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HHC Protein Ice Cream

What is HHC?

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

What is HHC protein ice cream and why is it so special?

Heavenly Hash Creamery Ice Cream known as HHC Protein, 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 Protein contains no artificial colors, fillers, hormones, or soy, and we have very low lactose levels! All HHC Protein Products are Kosher certified.

Is HHC Protein Ice Cream gluten free?

HHC Protein 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 Protein Ice Cream?

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

Does HHC Protein Ice Cream contain soy?

HHC Protein 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 Protein Ice Cream packaging environmentally friendly? 

HHC Protein 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 Protein Ice Cream?

Heavenly Hash Creamery Protein 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 Protein Ice Cream use?

Our highly nutritious milk protein isolate is the main source of protein in Heavenly Hash Creamery Protein 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.

What kind of sugar does HHC Protein Ice cream put in their ice cream?

We don't believe in using artificial ingredients. HHC Protein, the ice cream is sweetened with natural cane sugar grown in Florida, USA

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 Protein Ice Cream

HHC Protein is 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.

HHC Protein PLUS CBD Ice Cream

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

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. To prevent the degradation of cannabinoids, storage at or below room temperature is recommended.

Will I get high?

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.” In order for these terms to be included in the CSA and officially become law, it would take an act of Congress, passed by the House and Senate, and signed by the President. Companies who source domestic hemp products, cultivated in full compliance with the Farm Bill, under appropriate licensing from respective state departments of agriculture in Colorado and Kentucky 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.”

Does CBD products cause any side effects?

Hemp and CBD are both considered safe and should not produce any adverse side effects in most people. However, everyone processes CBD and other dietary supplements differently, and it is always recommended to consult with a physician before adding any supplement to your diet.

Will I pass a drug test?

Many CBD products have no THC in them at all, and all CBD products derived from industrial hemp have less than 0.3% THC. Many factors determine whether a person can pass a drug test, making them unpredictable, but the trace amounts of THC found in CBD products is very minuscule.