Is a magnum an ice lollipop? Whatever your answer to this question, 28% of Britons have called chocolate-coated ice cream their favorite ice lollipop in a recent survey.
A poll by YouGov gave respondents a free choice – they did not just choose a predefined list – which means that enough people were happy to call it a lolly to get the title.
Common second place was the tri-color Fab and Solero.
But the victory of Magnum was overshadowed by the debate as to whether he would even have earned a place in the competition – among other intruders.
What is Britain's most popular ice lolly? Here are the top 5:
Magnum – 28%
Fab – 8%
Solero – 8%
Twister – 7%
Feast – 6% https: //t.co/TBR2uygOiT pic.twitter.com/z7fo2QX54F
– YouGov (@YouGov) July 9, 2018
Twister won 7% of the vote, Feast 6%.
I do not have that. Magnum cheats. It's just a chocolate ice cream with a stick. When I put a stick in a pork chop, it does not make a pork roll out of it. https://t.co/RaSFzqlBDP
– Gary Bainbridge (@Gary_Bainbridge) July 9, 2018
Britain does not seem to know what an ice lolly is. https://t.co/QerferDlMS
– Ed Jennings (@Ed_Jennings) July 9, 2018
on. Magnum is an ice cream, not a lollipop. b. Those who do not opt for Twister are simply wrong. https://t.co/bwBLI6DOVP
– David Acheson (@_DavidAcheson_) July 9, 2018
2x of them are not ice lolly.
This is a hill I am prepared for! https://t.co/W6Key10GML
– Hisham (@HishamElfar) July 9, 2018
People demanded a rerun of the survey, hoping that their lollipop would topple Magnum or try to ban it from the competition.
First, a magnum and a feast are not ice lollipops.
Second, the best ice lollipop is a strawberry split. https://t.co/xUYut08r24
– Ross Hastie (@ThatRossHastie) July 9, 2018
ALL ARE ICE CREAM AND WHO HAS LEFT CALIPPOS? https://t.co/PRjoynKQBD
– Stephanie Faye (@ Stephanie Ephani) July 9, 2018
What about the missile ice lolly, that's a shame https://t.co/lZh7xWnNaz
– Siraj Datoo (@dat) July 9, 2018
The Top 10 YouGov listings were rounded off by Calippo (5%), Orange (3%), Cornetto (3%), Fruit Pastille (3%) and Mivvi (2%).
Let's hope the ice cream truck rings around the corner sometime to fuel the debate.