Thursday 29 September 2016

What is Ireland’s ultimate favourite ice-cream?

Published 02/07/2015 | 10:59

Two laughing sisters enjoy ice cream treats.
Two laughing sisters enjoy ice cream treats.
Hazelbrook Farm has also reported a huge increase in sales throughout the past three days.
Icebergers were found to be Ireland's favourite ice cream
Girl eating ice cream sandwich

The sun is shining and there’s no better time to scoff an ice-cream or two than during Ireland’s short-lived heat wave.

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The sun is shining and there’s no better time to scoff an ice-cream or two than during Ireland’s short-lived heat wave.

Irish ice-cream giant HB has estimated that we will scoop more than 200,000 ice creams throughout Ireland by the end of our three days of sunshine which means that an ice-cream will be devoured every 2.39seconds.

New research has revealed that Icebergers are Ireland’s favourite indulgence on a hot summer with classic ice-pop Loop the Loop following closely behind.

The figures released by Tesco found that we’re a nation that loves to treat ourselves as Magnum Classic, Almond and White Chocolate landed in the top five list of our summer favourites.

The supermarket revealed that sales of ice-creams jump by up to 60pc whenever Ireland experiences a bout of good weather and found that when thermometers hit 17°C we go mad for an icy treat.

Hazelbrook Farm has also reported a huge increase in sales throughout the past three days.
Hazelbrook Farm has also reported a huge increase in sales throughout the past three days.
Icebergers were found to be Ireland's favourite ice cream
Girl eating ice cream sandwich

Rowntrees Fruit Pastille ice-pops also landed themselves a spot in the top ten list and it seems Ireland still is in love with the classic... vanilla ice cream within wafers.

Hazelbrook Farm has also reported a huge increase in sales throughout the past three days.

Nigel Thomson, Marketing Manager, HB Ice Cream Ireland said: “With the heat taking hold, we’ve seen a huge increase in ice cream sales over the last week and with the help of our retailers and distributors, we’re ensuring to ensure that freezers around the country are stocked and ready to help consumers beat the heat.

“For the last two summers, we’ve been lucky enough to get great stretches of amazing weather, with Ireland typically enjoying one quarter of a million ice creams per day in the months of July and August*”

Ireland's Top Ten Favourite Ice Creams

Iceberger

Loop the Loop

Magnum Classic

Magnum Almond

Magnum White Chocolate

Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles Lollies

Tesco Everyday Value soft scoop vanilla ice cream

Cornetto Classico Cone

HB Vanilla ice cream

Magnum Pink Raspberry ice cream

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