I got home from bartending on Monday and found that the Raging panda had bought a gallon of Breyer's Butter Pecan. Surprisingly enough, I've been craving sweets for days and even though you shouldn't eat up to three hours before you go to bed...I found myself opening the silverware drawer and pulling out a spoon.
Growing up Butter pecan was my favorite and my dad's favorite. I don't think he's even allowed to eat ice cream anymore, but he's gonna be pretty disappointed when I tell him that something changed. This was not the ice cream of my youth.
I'm an old fashioned gal, and I like old fashioned ice cream. Something about the addition of tara gum doesn't seem right.
It appears as though parent company Unilever reformulated the recipe in 2006. There's even a rumor, that preservatives line the Breyers boxes. I am sorely disappointed, so I am going to starting making my own.