double-ended ice cream

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Sam in Sheffield‘s question about icecreamlollies has dredged up your childhood memories of this icy compound; but none can agree on the correct terminology. Says Chris in Worcester:

An ice cream with an ice lolly plonked in the top is known as a Popeye and they’re not a new thing. I used to have them all the time from the ice cream van growing up in the 80’s in sunny East Grinstead.

However Dave refutes:

I can confirm that ice creams with rocket lollies in them were available from any reputable ice cream man in Portsmouth in the 70s. They were either referred to as Witch’s Hats (because upside down the the rocket lolly looked a little like a persons silhouette and the cone like a pointy hat) or Pokey Hats (presumably because it was a lolly poked in an ice cream cone).

I don’t want to cloud the pool of evidence, but I saw this last Sunday on an ice cream van in north London and now I don’t know who or what to believe:

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2 Responses to “double-ended ice cream”

  1. glen Says:

    During the 80’s all the ice cream vans I bought from called it a Witches Hat.

    Then from the mid 90’s they all seemed to change to Popeye. Even the old boy that drove round the road I lived for nearly 20 years just changed one day when he had new stickers on his van.

  2. Zac Says:

    Why?

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