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.
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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’ also helped.
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.
It was launched in 1976;Cornetto strawberry is still the 2nd best selling hand-held ice cream today.
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 Rotterdam.
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