Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Death of the real Ice Cream?

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream
for Ice Cream Dept.

If one were to carefully read the recent report in the news about the 1Malaysia Hypermart selling Iced Confectionery as Ice Cream, it is time we wake up from our long slumber.

Just a minute ago, I chatted with a younger sister about Sweetened Condensed Milk of the old days and the present Sweetened Creamer. She was shocked to realise that she was ignorant about the truth between the two! Just how many in our age group know this?

Did you also know that this is only prevalent to South East Asia?
We took for granted that creamer is from cream found in dairy products such as milk.

And anything that come with the name such as cows, farm, milk maid, buttercup etc. are dairy products thus are milk based?

Then, why are products permitted to carry such name which could easily mislead consumers thinking they are dairy based instead of chemically ladened mass produced, processed products?
The authorities should be vigilant enough to protect our health conscious public instead of keeping an eye closed until someone bring it up?

The issue of many mistakenly buying Sweetened Condensed Creamer as sweetened condensed milk is still outstanding and many are still unaware about it.

So the Condensed Milk is Dead.

A report two years ago in Lowyat Malaysia, explains.

Whenever there is a global price increase of milk, our local selling price of the so-called 'condensed milk' also goes up. This is a sheer act of profiteering by the manufacturers.

Let us look at the recent hoo haa.

Ice Cream it says.
But is it really ice cream we are eating?
The current price of cream is at RM 10.00 per 250ml and that equates to RM40.00 per Litre. Then, how can a brand sell a 2l tub of their ice cream for only RM5.89??

Something is not right here. Is it cream from old milk?

I strongly suspect that no cream were used. It is made from the very stuff that also made that non-dairy creamer namely 'the-white-stuff'-they-get-from-palm-kernel 'milk' and processed with added chemicals to make it taste and look like dairy milk, derived from cows.
If one were to closely look at the packaging, the product is legally correct. The word printed is so small that as if the makers do not want you to look at it. See if you can hold a frozen tub with your bare hands long enough.

It is now called Iced Confectioneries and not the usual Ice Cream we were so familiar with.

Then what have sweetened condensed creamer got to do with ice cream?
Plenty. Profits that is.

Just use the same cheap 'white-powdered-stuff'' and mix it with more chemicals, then freeze it like crazy and viola!..........................iced cream look alike!

So be careful folks, take care of your children. Do not think that by letting them eat this kind of 'iced cream', you are letting them nourished by mistakenly eating dairy milk. These are highly processed food that are made with loads of flavouring, colouring, additives and what not, that may cause allergy instead.
So remember when buying the real stuff, look for the word "Ice Cream". If no such word then it is a substituted fake.

It is going to be tough because real ice cream is very expensive. Real milk brands like Haagen-Dazs cost around RM38.00 per small tub. No way it is going to be priced at RM5.99 per litre.

Like the real sweetened condensed milk, it will eventually disappear from the market shelves.

Now, Ice Cream is dead!
Welcome "Iced Confectioneries", the new Iced Creamer!!

Misleading? You be the judge.
What is next? Fishballs?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I noticed several years ago (at least 2004) that Nestle "ice cream" is not ice cream but is labelled as Flavoured Frozen Confection. At least the words 'ice cream' are nowhere on the label.
And of course the ingredients are very different from real ice cream.