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Ice cream sandwiches

We started discussing ice cream sandwiches last night, apropos of the next Android OS. C. wasn't entirely sure what an ice cream sandwich even is.

Save me a potentially-fruitless trip to the grocery story, oh LJ: are ice cream sandwiches commercially available in the UK?

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owlfish
May. 16th, 2011 02:43 pm (UTC)
From my upbringing, that's a hand-sized fluffy doughnut covered in sugar. Is that the same thing you mean?
drasecretcampus
May. 16th, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
Nope - choux bun, topped with chocolate, sliced in half and filled with cream. They use something artificial these days - confectionary cream? Not whipped double cream. And it's not the same.

As in here http://www.bakery.me.uk/merchant2/4.00/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=1&Product_Code=EF
but the picture's wrong.

More like: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FFrmZagJOcc/TFJsRPPjb6I/AAAAAAAAAP4/YrkU1TkKOg8/s400/Chocolate+Cream+Puff.jpg
owlfish
May. 16th, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
I realize my grasp of elephant anatomy is poor. I was thinking of elephant ears, not feet, which are unfamiliar to me.
drasecretcampus
May. 16th, 2011 03:40 pm (UTC)
Which reminds me of my dad's joke about knowing the difference between a letter box and an elephant's bottom, which is definitely a cue to get the $%$$^ back tot marking.
lemur_catta
May. 16th, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
Is your elephant's foot like a bear claw without the almond paste inside?
Looks like the UK version is what I'd call a cream puff with chocolate. Now I miss custard eclairs. Not that they can't be found in Canada, I just shouldn't have them.
owlfish
May. 16th, 2011 03:43 pm (UTC)
I figured out I was thinking of elephant ears, not feet. Like beaver tails, the internet tells me.

Like fillingless bear claws, but the doughnut kind, not the pastry variety.