Cream -> 99 flake Ice Cream
99 flake Ice Cream
A 99 Flake could be refer
to an ice
cream cone with a Cadbury Flake chocolate bar
inserted on it; a specially produced Flake bar for the particular
purpose; or a wrapped ice cream cone product marketed by the
Cadbury. It was actually originally designed to be a cuboids,
and fit into a wafer. It was later adapted by a cone.
A 99 Flake ice cream,
or more commonly called just 99, is a standard ice cream of
cornet, usually made with soft, rather than with scooped,
ice cream, into which a Flake bar is also inserted, typically
at a 45-degree angle onwards. They are traditionally sold
by the ice cream vans and parlors and are mainly typical holiday
(summer vacation) memory for the most British people. Variations
include a 99 with two flakes and a 99 with strawberry or raspberry
topping also with sauce.
The origins of name are uncertain.
One claim is that the '99' was invented in Portobello, Scotland,
in 1922, by the Arcaro family, who owned a real well known
cream shop out tshere. They sold ice-creams half
with a large 'Flake' coming out of top, and the reputedly
gave it the name simply because the shop was sited at 99 High
Street. The idea was spread locally, then further field.
Another reason for the name
could be because of the last wave of conscripts during First
World War were born in 1899 and were referred to as "I
Ragas’ del 99" - the Boys of '99. They were held
in such a high esteem that there were even streets in Italy
named in honor of them after the War. If during 99 was launched
in 1928 then possibly this was the reason why ice cream sellers
in the UK were more attracted to the name. It could well be
that the chocolate flake reminded Italian
ice cream seller of the famed Alpine Regiments
- the Alpine - who wear a long dark-colored feather cocked
at an angle on their helmets.
Cadbury 99 Flake bar
In 1930, Cadbury started producing a very
smaller version of the standard Flake bar especially for making
ice cream cones. These are marketed under
the name 99 Flake and are sold loose in the boxes rather than
individually wrapped like the previous traditional Flake.
Cadbury 99 Flake Ice Cream
Cadbury now also produce the
ready made, wrapped ice cream cone, similar to a Cornett,
with the Flake which are already inserted. These products
are also called 99 Flake, and come in the variety