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'Punky Penguin' Ice Creams Are Heading To UK Stores And We're Feeling Nostalgic

Rebecca Shepherd

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'Punky Penguin' Ice Creams Are Heading To UK Stores And We're Feeling Nostalgic

Featured Image Credit: Holdsworth Foods/The Simpsons/20th Century Fox Television

Does anyone else remember where they were when they had a Punky Penguin? I'll go first, we were in Golf del Sur, Tenerife. The whole family had been body boarding (or trying at least).

Yes we're nostalgic, if you hadn't already noticed. Because Punky Penguins are officially back and we've reverted to seven years old. Which also means an afternoon nap might be on the horizon too - win, win.

The penguin-shaped plastic pot full of vanilla ice cream was the ultimate beach staple. We're definitely not afraid to admit it.

Credit: Holdsworth Foods
Credit: Holdsworth Foods

Saying that, they contain milk and eggs so doesn't that mean half the population are out of the equation? We're only joking, these are enough to turn any vegan.

Unfortunately, it's been a while since we've been able to purchase the punky pot of joy on our holiday.

But now one UK food supplier is selling them in bulk, meaning they could well be making a return to local shops and restaurants sooner than we ever anticipated.


Holdsworth Foods is selling twelve pots of vanilla ice cream for £20.40 ($27.31) which works out at a very reasonable price of £1.70 ($2.28) per unit.

Unfortunately, it looks like this is only available to industry professionals higher up the food chain at the minute, but hopefully it means everyone's favourite childhood ice cream will be available somewhere in the UK. What a time to be alive this is?

We can't wait to stroll in the local shop and see these in the freezer. And, not to rain on any parade, but I also can't help wonder whether we might be ridiculously underwhelmed by the vanilla pots. After all we only ended up collecting shells and sand in them.

But, if we're not going to do that (because we're well too mature) then that can we do? Don't worry, I've got the answer. We could pour our favourite holiday beverage in them - just need the paper umbrellas and Bob's your uncle.

People have taken to social media and they're definitely in favour of Punky Penguins making a return and can we blame them? Absolutely not.

One fan said: "This brings back some good memories eating at Italian on the Seaburn seafront when little".

Another added: "OMG! Need to get these. Literally spent all my holiday spending on these one year."

A third commented: "Marks the return of our joyous 90s childhood!"

Let's just wait for Jamie Oliver to ban these now shall we?

Topics: Food, ice cream, Nostalgia, Community

Rebecca Shepherd
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