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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Wed, 21 Sep 2011 7:41 pm

Ah, you mean Phish Food named in honor of Phish, a great American jam band from Vermont. Apparently organizations like OneMillionMoms are all up in arms about Schweddy Balls for exactly the reason boffenl described. It's a hard as a parent to hear your child blurt out, "I want Schweddy Balls" in the middle of the supermarket. If they got away with Hubby Hubby in honor of same sex marriage, Schweddy Balls should be no problem though.

Had Breyers Vanillia this weekend. The flavor is OK, but the texture is not nearly as rich B&Js or other super premium brands ~ too much air in the processing.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 21 Sep 2011 7:58 pm

I prefer a quality product, just without all the faux-cult social baggage attached.

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Postby Brah » Wed, 21 Sep 2011 9:47 pm

Where did you get your air-laden Breyers? Are you in Singapore?

I've been slumming it with B&Js the last couple of weeks because I can't find Breyers.

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:Ah, you mean Phish Food named in honor of Phish, a great American jam band from Vermont. Apparently organizations like OneMillionMoms are all up in arms about Schweddy Balls for exactly the reason boffenl described. It's a hard as a parent to hear your child blurt out, "I want Schweddy Balls" in the middle of the supermarket. If they got away with Hubby Hubby in honor of same sex marriage, Schweddy Balls should be no problem though.

Had Breyers Vanillia this weekend. The flavor is OK, but the texture is not nearly as rich B&Js or other super premium brands ~ too much air in the processing.

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Wed, 21 Sep 2011 10:01 pm

JR8 wrote:I prefer a quality product, just without all the faux-cult social baggage attached.


Any why would you have to choose between the two? Why do you think they are mutually exclusive? I like to give my money to companies I admire when I can, not everyone does.

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Wed, 21 Sep 2011 10:20 pm

Brah wrote:Where did you get your air-laden Breyers? Are you in Singapore?

I've been slumming it with B&Js the last couple of weeks because I can't find Breyers.

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:Ah, you mean Phish Food named in honor of Phish, a great American jam band from Vermont. Apparently organizations like OneMillionMoms are all up in arms about Schweddy Balls for exactly the reason boffenl described. It's a hard as a parent to hear your child blurt out, "I want Schweddy Balls" in the middle of the supermarket. If they got away with Hubby Hubby in honor of same sex marriage, Schweddy Balls should be no problem though.

Had Breyers Vanillia this weekend. The flavor is OK, but the texture is not nearly as rich B&Js or other super premium brands ~ too much air in the processing.


In my freezer! Not sure where it came from to tell you the truth. Lots of people borrow our house here in the US. It wasn't bad, just not as dense and creamy as the super premiums, B & Js among them.

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Postby Brah » Wed, 21 Sep 2011 10:55 pm

So you are in the States.

I still can't find it in Singapore (but I only really looked in Cold Storage so far....)

Well, seems that once-great product has changed over the years, since I left the States and had it last, as you mentioned, air or worse, something called 'tara gum' (which probably isn't any worse than you'd find in anyone else's products).

Seems when Breyers went to Unilever, Unilever screwed with the product, and it's not the same as when I lived in the States. That Breyers used to taste better than the Ben & Jerry's I had just a few minutes ago.

Lots of info to support this:

From "the Breyer’s label: “Cream, Sugar, Eggs, Vanilla.”

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Postby technoviking » Wed, 21 Sep 2011 11:10 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
Brah wrote:Where did you get your air-laden Breyers? Are you in Singapore?

I've been slumming it with B&Js the last couple of weeks because I can't find Breyers.

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:Ah, you mean Phish Food named in honor of Phish, a great American jam band from Vermont. Apparently organizations like OneMillionMoms are all up in arms about Schweddy Balls for exactly the reason boffenl described. It's a hard as a parent to hear your child blurt out, "I want Schweddy Balls" in the middle of the supermarket. If they got away with Hubby Hubby in honor of same sex marriage, Schweddy Balls should be no problem though.

Had Breyers Vanillia this weekend. The flavor is OK, but the texture is not nearly as rich B&Js or other super premium brands ~ too much air in the processing.


In my freezer! Not sure where it came from to tell you the truth. Lots of people borrow our house here in the US. It wasn't bad, just not as dense and creamy as the super premiums, B & Js among them.


i hate to inform you, but that may not be ice-cream you're eating...

LOL

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 22 Sep 2011 1:30 am

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
JR8 wrote:I prefer a quality product, just without all the faux-cult social baggage attached.


