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May 27, 2007 10:40 AM

high fat content ice cream from england? (at the theatre)

about ten years ago, when I was at the theatre in London, I was served ice cream at the intermission. this ice cream was incredibly creamy and must've had a very high fat content. does anyone know what brand this might have been?

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  1. I don't think it has mega-calories...I don't know the brand, but always wondered when I lived in England why the US didn't sell ice cream during intermission as well!

    It's a very UK thing, along with the 99 Cadbury Flake cones they sell from trucks (the super fake ice cream in the sugar cones with a Cadbury's Chocolate flake stuck in the vanilla at an oddly phallic angle)

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    1. re: veganish

      I too loved the ice cream during the "interval"--I was a theatre student studying in London so I had the benefit of seeing loads of plays and being young enough to eat tons of ice cream without worry! I remember a white chocolate chip that was particularly delicious.

      Veganish--if you live in L.A. and crave a Brit-style cone with a Flake bar sticking out of it, they sell them in Santa Monica at Ye Old King's Head shop!

      1. re: sarahvagaca

        I live in NJ--but I was a theater student, too! Miss those cheap theater seats in the UK :( Although I always was a bit weirded out by the flake!

        1. re: veganish

          oh I miss 99s from Mr Whippy or Tonibel - takes me back to my childhood. I used to push the flake into the cone so that at the end I was biting cone, ice cream and flake.

          presumably you had ice cream in tubs at the theatre? With little plastic or wooden spoons stuck to the inside of the lids? I will have to put my thinking cap on and come up with some of the brands. Loseley might be one of the brands. If so this is made with Jersey milk and is organic and very creamy.

          1. re: smartie

            My Mother and Father-in-law just got home from a visit to England to see family, so we're savoring our fresh stash of Aero and Flake Bars. I've actually stashed a Flake Bar in the downstairs frig where the hubby won't be able to find it! Yummy!

            1. re: Axalady

              Axalady, you must take after my own heart. i too stash away chocolates but unfortunately my husband and son know where the 'stash' is and lately have taken to helping themselves.

      2. re: veganish

        I had my first 99 last weekend- at a street festival in Calgary! This couple from England lives in Cochrane, Alberta now and has a Cadbury truck and they sell the cones with Flake. I got it with raspberry sauce, which they said was most authentic.

        1. re: John Manzo

          lucky you, yes the raspberry syrup -bleh but authentic!

          1. re: smartie

            I thought it was delicious! Only thing- they are charging a heck of a lot for it- $4 canadian for a medium cone and $7 for the double one- I mean I can get a half litre of really good gelato for less than that. But is was a very good treat.

      3. Was it in a small tub? Can you remember the flavor? I'm pretty sure that it was a brand called "Losely," now defunct. They were bought by Hill Station, who have some of the same flavours (the stem ginger was my favorite). Might be worth a try: As you suspected, the fat content is quite high--but slightly lower than premium brand US ice creams. I don't think you can buy this product outside England, though.
        Another similar English ice cream that you might like (and which I have seen in Whole Foods) is Green and Black's.