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Is as described. Freeze-dried ice-cream
on January 12, 2008
If you've ever had freeze dried ice cream before, this is the stuff. The size of each treat isn't very large, but definitely enough to enjoy. Each bar is individually wrapped. It is also lots of fun to give to anyone who hasn't had it before.
If you don't know what freeze dried ice cream is, it is pretty straight forward. All of the water is removed from normal ice cream in a special way. First the ice cream is kept frozen while a vacuum is applied to it. The vacuum causes water to slowly sublimate and vaporize. The vaporized water is eventually all sucked out and you are left with a chunk of ice cream that has everything in it but water. Note, it doesn't melt. The process brings water straight from the solid to gas. This technique is used for lots of foods because it makes the food last forever -- without water most bacteria and molds simply can't grow. If you are a hippie, feel safe. The process doesn't use any crazy chemical science that'll kill your mojo.