OK, before we begin, we’ll discuss the title. Ice-cream? Ice-lolly? Is there a difference? For the purposes of this article, no. An ice-cream is a single-serving cooling treat bought from the corner shop.
With that in mind, we approach the Fab. A mix of frozen fruit-flavoured ice and strawberry ice-cream, topped with multicoloured sprinkle, the Fab is the Topic in the Celebrations tin of the Ice-cream world. Nobody wants it, but it’ll do.
9. Fruit Pastilles
The Fruit Pastilles lolly is a jaunty, if over-priced, summer snack that delivers a surprising amount of bang for its buck. However, although it tries hard, it cannot overcome the flaws that strike all Fruit Pastille-branded products. Namely, the green bits are rank.
So posh by default, it feels déclassé to put them in a list post. But as the years have wound on, Magnum’s status has been toppled. There are posher ice-creams now. But the creamy vanilla centre, and the thick chocolate crust means that this lolly is a perennial.