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It has not been a great week for Cool Britannia. The backlash has begun and New Labour's rebranding of the entire nation has undergone something of a rethink. The British government is obsessed with style. If proof is needed of Mr Tony Blair's personal style, one only has to look at the current International Best Dressed Poll list to find him in the top twelve. Such is the extent of the obsession that the government recently launched Powerhouse: UK, a panel of 33 ambassadors to promote British creativity and designs abroad and unveiled official Cool Britannia products that included a talking and moving mannequin called Anibod. Yet in the same week the American company, Ben and Jerry, decided to withdraw their Cool Britannia ice cream. The style editors went into a state of shock.
Cream Victoria? Queen Yum Mum? Choc Ness Monster? How about Minty Python? Those names were floated in a contest we ran in Britain in to create the quintessential British ice cream flavor. Oddly enough, the winning name was submitted by an American, who also concocted the recipe: a royal medley of vanilla ice cream, English strawberries and chocolate-covered Scottish shortbread.
We hadn't seen so much red, white and blue since the "I'm Backing Britain" campaign in the Sixties. Vanity Fair, Newsweek and their ilk had done their best to puff "cool London" late the previous year and Brits were already riding high. All that was needed for this bright new dawn was a bunch of BritProduct to prove that we really could cut the mustard. Brit almost anything, really. Perhaps it was all a load of BritHype, but it nevertheless attracted much attention and tourists flocked to Britain to experience it for themselves. It did not go unnoticed by the marketing folk and by the time the British Tourist Authority "rebranded" Britain with a new trad-yet-mod logo in September, the mainstream had truly hijacked Cool Britannia. Even our optimistic new political scenario seemed to manifest Cool Brit: out went John Major's OldBrit visions of cricket and warm beer; in came NewBrit modernity: music, multiculturalism, creativity and style.
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Skip navigation! But for every frozen win, there are a slew of pints that just couldn't find their fan base. Or sometimes there simply isn't enough of a particular ingredient to meet demand. And, yes, the flavor graveyard really exists. It sits just outside the factory in Burlington, Vermont. Fans can come pay their respects to flavors past, and every time there's a new addition, a ceremony takes place complete with a tombstone and a pint burial. We wish we could try them all, but for now the current list of flavors will have to do.
Americans love freedom, and do you know what freedom tastes like? Ice cream. Which is why they've had free cone day every year for the last 35 years. Sadly, not all flavors last, some are sent to a cold shallow grave long before their time is up. These flavors are gone but not forgotten. Throw out the Keurig, this ice cream is so potent it could fuel the American worker for days. The ice cream itself is made from roasted espresso.
The great and deep pain of this tragic event had subsided. I totally forgive Hayley because she is hilarious and makes fabulous treats, but I had to do something to heal my achy-breaky heart. So, I decided to recreate my long lost love. So, I used my crazy easy ice cream recipe base no machine required! It is beyond delicious!