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General Questions

What is HHC?

HHC is short for our name "Heavenly Hash Creamery".

Why is HHC Ice Creams so special?

Heavenly Hash Creamery Ice Cream , was created by an oncology nurse specializing in the care and treatment of persons dealing with the effects of cancer and their treatments. Patients often experience extreme weight loss and prolonged healing due to their illness. We have developed flavor profiles intended to stimulate the salivary glands in patients that have difficulty tasting and/or swallowing foods. To support weight management and nutritional needs, our products contain large amounts of easily digestible protein. Additionally, our solution is healthy and without any chalky after taste or texture! HHC Ice Creams contains no artificial colors, fillers, hormones, or soy, and we have very low lactose levels! All HHC ice cream Products are Kosher certified.

Is HHC  Ice Cream gluten free?

HHC Ice Creams has been tested by a certified, independent, third-party lab to meet the FDA Standard of Gluten Free. Lab results demonstrate that all flavors of HHC Protein contains less than 5ppm of gluten.

Which allergens are in HHC Ice Cream?

HHC Ice Creams contains milk. It is made in a facility that contain tree nuts, soy, wheat, eggs, dairy.

Does HHC Ice Cream contain soy?

HHC Ice Creams does not contain any soy products. This is especially important for those diagnosed with cancer, because soy is a natural estrogen and patients with breast cancer are recommended to avoid soy products.

Is HHC  Ice Cream packaging environmentally friendly? 

HHC believes in sustainability and protecting our environment. Our paper cup and tab is made of a biodegradable paper form that comes from companies that are SFI ®certified – The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® program promotes sustainable forest management.

Is somebody who is lactose intolerant eat HHC Ice Cream?

Heavenly Hash Creamery Ice Cream can be consumed by people who are lactose intolerant. We use a milk protein isolate that has been laboratory tested and shown to be less than 2.55g per 4oz serving.

Most studies show that individuals with lactose intolerance do not experience symptoms after ingesting small amounts of lactose-containing foods. In general, up to 12 grams of lactose (the equivalent of 1 cup of milk) in a single dose can be tolerated without significant symptoms, especially if taken with other foods.1 Most people with lactose intolerance, including children, can tolerate up to 2 cups of milk a day, divided into smaller quantities.2,3

 

  1. Suchy FJ et al. NIH Consensus Development Conference Statement: lactose intolerance and health. NIH Consens State Sci Statements2010;27:1-27.
  2. Heyman MB. Lactose intolerance in infants, children, and adolescents. Pediatrics2006;118:1279-1286.
  3. Zaitlin P et al. Mistaken beliefs and the facts about milk and dairy foods. Nutr Today2013;48:135-143.

What type of protein does HHC  Ice Cream use?

Our highly nutritious milk protein isolate is the main source of protein in Heavenly Hash Creamery Ice Cream. Our protein produces a clean, sweet flavor and aroma with enhanced texture and consistency. The stability of our product is excellent and has a long shelf life.

Does HHC Ice cream put sugar alcohols in their ice cream?

We don't believe in using artificial ingredients. HHC ice creams are created with either natural cane sugar grown in Florida, USA. or Allulose for our low sugar ice cream products.

We DO NOT use sugar alcohols either. Reason being, sugar alcohols ( polyols) used in most other products are associated with adverse symptoms like nausea, gas, and bloating.

Examples of more frequently used polyols include simple alditols such as erythritol, xylitol, D-glucitol (sorbitol), and D-mannitol and disaccharide sugar alcohols such as maltitol, lactitol, and isomalt.

Can people with swallowing issues eat HHC  Ice Cream

HHC Ice Creams are ideal for those with dysphagia and other swallowing issues. Our ice cream is considered a transitional food. Thorough testing of our products indicate an IDDSI (The International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative) Level 4 (Puree) when served cold and IDDSI Level 3 (moderately thick) at room temperature.

Cannabis Questions

Is CBD the same as Hemp?

Cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD) are derived from the Hemp plant. Products containing CBD, other cannabinoids, or any part of the Hemp plant are considered “Hemp Extract” and will be subject to Rule 5K-4.034, FAC. “Hemp Extract” means a substance or compound intended for ingestion that is derived from or contains Hemp and that does not contain other controlled substances.

