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