I like to post a lot about ice cream here, which can sometimes be a bit of a tease for those who enjoy ice cream as much as I do, but don’t enjoy access to the same ice cream I do. It’s not all, however, sugar and spice with an all inclusive nice.
I purchased two flavours from NZ ice cream behemoth Tip Top: Candy Floss and Lime Swirl. Now, I might have known that Candy Floss would put me on the hiding to nothing, but Tip Top does a great Vanilla, and a Boysenberry Ripple that actually packs a Boysenberry wave that any Point Break, Blue Crush or other surfing movie could easily provide its stunt doubles to surf on (there’ll be a post on it one day when we get around to buying a new tub). On this basis I gave the benefit of the doubt, plus this was a buy two for a cheap price deal, and since Lime has been to my liking in the past, I thought I’d give them a go.
What I was disappointed to find was a synthetic strawberry flavour masquerading as candy floss, and a kind of weird sour apple analogue for the lime. Generally I’m a firm believer in horses for courses, and not being too much of a food snob. I don’t think that these sorts of flavours belong in the repertoire of a company that is so strong on its other flavours though. Maybe there are some kids turning their backs on Go-Go Banana, Jelly Tip, Rainbow Surprise, and Goody Goody Gumdrops, and this was seen as the way to woo them back. I just feel like there’s a cow out there working hard to give good milk, and their efforts are being channelled into a product unworthy of their time. Had they put their minds to it, I’m sure Candy Floss, and especially lime, could have been executed better as flavours that stand better next to their supermarket siblings.