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Does So Delicious ice cream make anyone else gassy?

by 308 · February 03, 2014 at 01:28 PM

I thought this might be an isolated incident but several times I've had So Delcious ice cream make me quite gassy. We've had several different flavors in the past few weeks--vanilla bean, chocolate and mint chocolate chip--all with the same results.

Can this be isolated to one particular ingredient? The vanilla bean flavor has the following: organic coconut milk, organic coconut cream, guar gum, organic agave syrup, chicory root extract, carob bean gum, vanilla extract, natural flavor, vanilla bean specks.

I'm also wondering if I'm alone with this issue. I've been pretty strict paleo the past few months and this is the only "safe" food product that has given me this problem.

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12804 · January 01, 2012 at 02:00 PM

The chicory root, guar gum and carob bean gum can all be to blame. In my experience these gums cause digestive issues.

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8187 · January 01, 2012 at 09:41 PM

Which version of "strict Paleo" has insulin-spike-triggering organic agave syrup on its acceptable list? By any chance, are Reese's peanut butter cups and jelly beans also on that list?

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11251 · January 01, 2012 at 06:59 PM

Yes. This has been covered before. The guar gum is what does it. There is another brand- I think it is called Coconut Bliss, that uses much less guar gum- which they apologetically mention on their label. I don't notice gas with it.

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3127 · February 02, 2012 at 01:49 AM

i make paleo ice cream. 2 bananas, a big splash of silk coconut milk, two tablespoons of coconut oil, teaspoon of honey and a heap of chocolate powder that is just ground cocoa beans. i warm eveything till the cocconut oil melts, blend , then freeze. i dont put gas in mine at all.

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1560 · January 01, 2012 at 08:39 PM

I got stomach upsets from several So Delicious products.I'm also blaming all the thickeners they use.

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14507 · May 30, 2012 at 12:20 AM

it is the CHICORY ROOT EXTRACT !

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20 · May 30, 2012 at 12:03 AM

It's definitely the chicory root fiber! I've also had fiber one bars with chicory root as the first ingredient and it's given me the same side effects. Making me feel extremely uncomfortable and gassy. After eating the So Delicious Chocolate flavor, I was so uncomfortable and bloated, I couldn't even sleep that night. I stay clear away from that brand. I 100% know its from the root because I've made my own coconut ice cream with coconut milk and agave before and it does not give me any side effects.

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4232 · January 01, 2012 at 08:53 PM

I remember many past lives as a paleolithic hombre where we would hang out eating ice-cream. Glad this tradition got passed down.

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3697 · January 01, 2012 at 01:47 PM

I suggest Googling chicory root extract (and inulin) and gas.

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575 · January 01, 2012 at 01:01 PM

Well agave syrup is pretty much fructose isn't it? Any chance that's your culprit?

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10 · July 23, 2012 at 03:21 AM

Yes, I had the same gassy side effect (just ask my husband - ha ha!); I had some of the no sugar added Mint Chocolate Chip flavor (great flavor, but it has a mild after taste), and a few hours later I noticed a lot of gas; maybe try Coconut Bliss or make your own.

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16813 · February 03, 2014 at 01:28 PM

Yeah, it's the fiber/thickeners they add. But on a worse note, they seem to be using Agave Nectar which is very very high in fructose, so thumbs down on this stuff. If you eat it right after a fasted workout where you've depleted your glycogen, it's fine (except for the gas), but otherwise, stay away.

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0 · February 03, 2014 at 01:25 AM

OMG yes I only ate 1/5 a pint and got blooting and then hours of throwing up and diarrhea. I had to make sure to keep dehydrated to stop headaches. Next day and my stomach is still weak. I saw a handful of others get sick from various brands of coconut milk ice cream. I had the "So Delicious" coconut milk chocolate ice cream. They should have a warning label. I usually can eat anything.

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221 · September 27, 2013 at 04:17 AM

yea ive stopped eating this stuff, if only they could make it with eggs for thickener and honey or maple instead of agave...in other words, fuck all of those vegans who this is marketed to.

oh well ill just buy an ice cream maker

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0 · September 27, 2013 at 03:24 AM

Chicory root is a inulin fiber and too much can cause gas and other digestive discomfort.

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10 · May 13, 2013 at 07:56 AM

Yep, chicory root extract. Could be others too but I do know the root is one.

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542 · April 17, 2013 at 04:12 PM

Walking through the ice cream section of the grocery store damn near gives me gas.

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0 · April 17, 2013 at 01:16 PM

Yes it gives me horrible gas! None stop the next day!

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0 · September 03, 2012 at 01:55 AM

It gave me gas and I couldn't sleep all night too!! I am definitely making my own ice cream now too.

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0 · August 28, 2012 at 02:46 PM

I didn't know what was giving me gas and stomach cramps. My doctor suspected the coconut milk creamer. By the process of elimination, that's exactly what it was. I do have 9 food allergies, so I'm not sure why the gas. However, I'm giving all of mine away and will only use rice milk (as I used to), as I am alergic to casein in milk.

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14507 · May 30, 2012 at 12:19 AM

IT IS THE CHICKORY ROOT EXTRACT!!!!!!!

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0 · February 02, 2012 at 01:25 AM

my gas woke me up.

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1577 · January 02, 2012 at 02:23 AM

This stuff gives me horrible gas and Ive only ever had the chocolate.

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32177 · January 01, 2012 at 08:50 PM

Coconut and agave are FODMAPS. You are likely FODMAP-intolerant, like me.

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28 · January 01, 2012 at 02:33 PM

Anything that is essentially a sugar does this to me.

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