What is a mini milk?
It is not ice cream.
It is not sorbet.
Its texture is denser than sorbet, more icy than ice cream.
It comes in a minimalist three flavours – vanilla, strawberry and chocolate – all of which taste utterly wholesome, milky and sweet. Its modest size and paper wrapping make it clear that it was conceived in an age before today’s superinflated Magnum foil-encased behemoths.
But today I learn that it was, in fact, born a year after me, in 1976.
It always had a joke printed on the wooden stick. This marked it out as an ice lolly for children, not a sophisticated icecream for adults.
But in my older years I learned that it had a mere 30 calories and was, therefore, the perfect snack for the calorie conscious heat sensitive woman.
Oh mini milk. How will I survive the summer without you?