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I got 99 problems but a flake ain’t one

May 16, 2009

icecreamweekFinally a national week that’s worth celebrating: National Ice Cream Week. Running from the 1 – 7 June, the UK will see a series of gorilla style stunts and surprises from ice cream giveaways to Cadbury’s Flake 99 rollercoaster challenge.

So stock up your freezer and make sure that you are prepared for National Ice Cream Week.

To celebrate the week here are ten things you might not know about ice cream:

• The first evidence of ice cream comes from China during the Tang period. King Shang used to have a frozen dish made for him out of buffalo milk, flour and camphor.
• Ice cream first arrived in Europe in Italy in the 13th Century
• Ice cream sundaes are so called because they used to be sold on a Sunday as a way of getting around a law which made it illegal to sell flavoured ice cream on the Sabbath.
• The ice cream cone was first mentioned in Mrs Marshall’s Cookery Book in 1888.
• Brits eat an average of 9 litres of ice cream every year (dwarfed by Americans’ 21 litres!)
• Whenever ice cream sales rise, so do shark attacks!
• Over £100 million worth of ice cream is sold from UK ice cream vans every year.
• As a teenager, Barak Obama used to work in an ice cream shop.
• Strange ice cream flavours include Smoked Bacon and Egg, Black Pepper, Chilli, Black Pudding and Beer; and the Japanese even have horse meat flavoured ice cream!
• The most expensive ice cream sundae in the world costs $25,000 and contains edible 23-caret gold.

One Comment leave one →
  1. May 28, 2009 3:43 pm

    nice headline!

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