Any why would you have to choose between the two? Why do you think they are mutually exclusive? I like to give my money to companies I admire when I can, not everyone does.


Because as I think I touched on before, in my opinion the kind of touted 'faux-cult social' image is often simply marketing.

You admire a Unilever product, ok (I like their laundry detergent too ;)). I'd rather go down to my local farm-shop or small retailer and in an ideal world put my cash into the hand of the wife of the guy who got up to milk the cows that morning, without all the spiel, that's all.

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Thu, 22 Sep 2011 2:23 am

JR8 wrote: I'd rather go down to my local farm-shop or small retailer and in an ideal world put my cash into the hand of the wife of the guy who got up to milk the cows that morning, without all the spiel, that's all.


Me too, which is exactly how I became loyal to B&J's. I can't drive to a farm stand and buy local ice cream which is preferred as you suggest, but I can drive past all the small family owned farms that sell their milk and cream to B & Js. So yes, Unilever is the intermediary, but my neighbor is still in business because of my loyalty.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 22 Sep 2011 3:21 am

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:
JR8 wrote: I'd rather go down to my local farm-shop or small retailer and in an ideal world put my cash into the hand of the wife of the guy who got up to milk the cows that morning, without all the spiel, that's all.


Me too, which is exactly how I became loyal to B&J's. I can't drive to a farm stand and buy local ice cream which is preferred as you suggest, but I can drive past all the small family owned farms that sell their milk and cream to B & Js. So yes, Unilever is the intermediary, but my neighbor is still in business because of my loyalty.


Ah, now I see your thinking :)

Fair enough.

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Postby boffenl » Thu, 22 Sep 2011 10:29 am

Yep, I do think the price of Benn and Jerry's has gone down of the past few years here in SG. I can remember a $22 pint but that may have been at a gas station in 2008 or so.

My sister filled her freezer when B&J went on sale for $2 in MD. Plus, think of how big a carbon footprint that pint has by the time it makes it to your freexer in SG.

We stick to Nestle Neopolitan here--cheap and easy.

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Re: Breyers Ice Cream in Singapore!

Postby KenYang » Fri, 23 Sep 2011 9:06 pm

Brah wrote:...if you don't know it, you don't know what you're missing.....


Forget Haagen Daz (tastes awful and made in New Jersey, BTW) , Ben & Jerrys' (not bad but not as good), Mövenpick (was dissapointed with their ice cream despite their image) - Breyer's is quality stuff without the faux "luxury brand" hype.

Some of the Kiwi ice cream sold here is not bad, but Breyer's is the best damn ice cream I've had.

Best comparison - vanilla vs. vanilla.

Damn good yogurt too. Except the crap Breyers sells here, not the same quality that they sell in the States.

No, I don't work for them. But I hope they do well here. (In Japan there was a brand named "Dreyers" = pure dreck).


How sweet is it? I tried Ben and Jerrys' but it was too sweet for my liking.
Is there durian favour? :lol:

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 23 Sep 2011 9:58 pm

KenYang wrote:
Brah wrote:...if you don't know it, you don't know what you're missing.....


Forget Haagen Daz (tastes awful and made in New Jersey, BTW) , Ben & Jerrys' (not bad but not as good), Mövenpick (was dissapointed with their ice cream despite their image) - Breyer's is quality stuff without the faux "luxury brand" hype.

Some of the Kiwi ice cream sold here is not bad, but Breyer's is the best damn ice cream I've had.

Best comparison - vanilla vs. vanilla.

Damn good yogurt too. Except the crap Breyers sells here, not the same quality that they sell in the States.

No, I don't work for them. But I hope they do well here. (In Japan there was a brand named "Dreyers" = pure dreck).


How sweet is it? I tried Ben and Jerrys' but it was too sweet for my liking.
Is there durian favour? :lol:


BLASPHEMY! BURN THE WITCH!!!

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Postby KenYang » Sat, 24 Sep 2011 1:06 am

Erm? Durian is blasphemy? :lol:

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Postby richie303 » Tue, 27 Sep 2011 2:07 pm

JR8 wrote:
richie303 wrote:So you didn't try it because of the sign on the outside?
The ice cream is good!


Yes, that's the truth of it. I wouldn't have tried a product I'd never heard of which had such a silly (to me) name and logo. I.e. if they are silly enough to choose that name/logo, how sensible might they be at making ice-cream?

Of course now that I have heard otherwise I would give it a go :)


I had the Peanut butter one the other day, I really enjoyed it, my wife tends to go for the Baileys and Bourbon or the Tiramisu ones.
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