Britain’s favourite ice lolly has been revealed – and it’s highly controversial
Did your lolly of choice make the top 10?
Is a Magnum an ice lolly? Whatever your answer to that question, some 28% of Britons named the chocolate-coated ice cream as their favourite ice lolly in a recent survey.
A poll by YouGov gave respondents a free choice – they weren’t just picking from a pre-determined list – which means enough people were happy to label it a lolly for it to take the title.
In joint second place were the tri-coloured Fab and Solero.
But Magnum’s win has been overshadowed by debate over whether it deserved a spot in the competition at all – alongside other interlopers.
Twister picked up 7% of the vote, while Feast secured 6%.
I am not having this. Magnum is cheating. It's just a choc ice with a stick. If I shove a stick into a pork chop it doesn't make it a pork lolly. https://t.co/RaSFzqlBDP— Gary Bainbridge (@Gary_Bainbridge) July 9, 2018
Britain doesn't seem to know what an ice lolly is. https://t.co/QerferDlMS— Ed Jennings (@Ed_Jennings) July 9, 2018
a. Magnum is an ice cream, not a lolly. b. Anyone who doesn't choose Twister is just wrong. https://t.co/bwBLI6DOVP— David Acheson (@_DavidAcheson_) July 9, 2018
2x of these aren't an ice Lolly.— Hisham (@HishamElfar) July 9, 2018
This is a hill I am prepared to melt on! https://t.co/W6Key10GML
People were demanding a poll re-run, in the hope that their lolly of choice could topple Magnum, or tried to get it banned from the competition.
Firstly, a Magnum and a Feast are NOT ice lollys.— Ross Hastie (@ThatRossHastie) July 9, 2018
Secondly, the best ice lolly is a Strawberry Split. https://t.co/xUYut08r24
ALL OF THESE ARE ICE-CREAMS AND WHO LEFT OUT CALIPPOS? https://t.co/PRjoynKQBD— Stephanie Faye (@StephanieEphani) July 9, 2018
what about the rocket ice lolly, this is a disgrace https://t.co/lZh7xWnNaz— Siraj Datoo (@dats) July 9, 2018
Rounding out the top 10 on YouGov’s list were Calippo (5%), Orange (3%), Cornetto (3%), Fruit Pastille (3%) and Mivvi (2%).
Let’s hope the ice cream van jingles around the corner sometime soon to fuel the debate.