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Breyer's ice cream quality (split from Ontario board)

Oh, I see www.breyers.ca has been revamped since I wrote that post. They are extolling their special "cream press system." ie. whatever it is that packs air into already crummy frozen dessert? lol

Jun 13, 2010
cmjsrevihc in General Topics

Breyer's ice cream quality (split from Ontario board)

Nestle has repackaged their "Real Dairy" line ths year, and if you look, it's only 1.5 litres now! I bet that's why they redesigned them, so people wouldn't notice the size change specifically. It's expensive too, as is Breyers. Honestly, $8.99 when not on sale. But President's Choice, made with cream and decent ingredients is only $4 or $5 at the most.

Jun 13, 2010
cmjsrevihc in General Topics

Breyer's ice cream quality (split from Ontario board)

I loved that Capuccino Duet ALl Natural ice cream Breyers had a few years ago. Then one day it was gone, as were all of the All Natural line, replaced with teh terrible "Double (triple?) Churned." I sent Breyers an email inquiring about the All Natural, and they explained to me that here in Canada, we have stricter laws about what can be called All Natural. Apparently All Natural would have to use a spring water source, and not filtered municipal water as they were doing.

I don't see why they didn't just keep making the ice cream the same, but replace the All Natural tag with something else. But instead, they went the opposite direction with that Churned junk, and filled it with air and modified milk ingredients etc. The first time I bought it, it was winter and I assumed I must have bought a carton that had been sitting on teh shelf too long, because it tasted sour. But then over time I realized that any ice cream or ice cream product made with modified milk ingredients just tastes terrible and sour to me. Same with chocolate made that way.

Now I get the President's Choice line, which are thankfully made with cream or milk. Or the Nestle Real Dairy.

Now, just the other day, the Safeway flyer was advertising a new Breyers line called Smooth and Creamy, and the picture showed an icon on the carton of a dollop pf cream. I checked it out, but unfortunately, it's still a modified milk ingrients ice cream :( I think there is a tad of cream listed further down the ingredients list, but not enough to be worthwhile.

Now what I want to know is, why when I look up Breyers in the US website do all of the products have milk or cream. Not a single one has modified milk ingredients! Why are we in Canada stuck with a crappier version. I thought Canada would be better about this.

Also, is it me or is the Bryers Canada website useless? they don't even list products.

Mar 28, 2010
cmjsrevihc in General Topics

Why Do People Always Order Ginger Ale When They Fly?

I always go for the tomato juice on an airplane, as it's something I just never get elsewhere. I could buy it on a normal basis, but I don't. So now it's my airline beverage. Plus, not that I worry about this sort of thing, but because it's thicker than something like ginger ale, it seems to me like it wouldn't make one want to pee.

Mar 18, 2010
cmjsrevihc in Features