But unlike coffee, ice cream, etc., where the reduced volume or weight
is on the package, the propane tanks have no indication that the they're
not being filled as full as possible. This is simply fraud, and the
retailers and suppliers should be sued in a class action lawsuit.
I don't; Breyers does.
A chemical research team in Britain discovered a method of doubling the
amount of air in ice cream, which allowed manufacturers to use *less of the
actual ingredients*, thereby reducing costs. The incorporation of air into
ice cream is what the trade refers to as overrun.
All commercial ice creams have "overrun," a term applied to the amount of
air they contain. The percentage of overrun ranges from 0 (no air) to 200, a
theoretical figure that would be all air. The legal overrun limit for ice
cream is 100 percent, which would amount to half air. Ice cream needs some
air or it would be rock-hard. But one with 100 percent overrun would have so
little body that it would feel mushy in the mouth; it would also melt
extremely fast. An ice cream with the more desirable proportion of 20 to 50
percent overrun (10 to 25 percent air) would be denser, creamier and
eminently more satisfying. Since the overrun is not required to be listed on
the package, the only way to be absolutely sure is to weigh the carton. Ice
cream with a 50 percent overrun (25 percent air) will weigh about 18 ounces
per pint (subtract about 1 1/2 ounces for the weight of the container). The
weight of the ice cream will be proportionately higher with a lower
percentage of overrun.
Breyers has so much overrun that when it melts it looks like a wet sponge,
not the creamy appearance one would expect to see. It also has a "grainy"
texture in the mouth. If it wouldn't require the purchase of a Breyers'
product, I'd do the weight test, although just handling it and comparing
with other brands, it is lighter.
My bad for not stating "How about Breyers whipping *excessive* air into the
product to increase volume.
Do a little research before you make another childish comment, dipshit.
Long enough to know that you have made almost 700 replies and only ONE
original post (Bagster) since 12/26/07. Your replies are all typically
critical of the person you reply to and condescending as hell. Get lost sap!
You're not worth any more of my time.
For all their recent faults, that's not something they do.
If you ever look at ice cream at a store at high elevation, the store
brands will typically have the lids popping off from the expansion of
the excessive air. The Breyer's and the Haagen Daaz will have their lids
intact. I notice this whenever I'm up near Lake Tahoe and buy ice cream.
Huh? Since this thread appeared, I started noticing the tank
exchanges at various places -- every single one had the weight (15 lbs
in most cases) prominently displayed, large enough to be visible from
10-15 feet away. I don't recall if the tanks themselves had wrappers
(they were behind a cage), but if so I'm sure the weight was listed
there also. Just like coffee, ice cream, etc (actually the ones I saw
were more prominent)
Has anyone actually seen a display not indicate this? At an
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