Monday 28 September 2015

The Evolution Of Ice Cream Vans!

If you've never had a 99' from the ice cream man, or even a slush puppy, an oyster or ice lolly, then you must be a robot, because everyone's visited the ice cream man at least once in their lives, even if it was for a pick'n'mix or packet of crisp!

I remember having a friend round for tea one day after school when I was younger, and my parents said we could have something from the ice cream van when it was due to come round. Sure enough, as the ice cream man pulled up, as he does every day in the same spot with his ice cream van, we heard the sound of his tune playing to notify us he was there!

I called to my parents who gave me and my friend some money, and we went over the road to get ourselves a treat. Whilst waiting in the queue, my friend looked quite sad so I asked her what was wrong, she told me, that her parents had told her, that when the ice cream van plays its tune, it means the ice cream has ran out!

Well being a child myself I didn't really know what to say to my friend, so I just changed the subject by telling her what my favourite lollies were, including the banana and cherry brandy! Coming across the infographic below from Van Monster has brought back more than just this childhood memory though!

It's brought back memories of picnics with the whole family, days out and of course, Spud's first time of having a 99 from the ice cream van himself!

Until next time,
Jada x

Evolution of Ice Cream Van


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