The War on Ice Cream

Britain looks to ban ice-cream trucks (near schools, at any rate):

 FOR 60 years the tinny jingle of Greensleeves that announced the arrival of the ice-cream van has been an indelible memory of childhood, but that sound may soon be removed from suburban streets. Health lobbyists have decided that ice-creams are too much of a danger to children’s health.

If Leon Kass gets his way — "Worst of all from this point of view are those more uncivilized forms of eating, like licking an ice cream cone –a catlike activity that has been made acceptable in informal America…" — the United States may one day follow suit.


2 thoughts on “The War on Ice Cream

  1. Rapp May 11, 2006 / 12:50 am

    God help us. If they’re concerned about fat people’s health, then they should have the NHS wire their damn jaws shut.

  2. Daniel McCarthy May 11, 2006 / 3:12 am

    From the sound of it, British dentistry isn't even up to doing that much!

    I recnetly saw a music video (of all things) featuring a British comedian whose teeth were like nothing I had ever seen — outside of old broadcasts of British television programs from before the 1980s.

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