I recently had the pleasure of visiting a well-stocked ice cream vendor in St. Davids, West Wales.
You know the sort. There's a large glass cabinet with tubs of different ice-creams and a display of cornets on top.
Getting my double scoop cornet reminded me just how many more flavours there are these days. Literally dozens and dozens at the vendor I was at.
When I was a kid in the Sixties the range of flavours was tiny in comparison. The main one was what all soft ice cream tasted of, the Mister Softee taste. Its hard to describe. Cold, white, milkyness. I suppose it was vanilla maybe.
Other hues included chocolate, mint choc chip, butterscotch [or was it toffee?], the ultra exotic tuti-frutti and my personal favourite, raspberry ripple.
There was another one in the supermarket freezer aisles, Neopolitan, but this only came in blocks so your parents could look swish at the dinner table! I think it was coloured like the Italian flag.
My Missus's current favourite when in Europe is Sahne Gries, that's creamed semolina! It is quite delicious I must say.
If they can make semolina work then maybe the two bete noirs of my schoolday dinners might make it. Can you imagine, sago and tapioca flavoured ice-cream! Yuk, all those little balls!
What's your best ice cream flavour readers and is it the same as when you were a kid?