Ice cream in the USSR
• Ice cream in the USSR
Ice cream. This is a favorite treat of all children must have. Yes, and many adults, too, I do not mind to eat this sweet dessert. Many people still remember with nostalgia a taste of ice cream, which tasted as a child. I'm not going to compare modern and old kinds of ice cream, their production technology. Just I want to remember the old ice from childhood is gone forever.
It was a common tale that foreign tourists thought: In the Soviet Union have to come for three reasons - to see the ballet, to go to the circus and enjoy ice cream. I do not know whether it's true or not, but the ice cream was really remarkable.
The most popular in the Soviet Union used an ordinary ice cream in a waffle cup ordinary (special luck is when waffle cup crunched). Up to 80 it was worth 19 cop., Renting and one penny, of course, obtain the sales assistant. Then before the authorities realized that it is wrong and ice cream became worth exactly 20 cents. The most delicious ice-cream cone sold to the Soviet Union, probably in Moscow TSUM, GUM and the "Children's World."
The range of ice-cream in different cities are different. For example, in the proud, which passed all my childhood, there were only 4 kinds of ice cream: sherbet, milk, butter and cream ice. Well we have more variation with packaging - briquettes, paper cup with a stick and waffle cup. The price was, if I'm not mistaken, 10 kopecks milk and sherbet, 13 cents, cream, ice cream cake 18 cents and 20 cents per waffle cup ice cream. It is in 80th Coming to major cities (Moscow and Leningrad), I learned that there are other varieties of ice cream. In the first place really wanted to try the "Eskimo". Ice cream on a stick and even chocolate was almost astride the desire of the child (I'm talking to myself).
Ice cream in waffle cups and cartons sold without packaging. Top portions were "pasted" paper circle with an indication of the manufacturer, the price, GOST, and something else, and the circle of some irresponsible citizens often sculpted where not falling.
And there were still "Ice Cream Parlor", where ice cream with a spoon superimposed colored balls of white, creme brulee, chocolate, nut, pink ice cream. All this could be watered from above with liquid chocolate or fruit syrups and jams, and sprinkle nucleoli hazelnuts or grated chocolate. In specialized cafe (or in simple restaurants) found even such delicacies as ice cream with champagne, brandy and liqueurs, ice cream, and even with the top of a burning piece of dry spirit.
The era of the ice cream in the Soviet Union started in 1936, when the People's Commissar Anastas Mikoyan food, after his visit to America, formulated the main task: "to make the ice cream mass product, releasing it at affordable prices." A year later, the assembly line went down the first batch of goodies. It released the single guests, so in every city of the country's citizens were eating the same kinds of ice cream. However, until the province assortment of ice cream reached in a shortened version. A true symbol of the era was a popsicle. Advertise new product decided to use the penguin, associated by the consumer with the cold, and apparently with the exotic. The first decades of the Soviet popsicle was exclusively hand-made product: each batch of glazed packer carefully wrapped in paper. Wand, incidentally, applied separately. It was only in 1947, with the advent of special equipment, popsicle issue was more ambitious (it began to produce not only in the capital), and the ice cream itself has become kind of "the very" popsicle stick.
We eat ice cream in 30-degree heat and 25-degree cold, and every year, according to statistics, "destroy" over half a million tons of your favorite treats, some species of which have reached us from the Soviet era.
His legendary Soviet ice cream flavor is obliged to a single guest who was listed in the records under the symbol 117-41. It was introduced in March 1941 and was considered almost the most stringent in the world - only natural ingredients, and no "chemistry"!
Racks endure surgery to remove the tonsils Soviet child could only when recognized that the entire postoperative period it will be fed ice cream at state expense. Most likely, the most beloved - is sealed. But then the parents could take the opportunity to order ice cream, some unusual and rare. Choice often falling on it, in which were combined gastronomic dream of all Soviet children - ice cream and cake in one package. Ice cream in a waffle cup, decorated with pale rosettes of cream, worth 19 cents. It can still be found in stores, with the look and feel so loved as a child did not undergo rosette seems significant changes. Legendary ice cream was ice cream from the Main Department Store. The waffle cup - creme brulee, chocolate, cream - first thing in several generations associated gum. It is still produced in the GUM, the secret of its flavor is kept in secrecy. The production hall is not allowed, not only outsiders - reporters and curious, but even the store employees. Ice cream, which has become with time cult, started selling in the main department store, 3 July 1954. GUM's just ice cream, there are nine species. The most popular so far enjoyed ice cream.
this all-in cafe Penguin ... nothing less than a mausoleum. Ball color "chemical" ice-cream-50 kopecks. 90s, then all were eager to try overseas.