Days like today were pretty much invented for ice-creams. Or are they called ice-pops? Ice-lols? Look, the jury is still out. But one thing that you can always count on as gospel truth is our Ice-Cream/Pop/Lol Fact of the Day, and today's fact might just change the way you look at frozen goodies forever.
Did you know that the green swirl in a Twister is pear flavoured? As in, it is literally designed to taste like pears.
Check it out:
That is mental. It's so rare you find pear-flavoured anything, and yet back in 1982 an iced goods maverick of some description decided, likely against all better judgement and the scorn of his colleagues, to stick a pear on a stick and see what happened.
Throw in what we at Sliced Pan HQ maintain is the tastiest variety of vanilla ice-cream ever, along with a dash of strawberry, and you're left with one of the all-time great summer snacks.
Like many ice-cream legends before them, however, Twister got carried away, and their tale did take a sour twist.
In March 2008, producers Unilever launched a plum and anise flavoured Twister, which lasted only two months before being withdrawn following disappointing sales. It bordered on arrogance, and left many people disenchanted with the franchise. You might even say it went pear-shaped.
Nonetheless, the original Twister lives on in all its glory, even surviving the callous, dastardly move to replace the vanilla ice-cream swirl with some sort of green slime in the mid-'00s.
Long live pears. Long live Twisters. I'm off to the shop.