I posted this originally somewhere else but it didn't seem to draw many responses, but I'm so irritated by it I figured I'd post it here as well
We went to the Apple Factory today (sort of a small farmers market) and was thrilled to see 1.5L containers of many Kawartha Dairy varieties.. We are extremely sick of Moose Tracks in this house now, because it's basically all that Costco sells, so we eagerly snatched up 2 containers of Strawberry today without looking at the ingredient list.
They boast "New container but same old family recipe" on the logo, but this is a load of crap.
As soon as I picked the container out of my freezer after dinner I noticed how weird and squishy the ice cream was (ALWAYS a bad sign in my books; good ice cream should be hard as a rock. When the ice cream is squishy right from the freezer it means it's loaded with air, oil, and other additives). It also has a hideous artificial pink-purple "Pepto Bismol" color to it with no actual fruit pieces whatsoever.
Sure enough, a look at the "new" ingredients reveal loads of horrible things that have no place being in your ice cream:
Let's see here.. 4th ingredient in is glucose, a horrible start. Further down the list finally comes strawberries, after a bunch of modified milk ingredients, but even more frustrating is the load of unpronounceable garbage after that. Mono and Diglicerydes (whatever the hell that is), _4_ different types of "GUM", dextrose (which not even the shadiest of cocaine dealers will cut their product with anymore), WATER (what is water doing in my ice cream??), artificial color (no kidding, take a look at the color of the ice cream), and that's omitting a bunch of other stuff I don't even know anything about. And what the hell are sulphites doing in my ice cream?
Now let's take a look at Haagen Daaz Strawberry ice cream which is definitely my solid, go-to choice that other ice creams should be compared to:
Cream, Strawberries, Skim Milk, Sugar, Egg Yolks
Not only have the morons at Kawartha Dairy changed their packaging to something a lot more commercial, their "family recipe" has most certainly changed as well. It never used to look nor taste like this, and it's just extremely disappointing to see.. These ridiculous ingredients weren't even found in foods back when Kawartha Dairy started up so this was never their family recipe that's for damn sure
Sorry for the rant but I'm just so disappointed in what has become of this once proud Canadian company.. Probably going to sell their souls to the Coca Cola company next.
Please do not buy this crap, it's on the same level as the rest of the generic shit grocery store brands now, and you can definitely tell as soon as you take a taste of it