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Search Roundup: Margaret Thatcher & Mr Whippy

Not sure where this one came from!?!?!!?

Margaret Thatcher invented Mr. Whippy ice cream while studying chemistry at Oxford University.

To the best of my knowledge and research it isn’t true – but if anyone can correct me, please let me know?!?!?!?

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 10th, 2005 at 11:38 am and is filed under Search Roundup. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

Comments (2)


  1. m coyne says:

    One important development in the 20th century was the introduction of soft ice cream (like Mr Whippy uses!). A chemical research team in Britain (of which a young Margaret Thatcher was a member) discovered a method of doubling the amount of air in ice cream, which allowed manufacturers to use less of the actual ingredients, thereby reducing costs. This ice cream was also very popular amongst consumers who preferred the lighter texture, and most major ice cream brands now use this manufacturing process. It also made possible the soft ice cream machine in which a cone is filled beneath a spigot on order.

  2. Dude says:

    Soft Ice cream was invented in America in The 30’s.
    By the sound of it the Research team Margaret Thatcher was a member of carried out a soft ice-cream experiment for themselves and discovered that they could in fact copy what someone had already found years previously.

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