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nick Sep 4, 2001 12:36 PM

Is it my imagination or has the quality of Ben and Jerry's ice cream drastically gone down? I swear that all their ice creams seem lighter, i.e. more air whipped in. Is this the case or am I wrong? I also remember that many years ago when I first started buying Ben and Jerry's the only ingredients were egg yolks, sugar, cream, milk and flavoring. Now they have added guar gums, lecithen and tons of other additives. Why oh why does this need to happen?

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    Christopher RE: nick Sep 4, 2001 03:22 PM

    Hi Nick!
    It's not your imagination, I noticed the same thing.

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      zola RE: Christopher Sep 4, 2001 04:01 PM

      Do you remember a few years back when they hired a CEO? I despaired then that it would be the end of the brand's quality. In fact, I did give up on the company and largely stopped buying.

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        rjka RE: zola Sep 4, 2001 04:53 PM

        Not only did they hire a CEO, they were sold to Unilever a year or two ago.

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          hotmilk RE: rjka Sep 4, 2001 07:39 PM

          Unilever bought B&J in 2000, it supposedly can't alter their present operations, that is, for FIVE years. After that, well, cross your fingers......Unilever, the same company that owns Slim-Fast!

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