Tip Top, New Zealand’s leading ice cream maker, has produced what the company believes is the world’s first novelty ice cream wrapped in marshmallow.
And it took them a while to perfect the process. We’re talking 9 years.
According to ONE News, New Zealand, a team of 100 people spent more than 2,000 man hours and went through more than 3,300 gallons of pink marshmallow before finally coming up the creation they call Memphis Meltdown Rocky Road. It’s described as chocolate ice cream with raspberry ripples, dipped in pink marshmallow and smothered in chocolate, nuts and coconut. All on a stick.
Tip Top attempted to produce a marshmallow-wrapped ice cream bar on a stick once beforeâ€”9 years ago. But the chewy gooey stuff clogged the pipes at the plant and was found to be too difficult a production challenge.
Fast forward to 2010 and the company’s engineers and operations team finally figured out a way to heat and insulate the pipes and the marshmallow was able to flow.
Memphis Meltdown Rocky Road is scheduled to begin arriving at dairies and convenience stores across New Zealand next week. No word, though, on whether these pink treats will make it to Memphis, Tenn., or anywhere else in the USA in the near future.
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