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Why won’t Walmart’s ice cream sandwiches melt?

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CINCINNATI, Ohio — A mother with two young children is wondering why Walmart’s ice cream sandwiches won’t melt.

WCPO reported that Christie Watson was shocked when she found her son’s ice cream sandwich that he left outside for 12 hours.

Temperatures were topping 80 degrees and the sandwich was nearly intact, according to the station.

The mother left another one of the sandwiches outside for 12 hours and found that it too had barely melted.

“Ice cream melts based on the ingredients, including cream,” Danit Marquardt, a Wal-Mart spokeswoman, told Business Insider. “Ice cream with more cream will generally melt at a slower rate, which is the case with our Great Value ice cream sandwiches.”

The ice cream sandwiches contain milk, cream, buttermilk, sugar, whey and corn syrup, according to Walmart’s website.

WCPO conducted an investigation to see what would melt fastest: A Walmart ice cream sandwich, a pint of Haagen Dazs ice cream and a Klondike bar.

The Haagen Dazs and Klondike bar both melted, but the Walmart sandwich mostly remained intact, still resembling a sandwich, according to the station.

This mother’s story inspired a man in South Dakota to make a video of himself putting the ice cream sandwiches to the test. He does and the video has since gone viral.


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