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Differences in ice cream ingredients for high altitude markets?

Miss Tenacity | Jun 27, 2005 10:54 PM

I live/work/shop between 5500 and 6800ft elevation. Two times now I've noticed these discrepancies and I'm getting curious....

1) When I read the nutrition info for the new Haagen Dazs Light varieties on their website, I was happy to see that the amount of sugar did not go up. However, when purchasing the stuff at the store, the sugar count was indeed higher. Huh?

2) Today I bought a pint of Breyers All Natural Chocolate, and the label says 190 calories per serving, while the website lists 140. That's a big difference! But on the website is this curious statement:
"Nutrition Facts may vary in high altitude areas."

So.... what's the big deal? I imagine something having to do with specific chemistry of sugar/freezing point, etc etc. But does someone have a more handy explanation? Thanks!


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