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TracyQ
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Posted on Saturday, November 14, 2009 - 5:37 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey I tried the new Haagen Dazs Five Vanilla ice cream and had no reaction to it! I haven't had ice cream in years and this was delicious. Has anyone else tried it?
Di
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Posted on Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 1:10 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I haven't heard of it, but will look for it next time I go to the store. I always eat their regular vanilla ice cream, yum.
Deb A.
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Posted on Monday, November 16, 2009 - 11:01 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yes, tried it, Tracy, and it was great...even did well with the passion fruit one.
Melinda
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Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 1:40 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I did try that one and I think I had a reaction
:-( I never know for certain what it is I am reacting to as I seem to have reactions so randomly even with a pure diet but it seemed it was that.

I just recently tried Green & Black's organic ice cream and haven't seemed to have any reactions. Anyone else tried that one yet? I think it does have guar gum in it though and I think that can be suspect for some, but it depends on what it derives from?
Melinda
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Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 1:43 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I forgot to say the Green & Black's organic ice cream I tried was vanilla and I also have tried the chocolate but in smaller doses. The white chocolate strawberry one has pectin and I think maybe citric acid in it and or other suspect ingredients so I won't be trying that one. Not sure about their other flavors.
Deb A.
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Posted on Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 4:18 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When I eat any ice cream, I take two small scoops. I used to eat larger amounts at one sitting, but I've learned my tolerance level for certain foods.
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Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 5:25 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The only kind of ice cream I've found that I can eat is also Haagen Dazs Five. The coffee flavor and the mint flavor have both been totally fine!
Roy Piwovar
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Posted on Monday, May 14, 2012 - 1:04 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This is the only ice cream I eat (lactose intolerance runs in the family), and I can't tolerate too much at one time

http://www.breyers.com/product/detail/113856/lactose-free-vanilla
LisaS
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Posted on Monday, May 14, 2012 - 10:16 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We do well with any of the Breyer's plain flavors (nothing like Oreo, extra creamy, etc). But, we are not as sensitive as some people.
Deb A.
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2012 - 9:00 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When in doubt, go for a small amount of vanilla ice cream. Yesterday, made some strawberry ice cream with the grandkids...cooked 5 egg yolks with 1 2/3 cups of organic whole milk on low, stirring till it began to thicken (coats a spoon well). Took of heat and added 2 cups of organic Trader Joe's cream, 1 1/2 cup of pureed strawberries, some honey and cane sugar (good to make it a bit sweet, since freezing cuts the sweetness). I added a pinch of salt and 1 t. vanilla. Chilled in fridge for a half an hour. Placed in ice cream maker. In the meantime, I chopped up about 8 strawberries and sugared lightly. When the ice cream was ready, I spooned half in a container and then spooned the strawberries (organic) over that and then spooned the rest of the ice cream over them. Best we've ever had...I guessed on measurements..make a lot of things like that..sorry.
Deb A.
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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2012 - 9:01 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

that's took off the heat...:-)
LisaS
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Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 9:27 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sounds lovely!!!
Lynn Y.
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Posted on Sunday, July 01, 2012 - 9:01 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have finally found an all natural ice-cream. It is Blue Bunny Premium All Natural Vanilla. The ingredients are milk, cream, sugar, skim milk, egg yolks, natural vanilla extract and vanilla beans. It can be found at any Walmart nationwide.
LisaS
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Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2012 - 7:53 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I just found out that earlier this year, Breyer's changed many of their flavors to have Carrageenan and some Maltodextrin. You can tell because they no longer say "All Natural" and are now called "Frozen Dairy Dessert".

I'm glad I figured it out before eating the Butter Pecan that I had purchased, but I thinking that the Black Raspberry Chocolate we had a couple weeks ago probably caused the problems I was blaming on other things.
Roy Piwovar
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Posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2012 - 1:05 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Here's the ingredients label for Blue Bunny Premium All Natural Vanilla ice cream. It includes all the ingredients Lynn Y. listed plus nonfat dry milk.

http://www.bluebunny.com/Products/d/Premium_Ice_Cream_All_Natural_Vanilla
LisaS
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Posted on Friday, July 06, 2012 - 12:23 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Arden's in my local natural food store seems to be OK for us. It does have some gums but not carrageenan and we do OK with the the others gums.

