When I read about Iceland’s avalanche of sweet-based ice-creams on Kev’s Snack Reviews, it wasn’t long before both Anglo Bubbly and Parma Violet Ice Lollies were in the house.
While the Anglo Bubbly ones were actual ice-creams, I was disappointed that the Parma Violet ones were lollies. I’d been imagining rich, creamy, violetty goodness, and instead it was a frozen syrup stick.
Unimpressed by the medium but appreciating the taste, I decided to repurpose two lollies in a version of possibly my favourite cocktail, an Aviation.
To me, rhubarb is a very “British” flavour. From the “Rhubarb Triangle” to crumble, it’s definitely something I associate with the UK.
That said, we really kinda suck at it.
The number of purported rhubarb items that actually taste little to nothing LIKE rhubarb seems infinite. The ever-growing catalogue of rhubarb gins is a great example. I’m not saying they’re bad, just that I’ve yet to have one that actually tastes like rhubarb.