A COUPLE on the hunt for a 99 ice cream promoting for 99p have been left surprised by the costs they’re being quotes – with some allegedly costing as much as a fiver.
The 99 – a soft-serve vanilla ice cream with a Cadbury’s Flake in it – has turn into a staple of British summers, regardless of the origins of its identify changing into considerably of a thriller.
With some claiming that the identify originates from a bunch of Italian ice cream makers in dedication to their king, others argue that the identify comes from the value that the ice cream price at one level.
Now, journey bloggers and married couple Ryan and Jade Sprint have made it their mission to discover a 99 ice cream for simply 99p someplace within the UK.
In a latest video, the duo, each 31, paid a go to to the Lake District, Cumbria, the place Ryan, standing in entrance of Lake Windermere with an ice cream, pronounces: “Are you able to get a Mr Whippy 99 for 99p?”
Ryan then approaches their first ice cream van goal, the place he asks the proprietor: “Would I be capable of get a Mr Whippy 99?”
After buying the cone, Ryan asks “When was the final time you offered one for 99p?” which prompts an offended response from the person contained in the van, who snaps: “They had been by no means 99p.”
A shut-down Ryan walks away from the van and in the direction of the digital camera as he reveals the value, saying: “£3.50. I didn’t count on something much less from the Lake District.”
The video then exhibits Jade approaching one other ice cream vendor, this time in a shack, as she asks: “Hiya, might I get a 99 please? Do you promote a whole lot of these each day?”
Though interrupted by a bee dive-bombing her ice cream, Jade reveals: “Costly. £3.30, that’s costly, scrumptious although.”
Ryan then tries once more, this time at a store as he leaves with the ice cream, revealing a barely cheaper possibility this time: “This one was £2.80, we’re not off course nevertheless it’s nonetheless not 99p.”
The couple then alternate once more with Jade asking at one other small kiosk: “Can I get a Mr Whippy please?”
The video then exhibits Jade showcasing her ice cream, this time with a chocolate topping as an alternative of vanilla.
She says: “I’ve by no means seen one like this earlier than, this price £3.50, coated in chocolate, it tastes like a choc ice.”
Lastly, the video cuts again to Ryan in entrance of Lake Windermere as he says: “The hunt for a 99 continues, the place subsequent?”
The duo shared the clip to social media with the caption: “Do 99p ice lotions nonetheless exist? The place to discover a 99p ice cream within the Lake District.”
The video has since acquired over 280,000 likes and greater than 1,600 feedback from customers invested within the pair’s hunt.
One consumer wrote: “You received’t discover something for 99p within the Lake District, particularly Bowness.”
One other commented: “Don’t even dwell within the UK and I’m invested.”
A 3rd joked: “I heard they promote second hand 99s in CeX.”
One other added: “I mentioned no due to our native ice cream van once they mentioned £3.50 for a 99.”
Quite a lot of customers additionally claimed that the ice lotions had been accessible of their areas for 99p, together with the likes of Blackpool, Warrington, Portobello and Cardiff Bay.
Talking as we speak the couple mentioned: “The hunt for a 99p 99 began as a result of we each love ice cream.
“Particularly Mr Whippy – you possibly can’t beat it in the summertime, it’s a traditional British summer time staple and it holds a whole lot of nostalgia too.
“We began our search round one 12 months in the past for enjoyable – as a result of we observed the value gave the impression to be getting greater with some costing near £5!
“We’ve been all around the nation visiting ice cream vans and retailers looking for one – from Manchester to London to Blackpool to Leeds however we haven’t had any luck to this point. We’re hoping to go to Brighton subsequent.
“The closest we’ve come to discovering one was £1.50 in Manchester and that included the Flake.
“We’re going to hold looking till we discover one for 99p. So for those who spot one then tell us.”