Local Heart, Global Soul

June 26, 2018

Fond Memories For A Truly Kiwi Treat…

Filed under: Interisland Ferry,NEW ZEALAND,PHOTOGRAPHY — kiwidutch @ 1:00 am
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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Some items that are unique to your country of birth are difficult to describe to people who are unfamiliar with these things.

I have tried on several occasions to describe New Zealand’s ‘Jelly Tip” ice-creams to my Dutch friends but it’s taken me until this last trip in New Zealand to get a photograph.

Ice-cream is bad for my asthma so I don’t eat so much of it, usually saving it as a treat when we eat out.

At most other times I substitute water based ice-blocks on sticks. Until this photograph I was always too late in asking the kids for any photographs, the famous tips of these having already disappeared over sticky chins.

Travelling back to the South Island on the interisland ferry I finally found the perfect moment and so can this time attempt to describe these.

The bottom part is not particularly special, just plain vanilla ice-cream covered in an outside coating of chocolate, the appeal comes from the top, a frozen raspberry jelly top.

It’s not totally wobbly like jelly (jello) you make yourself but it’s also not just frozen water ice-cream either, freezing the jelly makes it into something a bit in between.

It seems to have been around “forever”, having been a favourite for my sister and I as kids, and there can not be a Kiwi around who doesn’t know them.

Little Mr. obliged me just long enough for this photograph and judging from the look on his face the next generation of Kiwi’s in the Kiwidutch household are also well and truly in love with this beloved Kiwi treat.

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