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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?



May. 16th, 2011 03:44 pm (UTC)
If you mean an 'ice cream wafer' a quick check of the internets suggests that the beast has not been seen on the streets since the mid 1980s (possibly when Walls, which made the small 'blocks' that fitted between the wafers, 'streamlined' its company facilities in 1983.)

I have fond memories of buying both wafers and solid cylinder 'cones' in Woolworths in the 60s - all, alas, gone.
May. 16th, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)
I was forgetting the cylinders (popped into the top of round cones) or possibly blanking them out?
May. 16th, 2011 03:59 pm (UTC)
Probably blanking them out. They were sticky and greasy and tasted nothing like ice cream, or, in the case of the half-cream/half-pink ones, strawberry. Definitely marketed for undiscriminating children. They were probably full of chemicals that would be banned today.
May. 16th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
What the pink stuff tasted like was "strawberry" flavoured medicine. After over half a century the memory is still vivid.
May. 16th, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
They somehow managed to melt without losing shape, and tasted almost entirely unlike ice cream. On our honeymoon in 1978 the hotel in Folkstone actually served them as dessert, with wobbly red jelly that tasted of nothing much.

British food has improved over the years, thank heavens.