at first, when my family began to complain about the change in breyers ice cream, i didn't think much of it, until i had a late night craving for mint choclate chip ice cream.
the second i opened the box in a near dark kitchen, i immediately noticed that there were fewer, and larger, flatter chips. at first, i thought, 'ok, this must be the change', until i put a spoonful of it in my mouth.
ugh! what happened to the consistency?? it tasted gummy and gooey like all of the cheaper supermarket brands. and, with the 'chips' (are they really fake??? i won't eat modified and artificial food!!) fewer and flatter between, the whole consistency of what used to be a great ice cream has changed.
years ago, 'heath bar' changed their candy bar by replacing the natural vanilla, for a cheaper vanillin susbstitute, and customers complained. and guess what? the company reverted back to the original formula. upon hearing that, i've been eating 'heath bars' ever since.
i think there's one thing the consumers who may not like breyers original formula and unilever don't understand, is that the fans of the original formula bought it because it was different and we liked the simple ingredients, and the grainy texture. it had a cleaner, more natural taste. the non-fans have a plethora of gooey, guar gum, carageenan ice cream from which to choose. we were a faithful bunch, that has been abandoned. so now, from soap to butter almond ice cream, i will buy from unilever's competitors, along with every buying member of my large extended family, ages 12 to 78.