Breyers again

Posted on: Thu, 06/29/2006 - 3:56am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Had a panic attack last night buying ice cream, read the "natural Vanilla" label and it listed eggs. Called today and it was a box screw up, there is no egg in the natural vanilla, just the french vanilla. I will still call to be sure should I buy some, but I didn't even buy it last night. Still disappointed they've changed a lot of their ice creams to include soy now.

Posted on: Thu, 06/29/2006 - 4:36am
JenniferKSwan's picture
Joined: 06/19/2006 - 09:00

Thank you for the heads up! Breyers is the only ice cream I allow my DS to have though in all honesty, I'm really starting to look hard at investing in my own ice cream maker. One nice thing about all this mess, I really look domestic!
Mommy to Aiden 1/26/05 PA,wheat,barley,soy,egg and others yet to be discovered DS#2 is due July 15, 2006 who we hope will be AF

Posted on: Thu, 06/29/2006 - 5:03am
NCMom's picture
Joined: 04/30/2003 - 09:00

It seems that ice cream is an often recalled item. And it's usually something you eat pretty soon after you buy it (maybe even after putting the groceries away [img][/img]). We made the decision to buy an ice cream maker after one too many recalls and are very pleased with it. So easy to use and I'm not very domestic and don't have much time with 3 little boys. The vanilla has 4 ingredients and it takes about 25 minutes to make. I get rave reviews - have a Cuisinart.

Posted on: Thu, 06/29/2006 - 5:12am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Breyer's is one of those things that we had no idea why before our allergies were diagnosed, but it was the only ice cream ds could ever eat. I've never heard of a Breyer's recall, but this situation certainly makes me think twice about label reading, what if I had found something new and "safe", not that we're that adventurous but still. It is making me re-think that's for sure. I just know I panicked that our long time staple was not safe, so if anybody gets any, call and double check the batch with the company. I wonder if I opened one if french vanilla would be inside instead of natural vanilla? Maybe I'd better go buy one and check, the color is pretty distinguishable on the French Vanilla.

Posted on: Thu, 06/29/2006 - 12:10pm
alliedhealth's picture
Joined: 06/10/2006 - 09:00

This NC mom agrees with "NCMom" above- we do not do commercial ice cream as we have been told by many companies that they are using shared lines with "thorough wash downs?"after nut flavors. Our cuisinart is great and our homemade flavors certainly are better than any I've had- served some for a preschool party and the kids could not get enough of it!

Posted on: Thu, 06/29/2006 - 1:11pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I think I'm headed to your way of thinking, I just need a better ice cream maker than my Rival. Just too close for comfort on this labeling error.

Posted on: Thu, 06/29/2006 - 2:22pm
Jen224's picture
Joined: 05/22/2006 - 09:00

I have yet to find a safe commercial ice cream. (However, Organic Soy Delicious has a fantastic label. So, it's safe, but it's just not the same as regular ice cream.) W just got the Krups Ice Cream maker from William-Sonoma about two weeks ago, and we've been making ice cream left and right here! I can't believe how easy and wonderful it is! Plus, there's nothing like giving something new to your PA child and feeling relaxed---oh, what a feeling! However, it might be a problem that "heavy cream" has been on my grocery list every shopping trip since we got it. Hmmm...maybe it's time to make some sorbet. [img][/img]

Posted on: Thu, 06/29/2006 - 3:49pm
gw_mom3's picture
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

We make homemade ice cream sometimes but I can't eat it much because of the fat (it gives me stomach problems not to mention it kills my diet). There's no recipe that I've found that has the low fat content of breyer's 94% fat free and still taste like ice cream. [img][/img] But we only stick with the 94% fat free vanilla.

Posted on: Thu, 06/29/2006 - 11:18pm
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Jen224:
[b] However, it might be a problem that "heavy cream" has been on my grocery list every shopping trip since we got it. Hmmm...maybe it's time to make some sorbet. [img][/img][/b]
I have the Cuisinart, and instead of using whole milk I use 1%. Instead of 2 cups heavy cream I use 1 cup heavy cream and 1 cup half & half. Not exactly diet food, but it definitely cuts the fat content without tasting like ice milk.
BTW, the last batch of coffee ice cream I made was just divine. My 15 y.o. non-PA son had a bunch of friends over and they couldn't get enough of it. High praise indeed - from non-PA folks who can eat whatever they want!

Posted on: Fri, 06/30/2006 - 2:18am
ajgauthier's picture
Joined: 04/13/2005 - 09:00

...I have a Cuisinart it!
I tend to make the cooked custard-style can get away with using lower fat milk and egg beaters...and the cooked custard-style comes out creamier and stiffer than the non-cooked counterparts. is much more time invested.
Also --- to save on cream costs...I buy a few large bottle/containers when they are on sale, then pour 1 cup into a freezer ziploc, freeze it...then defrost it overnight in the fridge a day or so before I want to use it.
30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Fri, 06/30/2006 - 3:38am
tidina's picture
Joined: 01/26/2005 - 09:00

Ive used just milk in my Rival ice cream maker.
It tastes pretty good. i wish i got a better maker too because the Rival just makes it too mushy, then you freeze it and it gets rock hard. i have my canister in fridge and havent made any in a while. the heavy cream is fattening and expensive!! i mite try using bryers, ben and jerrys, turkey hill, not sure. someday maybe.


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