Many years ago, Breyers Ice Cream was a "local" brand, which had started in Philadelphia and spread to surrounding states. In a series of television commercials from the early 1980's, various consumers would stand in front of the ice cream section of a supermarket and read the ingredients from competing brands. Eventually, they would mention "guar gum" or "carrageenan" or "locust gum". They would then read the Breyers ingredients: cream, milk, cane sugar, natural fruits and flavors.
The additives were put into the other brands to make them easier to mix and easier to ship. If the other brand melted a bit on the way to the store, the consumer would not notice because the additives prevented ice crystals from forming.
Recently, I saw Breyers on the shelf in Southern California, where I now live. I purchased some. It made me ill. I checked the ingredients. Sure enough, there was "guar gum" and a few other chemicals. The former Pledge of Purity that Breyers touted had been changed. The carton still said "All Natural" because guar gum is, after all, a plant product and is, therefore, "natural".
There is one problem with these additives in ice cream. They are also laxatives. I have no objection to laxatives. I just don't like being involuntarily dosed. That's what made me ill. Since I did not need to be medicated, the laxative made me ill.
Sadly, there is no brand I could locate that does not contain laxatives. Such "premium" ice cream as Ben and Jerry's, Cold Stone Creamery, Baskin & Robbins all contain this garbage.
One would think someone would try to offer real ice cream. In the meantime, everyone can get a little better acquainted with their plumbing after satisfying an urge for ice cream.