The Sun yesterday found the country’s most expensive 99 ice cream – selling for one fiver.
In the midst of the lack of Cadbury Flex, the expensive cone comes in.
The jump in demand affected the stocks of Crunchy Chocolate Sticks.
99s are as cheap as £1.95 in Brighton and £2 in Leeds.
But near Borough Market in south London they were going from Mr Whippy ice cream vans priced at £5 each.
The seller told The Sun that the cost of fuel, materials and energy bills had driven up the price.
He said: “It is becoming more and more expensive to do this work and be able to earn any money.
“It costs a lot to run a generator for Mr Whippy, and having a location in central London really isn’t cheap.”
Despite the finesse, one happy customer said: “It may sound like a lot but nothing is better than Mr. Whippy.
“It just reminds me of being a kid and having Ice Cream when i was little
“it is the best.”
99 was reportedly invented by Edinburgh in 1922 Ice Cream Seller Stefano Arcari, who will break a flake in half and stick it into the top of a cone.
The name comes from the old custom of the king of Italy having 99 guards, so the Italians referred to any special or first class as “99”.
The Queen has launched its own barbecue sauce as the UK heatwave-swept for grilling season.
Queen’s BBQ Sauce, adorned with the Royal Sandringham Estate logo, says it has “a great flavor with a Norfolk twist” and says it has a “warming chili kick”.
Barbecue was a favorite pastime of the monarch’s late husband Prince Philip, with Prince William describing him as “a master”.
The sauce is on sale for £6.99 at the Sandringham Estate gift shop – six times the price of supermarket brands.
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