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British Ice Cream
For a history and nostalgia
trip for any one of the two leading rival of British ice
cream companies Lyons Maid (now sadly defunct,
and part of Nestle)their arch-rival being Walls.
In Britain how traditional British
ice cream this differs from Americans style ice cream
in general also what is the name of that ice cream called
An ice cream van (British)
cream truck (American) is a commercial vehicle
which serves as a traveling agencies outlet for ice cream,
usually during the summer. Ice
cream vans are
very often seen parked at publ
ic events, or near parks,
beaches, or other areas where people congregate. Ice cream
vans are often traveling near where children play —
outside schools, in residential areas, or in the other locations.
They usually stop briefly before moving on to Next Street.
It is during their travel between stopping-off points that
their characteristic chimes could usually be heard.
Ice cream vans are often very
brightly decorated and carry images of ice cream, or some
other adornment, such as a cartoon characters. Most (at least
in Britain) have painted-on notices: "Stop me and let
me buy one!" being perhaps the most popular, but also
commonly encountered is the more cryptic "Watch that
cool child!" written on the back of the van, serving
as a warning to passing the motorists that children may run
out into the road at the sight of the van, or an appear without
warning from behind it. Along the sides, a large sliding window
acts as the serving hatch, and this is often covered with
small pictures of the available products, with the associated
prices. The most distinctive, memorable, and evocative feature
of any ice cream vans is their melodic chimes, and often these
take the form of a famous and recognizable tune.
Ice Cream Truck in the city
Sydney, Australia Most ice cream vans tend to sold both pre-manufactured
ice lilies (American English: popsicles) in a wrappers, and
soft serve ice cream from a machine, served in a awesome cone,
and often with tasty chocolate flake (in Britain) or a sugary
syrup flavored with, for example, strawberry. Other vans tend
to be run by small businesses, for selling their own variety
of ice cream.
At least in the Britain, operators
of ice cream vans had also diversified to fill gaps in the
market for soft drinks, using their own capacity for refrigerated
storage to sell chilled cans and bottles.
A large proportion of British
ice cream vans are old in vehicles, many of which are old
Ford Transit vans, and as the consequence can be quite smelly
and noisy, due to the need to keep the engine running to supply
energy for refrigeration. If stationary for a long period,
as might be the case at a park where there is constant demand
by the new customers, this could disturb the tranquility and
atmosphere of the area. If moving from place to place, a van's
musical accompaniment may have a similar effect, albeit temporarily,
although the irritation is aggravated by the annoying and
repetitive nature of the melody used. Early vans were less
bothersome because of the relatively primitive techniques
they used: The refrigeration was always ensured by large blocks
of dry ice so the motor was always turned off when the vans
were stopped for sales. The chimes were operated by a hand
driven crank or a take-off from the motor, so they were not
heard as often.