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Question #25739 posted on 06/14/2006 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Does the icecream from the BYU creamery have xanthan gum in it?

- Redoubt

A: Dear Redoubt,

I spoke with Jerry from the Creamery to see if he couldn't shed some light on this subject. He commented that xanthan gum is used in BYU ice cream as a stabilizer/gluten. Jerry couldn't comment on which ice cream flavors he knew for a fact contained xanthan gum, but knew quite a number of them did. He said it was mostly due to the fact that even if the ice cream itself did not contain xanthan gum to start with, its likely an additive such as a cookie for Cookies and Cream could, and therefore introduce the gum into the ice cream. So the ingredients that are used for flavoring and/or taste could affect if xanthan gum was used or not.

If you are curious about a specific flavor, submit another question or just stop by a Creamery and check the carton.

bon appetite!