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Guess which Eighties ice-cream has made a comeback?

Published 08/04/2015 | 14:56

Freaky Foot has been released for Summer 2015
Freaky Foot has been released for Summer 2015
Freaky Foot has been released for Summer 2015
The prices of Ice Cream in 1991

Warm evenings spent panned out on the lawn after a victorious game of Rounders with an ice-cream in hand may have been a long time ago for many of us, but the memories of Irish childhood summers are always fresh on the mind.

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Now, as Ireland gets set to bask in as much summer sunshine as we can get, Ice Cream giant HB will bask in our nostalgia by re-releasing one of Ireland’s favourite Eighties treats Freaky Foot.

The creamy strawberry and vanilla ice-cream was today re-launched by HB as they etched a giant foot into the sand in Dublin’s Sandymount.

Despite ice cream aficionados' excitement at the return of the old favourite, Freaky Foot has slightly changed since its height of popularity more than two decades ago.

Once vanilla ice-cream with a raspberry jam ripple and a chocolate coated big toe, the new Freaky Foot is now a combination of vanilla and strawberry ice creams but the toe remains the same.

Back in 1991, one Freaky Foot cost just £.25p and still remains pretty reasonable in 2015 at the cost of €1 per foot.

The original Freaky Foot packaging
The original Freaky Foot packaging
Freaky Foot has been released for Summer 2015
Freaky Foot has been released for Summer 2015
The prices of Ice Cream in 1991

HB Marketing Manager, Nigel Thomson explained: “Some say the 80’s were tasteless but we disagree.

“Freaky Foot was one of the best loved ice creams of the decade, a fact that’s proven by the thousands of devotees who have campaigned to bring it back.

“We’re excited to introduce a new look Freaky Foot: a vintage ice cream with a modern feel,” he said.

The prices of Ice Cream in 1991
The prices of Ice Cream in 1991
Freaky Foot was today etched into the sand at Sandymount

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