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Greg's Ice Cream has been Debased

embee | Feb 15, 2008 02:35 PM

I bought two cartons of Greg's today at All the Best. I hadn't had any in a while, so I don't know when this happened, but the quality is much lower than in the past. The flavours are coffee-toffee and roasted marshmallow, both of which I've had hundreds of times previously.

Greg's ice creams were never decadently rich and have always been made from a commercial mix base. However, they always had pure, clean flavours and a solid heft. Anyway, the cartons were so light that I thought they might be sublimated or incompletely full. But they were, indeed, full. The overrun (the amount of air churned into the mix) was extremely high. I could have been eating Breyer's (which is 50% air).

Has anyone else had this experience? Has Greg sold the business? Have there been manufacturing problems? Or has Greg sold out to Mammon? I really can't believe he would, but you never know...

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