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Ice creams of the past

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18 minutes ago, Merzbow said:

Am I making this shit up in my head or was there ever a shandy flavoured ice lolly back in the day?

Definitely. I actually saw one not more than five years ago, similar vein to Cider flavoured ones, trying to corrupt the kids from an early age.

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Oh those cider lollies were my fav, if you had the right ice cream man you could get a good dollop of ice cream on one side, too.

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Freaky Feet were delicious!

50 minutes ago, Wideload90 said:

Cool bits - hard to describe but small ice cream pieces with a ice lolly shell... am I imagining them?

I don’t remember these but I remember small fruit ice pieces in sugar coating.... also feet shaped?!?

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Asda were selling them recently. As in early this year.  Not seen them for a few months but that’s because the ice cream section gets decimated by the time I get there.

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Initially I was thinking, wow whats a Romantica? But on deeper thought, I do recall those appearing in the house hold as an alternative to the classy dinner party dessert.

Fuck screwballs, incredibly disgusting. I was always a big calippo fan, let the end of it melt a bit for a high sugar chug at the end. I recall there being a bigger version of the cornetto, but google searching shows up nothing, anyone else recall that?

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Maxibon's seem to come and go all the time, it's like they just not produced over here for lengths of time for whatever reason.

And yeah, Screwballs are shit with the worst kind of flavourless chuddy at the bottom.

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4 minutes ago, SuperBacon said:

King Cornetto. You can still get them.

There was also the Mega King Cone, with its awesome cinema advert.

"It's here! It's m-m-m-mega! MEGA! Mega King Cone, can you handle one?"

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Those Sky bars were ace, coconut ice cream IIRC? My favourites were Toffee Crumbles, they were Lyons Maid though so trickier to find as they were essentially the Betamax to Walls' VHS

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The UK were amateurs of ice creams in the 1980s/90s. You'd be happy with a Mint Cornetto over here and see it as a fancy treat, but you'd go to Spain on holiday and they'd have absolutely mental ones. You'd need two hands to keep it steady* and it'd have eight types of nut, four layers of flavour, a plastic lid to keep it in shape and a conservatory on the back. They'd have a board with a dozen options and after a 10-minute back and forth over which one to go for, big Julio would lean into the freezer and pass it to you like it was something Indiana Jones was after. 200 pesetas and they were incredible.

* don't Out of Context me.

Edited by Frankie Crisp

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Asda used to do a bag of the frozen mousses for £1. Low in calories too for the weight conscious. Iceland have the Dib Dabs on stock atm. 

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At risk of me sounding a bit Peter Kay, all of the 'home made' ice lollies were utter, utter crap weren't they? Jubbly's and their ilk can get in the bin.

We used to buy those really weird square like fruit squash drinks from Happy Shopper and freeze them, and they'd basically be a big block of ice, but even they were shit. Plus the lids were massive and hard to get off.

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