What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?

They are both varieties of the plant Cannabis sativa L. However, Hemp has a total THC level that does not exceed 0.3% on a dry weight basis. Marijuana has THC levels that exceed this amount.

What kind of Hemp products does the State of Florida- FDACS Division of Food Safety regulate?

Any Hemp extract or product containing Hemp extract intended for human ingestion will be regulated by the Division of Food Safety. Hemp Extract products intended for animal ingestion will be regulated by the FDACS Division of Agricultural Environmental Services.

Find out more at https://www.fdacs.gov/Divisions-Offices/Agricultural-Environmental-Services

What kind of health claims are allowed to be made on Hemp extract Products?

NONE!

Any statement or claim, either on the package itself or on any advertisement for the product, that the Hemp extract is intended to diagnose, cure, mitigate, treat, or prevent a disease is not allowed. Heavenly Hash Creamery CBD is marketed as a product that can increase wound healing and improve nutrition status due to it's high protein and fat content.

How can I verify that the Hemp products that I buy are safe and have acceptable levels of THC?

This is accomplished through laboratory testing. All Hemp food products must be accompanied by a lab report called a “Certificate of Analysis.” This report must represent the product and verify through laboratory testing.

Our ice cream cup has the required scannable barcode or quick response code linked to the certificate of analysis of the hemp extract performed by an independent testing laboratory. The report will also inform you of any pesticides, heavy metals and solvents are present.

Are there any additional storage requirements for Hemp extract food products?

Hemp extract must be packaged in containers that minimize exposure to light, heat and oxidation. To prevent the degradation of cannabinoids, storage without light and below room temperature is recommended.

Will HHC CBD Ice Cream give me a psychoactive effect?

CBD does not have any of the psychoactive properties associated with marijuana and will not impair the user or get them “high.” Industrial hemp that has less than 0.3% THC content can yield high-quality CBD that is 99% pure.

Is CBD legal?

CBD companies are unable to give legal advice on the legality of CBD. This information is a third party interpretation in an effort to encourage consumers to do their research on the legality of CBD. CBD is legal in 44 states. In 28 states where medical marijuana is legal, CBD products are covered by those same medical marijuana legal protections. In recent years, 16 states have passed CBD-only laws, which legalize the possession and use of CBD products for specific conditions – but not cannabis products containing higher levels of THC. Those CBD-only laws often limit the legal possession and use of CBD products to children with epilepsy, and some nerve and muscle afflictions. Even in those states with CBD legal protections, however, the substance is considered federally illegal by the DEA. Only six states—Idaho, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Indiana, and West Virginia still consider every part of the cannabis plant, including CBD, to be illegal. The Controlled Substance Act does not contain the terms “Cannabidiol,” “Cannabinoids” or “Hemp.” Companies who source domestic hemp products, cultivated in full compliance with the Farm Bill, under appropriate licensing from respective state departments of agriculture are covered under this legislation. Furthermore, according to the continuing Appropriations Acts of 2016 and 2017, it is the expressed intent of Congress that hemp cultivated in compliance with the Farm Bill be intended for “transportation, processing, and sale.” CBD in food can only be sold within the state in which it is produced.

Does CBD products cause any side effects?

CBD is genrally considered safe but could cause drowsiness, nausea, diarrhea and lightheadness. CBD taken orally is metabolized through the liver. It is possible that CBD can interfere with the metabolism of other medications when taken together. Some common medications include the blood thinnner Warfin, thyroid medication and blood pressure medications. It is always recommended to consult with a physician or pharmacist before adding any CBD to your diet.

Will I pass a drug test?

Our ice cream contains a hemp dervived cannibidiol (CBD) isolate. CBD isolate is a seperated compound from the hemp plant is produced in pure form. We test our products using a third party lab that will verify that no THC is present in our isolate. There are many marketed products that contain CBD but may have other compounds. It is important to review the product test results as some products can contain up to 0.3% THC which could make drug screen results unpredictable.