Lisa
Roy Piwovar
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Posted on Saturday, July 07, 2012 - 1:19 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Per their website, http://www.aldensicecream.com/questions/:

"Alden's or Julie's Organic is certified "Organic" meaning, greater than 95% percent organic ingredients go into our products, and the other less than 5% are approved per the "National List" approved by USDA. The USDA "National List" is simply a set of ingredients which cannot be sourced organically, but are needed in processing."

The "needed in processing" excuse is disingenuous. If items are only certified "organic" they are allowed to contain items from a list of additives not permitted in foods labeled "100% organic". Contrary to the claim, they are not necessarily "needed in processing", and include such items as autolyzed yeast extract, natural flavoring, carrageenan, and (more recent additions) whey protein concentrate, gelatin, kelp and other seaweed. "Organic" products can end up containing just as much processed (manufactured) free glutamic acid (FGA) as conventional products. "Organic" is increasingly becoming just a marketing ploy as more questionable items are added to the approved for organic list from year to year.

http://www.science20.com/news_articles/organic_food_what_it_means_and_list_artificial_ingredients_allowed-82014
Hoteru
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Posted on Saturday, July 07, 2012 - 2:45 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks, Roy, that sneaky stuff they are doing is very important to know.
sara
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Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 9:49 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Our little grocery had Blue Bunny Ice Cream on sale - couldn't find this natural vanilla one - every carton I picked up was full of additives and had corn syrup on the label. Maybe I missed it but I doubt it. I found about a dozen different flavors including 3 different vanilla ones.
LisaS
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Posted on Friday, July 13, 2012 - 11:25 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That's a good point, Roy, but that doesn't invalidate the organic nature of the other ingredients (organic milk and cream), and I wasn't confusing the label "organic" with FGA free -- it just has ingredients our family does fine with. I don't see this as "sneaky" on the part of Alden's.
Roy Piwovar
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Posted on Friday, July 13, 2012 - 1:05 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

LisaS, it actually does act as a disclaimer regarding the other ingredients if they add up to less than 5% of the total, which probably includes the nonfat dry milk. My point was that people should read "organic" product labels as carefully as they do conventional ones. Unless each and every item on the label is individually listed with the word "organic" in front of it, it often isn't.
ali
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Posted on Friday, July 13, 2012 - 2:24 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

that is very true here in ireland too Roy....so often i find organic food containing a host of non-organic ingredients. It always pays to scrutinize the label, organic or otherwise. Even if you have bought a poduct before, dont assume it to have the same ingredients the next time you buy it...
LisaS
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Posted on Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 6:21 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So Roy, are you saying that 100% organic can't have organic versions of yeast extract, maltodextrin, "soy protein", etc? I look for organic simply because I want to avoid pesticides and toxins, but I didn't think it had anything to do with FGA, that it could hide just as easily in "organic" versions of the same things.

Definitely have to read labels each time unfortunately. Though in some cases, this works the other way -- I'm seeing a few brands move away from carrageenan and move to the other gums, for example.
Roy Piwovar
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Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012 - 5:34 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

LisaS, there are no organic versions of many ingredients, but in the U.S. there are two levels of "organic". A product labeled "100% organic" cannot compromise and have yeast extract in it because it's a processed, autolyzed product and not an organic one. Regular "organic", on the other hand, has it on its list of allowed non-organic exceptions.

Labeling mixed products as "organic", although allowed, is misleading and such products should be required to be labeled "primarily organic".
"Soy protein" and many other items are not on the approved list for regular "organic". An item doesn't have to be labeled "100% organic" to be free of it as "organic" alone will do in such cases.
ali
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Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012 - 6:10 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

its just as confusing here in Europe. Always read the label. Here all organic ingredients must be marked with a * . So you can quickly see the ingredients unmarked and check they are okay for you. Its a minefield....oh for clear labelling!!!
sandj
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Posted on Monday, August 17, 2015 - 4:07 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I make my own ice cream with a frozen bannana or other fruit, Rice Dream Orginal Reciepe, walnuts and vanilla or almond extract. Blend in Nutri Bullet with just enough milk so its thick. Very delicious.

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