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The soft serve lady

February 10, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Its the Oscar season and Meryl Streep gets a nod for Best Actress nomination for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. The former British PM was known to be a no nonsense politician, but its a little known fact that she was the inventor of the soft serve ice cream! McDonald ought to be paying royalties to her for every ice cream cone that they peddle!

Before entering politics, former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher put her Oxford chemistry degree to good use with a research job at food manufacturer J. Lyons and Co.

Tasked with whipping more air into ice cream, she produced a type of ‘soft-scoop’ cream which could be pumped through a machine. It heralded Mr Whippy vans and the ‘99’ cone.

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