Goody goody gum drop ice cream being cancelled

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New Zealand ice cream company Tip Top has announced that it will discontinue its Goody Goody Gum Drops and Cookies and Creme ice cream flavours.

The news, which was announced last week, has caused widespread comment around New Zealand.

In particular, the Goody Goody Gum Drops flavour is either loved or loathed around Aotearoa.

The flavour was apparently invented 25 years ago by Murray Taylor, Tip Top’s technical general manager.

Producing the ice creams with a good distribution of gumdrops and enough structural integrity to stay on a stick was, apparently, a challenge.

A Tip Top representative confirmed that the company was discontinuing the flavour in its tub and stick forms. The tubs had already been discontinued, they said, and the stick ice creams would be available until around December.

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