Cornetto Ice Cream
From the moment Cornetto ice
cream was launched during 1964, people have loved the delicious
contrast of smooth ice cream topped with nuts and the chocolate
pieces. Today, Cornetto is still the UK’s No 1 ice
cream in a cone.
Cornetto is the branded frozen
ice cream cone, manufactured by the Unilever and marketed
throughout the world by the various different company names.
It is most familiar to British consumers as Walls' Cornetto.
The idea of selling frozen
ice cream cones had been long a dream of ice
cream makers, but it wasn't until 1959 that Spica,
an Italian ice cream manufacturer based in Naples conquered
the problem of the ice cream making the cone go soggy. Spica
invented a process, whereby the inside of the waffle cone
was also insulated from the ice cream by a layer of oil, sugar
and chocolate. Spica registered the name of Cornetto in 1960.
Initial sales were poor, but in 1976 Unilever bought out of
Spica and began a mass-marketing campaign through Europe.
It is now one of the most popular ice-creams in the world.
Passionate Ice Cream
For those who are really
passionate about any ice
cream, Cornetto Passion is perfect for you -
another delicious crisp is Cornetto ice cream in cone, filled
with chocolate mousse, topped with delicate pannacotta ice
cream swirled with a caramel sauce and the fudge chunks.
Production of Cornetto began
in 1959 by Spica; it was an Italian
ice cream company. They made a big impression
on the Unilever employees when they visited Spica in 1962.
The company was actually acquired by Unilever soon afterwards.
Cornetto made a number of
appearances in all over UK in the 1960s and 1970s but it was
during a heat wave in during summer of 1976 that it really
took off. Of course, certain advertising campaign the featuring
a gondolier singing the famous theme tune 'Just one Cornetto’
In 2004 the Cornetto team
presented the Cornetto Love Potions, a limited edition range
of six exotic cones in very exciting flavors combinations
such as tiramisu & cinnamon, cappuccino & Irish Cream
and also choc chip & hazelnut.
Did you know?
It was launched in 1976;Cornetto
strawberry is still the 2nd best selling hand-held ice cream
In 2002, the Cornetto soft ice cream had
one of the fastest and the biggest successes in Europe, winning
a place as finalist at the 11th Annual Foods Awards Ceremony
In 2004, Wall’s sold
80 million Cornetto ice cream cones – which is enough
to stretch from the UK to Australia.
Now to a sizable number of
British consumers the alternative lyrics are more famous than
the original. The adverts ran for ten years during the 1980's