The Science Behind Those Never-Melting Ice Cream Sandwiches

(Consumer Reports on YouTube)

If you find the idea of ice cream that doesn’t melt after sitting out for hours in 80-degree heat unsettling, you aren’t alone. And because you can’t believe everything you hear on the news, our knowledge-thirsty compatriots at Consumer Reports decided to test out those never-melting ice cream sandwiches for themselves. [More]

Changes in the 'taters.

Walmart Redesigns 5.3 Ounces Right Out Of Great Value Mashed Potato Box

An anonymous Walmart shopper stopped by to show us how a nice-looking redesign of the mega-retailer’s house-brand mashed potato flakes masks some shrinkage. Wally World took advantage of the packaging change to shave off 5.3 ounces of dehydrated potato goodness. Of course, the box looks the same size from the outside. It’s still a great value. Just a little less great than before, perhaps. [More]

Woman Bites Into Razor In Walmart Brand Ice Cream

Woman Bites Into Razor In Walmart Brand Ice Cream

A woman has cut her lip on a razor that was at the bottom of her cup of Walmart brand Peanut Butter Stars. When she called to complain, the customer service rep told her, “I’m sorry, I hope your day gets better.” [More]

Salmonella Peanut Butter Still Stalking Nation's Children

Salmonella Peanut Butter Still Stalking Nation's Children

People. You need to toss your Peter Pan or Great Value brand peanut butter if the jar says “2111″ on it. The plant that produced the peanut butter has been closed for 3 weeks, but cases of salmonella linked to the peanut butter continue to rise.

Walmart Brand Chicken: Now With Steel Hex Nut?

Walmart Brand Chicken: Now With Steel Hex Nut?

Well, this is gross: Now included with your bag of Walmart’s “Great Value” house brand chicken breasts…a steel hex nut off of a very large bolt. We’ve heard of getting a prize in a box of cracker jacks, but this is ridiculous. Our tipster assures us:

No word if the nut also comes in BBQ flavor.

The chicken’s owner has informed the USDA, but has not heard back. Ew. Just, ew. More photos inside.—MEGHANN MARCO

The Great Peanut Butter Recall of 2007

The Great Peanut Butter Recall of 2007

The typical conversation goes something like this: