Chinese Company Under Fire for Ice Cream That Doesn’t Melt


Ice cream is the perfect snack to have during the summer. A company that creates the sweet treat has come under fire for their ice cream products that don’t melt even when exposed to high temperatures for extended periods of time.

Zhongxuegao, the Chinese ice cream company in question, lit up social media after someone posted photos and videos of their product next to a thermometer that read 31 degrees Celsius (around 88 degrees Fahrenheit.

The person who originally posted the video claimed that the treat had been kept at that warm temperature for over an hour without melting at all. This experiment led other people to try their own, some even taking an open flame to the ice cream to see if it would melt.

The consensus? The ice cream doesn’t melt. As the controversy grew, Zhongxuegao stayed quiet for as long as they could until they finally released as a statement that claimed they used a “viscosity-enhancing agent” to prevent the ice cream from melting. They also reiterated that their ice cream still followed the national food safety standards in place.

Zhongxuegao is known as a high-quality ice cream retailer, with products ranging from $1.80 to $24. Before this viral moment, they were known as one of the most successful ice cream producers in China. It’s safe to say that the company’s reputation may be melting faster than their ice cream after this blow.


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