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I never mentioned quality or taste, you just did.
That's exactly how "It's a pile of sugar what ever way you dress it up" reads to me. It doesn't make much sense if you had meant something different.

Sugar is sugar, ask a kid weather they want an organic artisan ice cream or one from the local shop, i think i know the answer to that.
Ice cream is not eaten just by children :facepalm:
 

sealion

Well-Known Member
That's exactly how "It's a pile of sugar what ever way you dress it up" reads to me. It doesn't make much sense if you had meant something different.

Ice cream is not eaten just by children :facepalm:
Okay, Sugar is sugar it kills adult the same as kids, it's all the fucking same :thumbs: Happy now ?
 

brixtonblade

Well-Known Member
I said it was expensive and I stand by that. But the prices were clearly labelled and I chose to buy it anyway. Promising primary school age kids ice cream, I should have checked it out first. It might not have stung so much had there even been a seat to sit and eat it.

The kids would have been happier with a McFlurry, but if I had gone alone or with another adult, I probably would have happily paid it.

I don’t think the Whippy comparison stands as that sticks in my fucking throat every time I am caught for those. Paying some degenerate £2.50 for whipped vegetable oil and sugar from a mobile salmonella breeding ground. If people see value in that then it’s easy to make the leap that £3 for craft is too. But both of them are overpriced.
Er... Just people doing a job

Agree its pricey but your post is OTT
 

Smick

Strictly Second Class
Er... Just people doing a job

Agree its pricey but your post is OTT
Ah come on, those vans down by the back of Brockwell Park are awful. So expensive and the product is shockingly bad. They have a quasi captive market and someone, somewhere, or maybe it’s just another of Lambeth’s revenue
lines, is making a fortune off it.

When I described the operators as degenerates, I had one in mind. Duncan Bannatyne. I’m sure the guy in the van in Brockwell isn’t the owner and probably earns bugger all, spends his days in a cramped Transit with his back bent and the sound of a Diesel engine plaguing him.

The vans are filthy though, that Whippy ice cream can melt and refreeze numerous times, and I almost always refuse to allow my kids to get anything from them.
 

madolesance

Well-Known Member
Ah come on, those vans down by the back of Brockwell Park are awful. So expensive and the product is shockingly bad. They have a quasi captive market and someone, somewhere, or maybe it’s just another of Lambeth’s revenue
lines, is making a fortune off it.

When I described the operators as degenerates, I had one in mind. Duncan Bannatyne. I’m sure the guy in the van in Brockwell isn’t the owner and probably earns bugger all, spends his days in a cramped Transit with his back bent and the sound of a Diesel engine plaguing him.

The vans are filthy though, that Whippy ice cream can melt and refreeze numerous times, and I almost always refuse to allow my kids to get anything from them.
Stopped my kids from buying ice cream if you can it that from those vans around Brockwell with the Diesel engines constantly running. The kids understand and are happy to go without.
Don’t the cafe in the park have the monopoly of these vans?
Would be great if the next ice cream sales around the park where up for tender, an environmental impact was taken into account regarding who could trade.
For the moment though, people need to go else where. There’s better frozen treats available in the area.
 

Smick

Strictly Second Class
Stopped my kids from buying ice cream if you can it that from those vans around Brockwell with the Diesel engines constantly running. The kids understand and are happy to go without.
Don’t the cafe in the park have the monopoly of these vans?
Would be great if the next ice cream sales around the park where up for tender, an environmental impact was taken into account regarding who could trade.
For the moment though, people need to go else where. There’s better frozen treats available in the area.
Is it the cafe who run those vans? The cafe could store scoop ice cream there and do one of those three wheel bikes that you see, replenish throughout the day. There’s no excuse for them to be running Diesel vans right beside the playpark.

As long as I’m not with the kids on my own, I’d just go out to the corner shop at the bottom of Tulse Hill and pick up a few Fabs.
 

editor

hiraethified
I got an ice cream from the Brockwell Park cafe at the country show. I think it was more expensive than the kiosk in the station.
They must have ripped you off because I definitely did not pay £3+ for my ice cream. But at least you get a seat and a table there, indoors or out.
 

editor

hiraethified
I never mentioned quality or taste, you just did. Sugar is sugar, ask a kid weather they want an organic artisan ice cream or one from the local shop, i think i know the answer to that.
I always find it funny when rich people dress up their two year olds in the most expensive designer clobber and trainers, like the kid is going to notice the difference - and the kid will most likely grow out of it within a few months. :facepalm:
 

MissL

Well-Known Member
I said it was expensive and I stand by that. But the prices were clearly labelled and I chose to buy it anyway. Promising primary school age kids ice cream, I should have checked it out first. It might not have stung so much had there even been a seat to sit and eat it.

The kids would have been happier with a McFlurry, but if I had gone alone or with another adult, I probably would have happily paid it.

I don’t think the Whippy comparison stands as that sticks in my fucking throat every time I am caught for those. Paying some degenerate £2.50 for whipped vegetable oil and sugar from a mobile salmonella breeding ground. If people see value in that then it’s easy to make the leap that £3 for craft is too. But both of them are overpriced.
I would happily see these bastards banned from floating around outside Brockwell Park playground. Or at least be made to park at least 50 metres away.
 

T & P

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Hey, at least those diesel-scented foul ice cream vans don't use the wrong noun to describe themselves. That's by far the worst crime of them all :thumbs:
 

Rushy

AKA some / certain posters
Hey, at least those diesel-scented foul ice cream vans don't use the wrong noun to describe themselves. That's by far the worst crime of them all :thumbs:
Well they use the term "ice cream" rather loosely. :D

(I don't mind a Mr Whippy myself, sans diesel engine preferably)
 

friendofdorothy

Solidarity against neoliberalism!
I don’t think the Whippy comparison stands as that sticks in my fucking throat every time I am caught for those. Paying some degenerate £2.50 for whipped vegetable oil and sugar from a mobile salmonella breeding ground. If people see value in that then it’s easy to make the leap that £3 for craft is too. But both of them are overpriced.
I blame Thatcher. Before she took to ruining my young adult life and laying waste to the north, she was a food scientist, ruining our fucking ice cream. She has a lot to answer for.

I love quality ice cream - something with actual cream in it, or at least full fat milk. It's a different thing all together from veg fat+skimmed powder+emulsifiers+crap that gets sold as ice cream.
 

editor

hiraethified
In my opinion, ice cream of any kind is the very definition of a 'treat'.
FYI: The 'occasional treat' line refers to the oft-trotted out line in defence of hugely expensive, rent-increasing gentrifying restaurants and cocktail bars arriving in historically poor areas.
 

friendofdorothy

Solidarity against neoliberalism!
FYI: The 'occasional treat' line refers to the oft-trotted out line in defence of hugely expensive, rent-increasing gentrifying restaurants and cocktail bars arriving in historically poor areas.
yes I know, I know I've heard it so often before. My occasional treat comment refers to the fact that it is indeed an occasional treat. Do you have no sense of humour anymore?
 

Gramsci

Well-Known Member
When it comes down to trivial issues the usual suspects spend a lot of time taking pops at Ed.

Serious issues like planning application on CHL no interest.

Its easy on internet to have knee jerk reactions. Serious issues no. To much time to read.
 

friendofdorothy

Solidarity against neoliberalism!
When it comes down to trivial issues the usual suspects spend a lot of time taking pops at Ed.

Serious issues like planning application on CHL no interest.
Well Ed spends a lot of time taking trivial pops at new businesses in HH. There are plenty of other threads for general gentrification chat rows.

And last time I checked CHL is definity off topic for a Herne Hill thread.
 
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