial Vanilla Flavor, Sodium Phosphate, Carrageenan, Disodium Phosphate, Cellulose Gum, Vitamin A Palmitate."

http://nutrition.mcdonalds.com/usnutritionexchange/ingredientslist.pd​f
 
2017-05-19 12:17:42 PM  

Silverstaff: This text is now purple: nytmare: McDonald's sells ice cream?

I wasn't aware soft serve was actually ice cream.

[img.fark.net image 550x549]
Looking at you, Breyers.

I remember back in the '90's, when Breyers used to make a point in advertising about how they used no preservatives, artificial colors or flavors, or any other questionable ingredients.  I remember ads that used to have kids trying to read other brands ingredients lists and stumbling over the huge lists of preservatives and artificial colors/flavorings, and then the kids would pick up Breyers and it would be just "Cream, Milk, Sugar, Vanilla" ect.

Then they got bought out by Unilever and became just another ice cream brand, more focused on fancy licensed gimmick flavors and quietly tossing out that "nothing phony or unpronounceable" advertising campaign.


I do remember those ads and then years later looking at the ingredients list and saying "WTF", but hey money to be made and all.
 
2017-05-19 01:00:30 PM  
Nobody noticed because nobody purchased ice cream in the last 6 months because the machines were broken.
 
2017-05-19 01:12:06 PM  

groppet: Silverstaff: This text is now purple: nytmare: McDonald's sells ice cream?

I wasn't aware soft serve was actually ice cream.

[img.fark.net image 550x549]
Looking at you, Breyers.

I remember back in the '90's, when Breyers used to make a point in advertising about how they used no preservatives, artificial colors or flavors, or any other questionable ingredients.  I remember ads that used to have kids trying to read other brands ingredients lists and stumbling over the huge lists of preservatives and artificial colors/flavorings, and then the kids would pick up Breyers and it would be just "Cream, Milk, Sugar, Vanilla" ect.

Then they got bought out by Unilever and became just another ice cream brand, more focused on fancy licensed gimmick flavors and quietly tossing out that "nothing phony or unpronounceable" advertising campaign.

I do remember those ads and then years later looking at the ingredients list and saying "WTF", but hey money to be made and all.


Indeed. During the early 00's, when everything started getting downsized ( O.J. from 64oz to 59oz, cookies from 1lb. to 14.4oz, ice cream from Half Gal to 1.75 qt), Unilever was the first to shrink to 1.5qt with Breyers. Everybody soon followed suit. There's still a few of the old school staples worth stocking up on when Breyer's goes on sale (which is RARE anymore), but the brand name doesn't = $ anything like it used to.

/I sound fat
//as hell
///actually just an OCD comparison shopper
 
2017-05-19 03:22:36 PM  
How could they?   The machine's alwaysalways broken. ..
 
2017-05-19 03:51:39 PM  

This text is now purple: Then there's Turkey Hill, which makes four different variations of vanilla: Original vanilla, homemade vanilla, vanilla bean, and french vanilla.


The brand name sounds a little unappetizing for ice cream. :-)

Over here on the west coast, we've got the brand Tillamook that does the same three varieties with the flavor: Old Fashioned Vanilla, Vanilla Bean, and French Vanilla. I was surprised to find out how different they were from each other.
 
2017-05-19 06:47:12 PM  
There was a report a while ago that McD's was also revamping the always broken/unclea ice cream machines.

For some reason my wife likes that cr*p. I live in custard territory. Far superior.
 
2017-05-19 07:22:09 PM  

Kid Lester: groppet: Silverstaff: This text is now purple: nytmare: McDonald's sells ice cream?

I wasn't aware soft serve was actually ice cream.

[img.fark.net image 550x549]
Looking at you, Breyers.

I remember back in the '90's, when Breyers used to make a point in advertising about how they used no preservatives, artificial colors or flavors, or any other questionable ingredients.  I remember ads that used to have kids trying to read other brands ingredients lists and stumbling over the huge lists of preservatives and artificial colors/flavorings, and then the kids would pick up Breyers and it would be just "Cream, Milk, Sugar, Vanilla" ect.

Then they got bought out by Unilever and became just another ice cream brand, more focused on fancy licensed gimmick flavors and quietly tossing out that "nothing phony or unpronounceable" advertising campaign.

I do remember those ads and then years later looking at the ingredients list and saying "WTF", but hey money to be made and all.

Indeed. During the early 00's, when everything started getting downsized ( O.J. from 64oz to 59oz, cookies from 1lb. to 14.4oz, ice cream from Half Gal to 1.75 qt), Unilever was the first to shrink to 1.5qt with Breyers. Everybody soon followed suit. There's still a few of the old school staples worth stocking up on when Breyer's goes on sale (which is RARE anymore), but the brand name doesn't = $ anything like it used to.

/I sound fat
//as hell
///actually just an OCD comparison shopper


That's funny because I just noticed the other day that the cans of tuna in the cupboard were 4.5oz. I was thinking, WTF? Now my mother's tuna casserole recipe that calls for one can of tuna needs 1 and a half? It's not like I can use the rest on my ice cream
 
2017-05-19 10:33:40 PM  

nytmare: McDonald's sells ice cream?


No.
 
2017-05-19 10:45:03 PM  
This is vanilla ice cream:

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Ingredients:
Milk, Cream, Skim Milk, Sugar, Egg Yolks, Natural Vanilla Extract and Vanilla Bean Specks.

Whatever McDonald's sells isn't.  Not now, not six months ago.
 
2017-05-19 11:18:07 PM  

BMFPitt: This is vanilla ice cream:

[wellscontent.blob.core.windows.net image 398x300]

Ingredients:
Milk, Cream, Skim Milk, Sugar, Egg Yolks, Natural Vanilla Extract and Vanilla Bean Specks.

Whatever McDonald's sells isn't.  Not now, not six months ago.


Another unappetizing brand name. :-)
 
2017-05-20 09:40:07 PM  
In my case I haven't had vanilla Ice Cream at Micky Dee's in the last 6 months.

/ hell, last 20 years
// hell, last 30 years
/// some 40 years ago the chocolate shakes at the San Clemente Mickey Dees were awesome
 
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