One slice is never enough.
The first slice is always amazing. You've had one slice, then you want another one but you decide to be fairly sensible and make it a small one. You eat that, but the slice was too small and you're left still unsatisfied as the second piece just wasn't as good as the first. Because of this, you give in and take all that's left. You get half way through and realise you're no longer enjoying it, but you're committed so eat it all anyway. Evening well spent.
(Happy cake day)
Only for guests or special occasions at my house. You could tell something was up when you saw it in the fridge
When I went to university I discovered how working class I was because I thought Viennettas were fancy.
Remember getting my first weeks pay packet at 16. Took my mate into town during the day and treated us to a family bucket at KFC which included one of these beauties at the time (circa 98/99). No cutlery included. Still ate it. Felt like a king.
Because sir. That day you was a king.
It's the ruffles. They're what elevate it from some ice cream and chocolate in to the classiest fucking food of all time.
The stippled chocolate streak helps elevate it's classiness too.
Rather than a uniform brown band running down it, its more like an incontinent grandma flew over it on a zipline after a vindaloo.
Money can't buy that level of class (unless of course, you go to Iceland, where you can buy a Museum-exhibit Vienetta for 100 pence)
Have these shrunk in size over the years like most things?
Served with a glass of Shloer for maximum fancyness.
I see that you are a (wo)man of culture.
I love watching how they're made: https://youtu.be/gZrv81wY8HQ
The music when you see the folded layers being set down. Damn.
Have you seen the Neapolitan Viennetta!
Noooo? Pray tell, is it as delicious as it sounds?
I always tell myself I'll just have a small slice, then I go into some sort of fugue state and end up with half a slab in the bowl.
At that point, it's easier to pretend there *was* no Vienetta than to explain I ate half the thing in one sitting, so I may as well chuck in the rest.
My nana once microwaved a piece of this for me when I was 5 because it was “too cold” I fuckin love my nana
My grandma made me a pot noodle once and emptied the contents onto a plate.
Supermarket round here they have knock-off vienetta cakes for 2 euro's a piece! 2 euro's! For a whole icecream cake! That's cheaper than some cans of soup! Why I am not eating this every day is beyond me.
I bought one in tesco for 99p the other day..
They used to sell this in the US and we thought we were \*so\* \*fancy\* for buying it. When I was about eight years old I thought it was the height of class and sophistication.
Because *it was*
Me and my partner still consider this a ‘fancy treat’ even though it costs a quid and is sold in every supermarket. We can’t be the only ones... right?
My amazing fiancee found mini ones on sticks in Lidl, she's an amazing wonderful lady
...What time does lidl close?
I always slice it length ways
this triggers me, i won't be able to sleep tonight thinking about it
I see they're advertising it on a silver platter now! I've literally never got over the moment I discovered the thick luscious chocolate I saw at the base was just a sad plastic tray made of lies.
I absolutely hate Viennetta and my girlfriends father who lives with us buys them all the time. We had a Farmfoods open across the road from us the other week and they sell them for 99p so he gets one probably once every two weeks. Can't say no to the fellah when he comes in, cradling his, let's face it, box of long choc ice (which are also rubbish) asking me if I want a slice. I'm very aware I'm in the minority of Viennetta haters!
Word is we are getting that back in the States but I’m yet to see it.
According to their website, it isn't available within 100 miles of Los Angeles.
I would have driven 100 miles for a slice of early-90s nostalgia.
Tastes like mashed up choc ices
It's still well posh.
Anyone ever tried Dirty Viennetta?
I don't know if I want to know what that is.
They had these in America in the 90s growing up. I scored a good run in a softball game and my parents let me pick out a dessert treat that evening. I picked this. Yes I was seven but I needed to feel that ~°~sophistication and class~°~ whilst trying it for the first time.
It was glorious. I never thought to ask again since we weren't that well off and I knew it.
My dad had us overseas after (he was in the Navy) and 6 years later upon returning to the States from South America and the Marianas I hunted this bad boy down.
They stopped sales in the U.S. a few years before. I was so bummed. I hear they're back now but who knows if it'll be the same (sorry dribbling in from /all sorry sorry).
I've had one recently (Australia btw not UK). It was disgustingly bad. You could tell the ice cream had no fat content at all, and the chocolate tasted like it was made in china.
It's tasteless cold foam I hate it.
I think they‘re still in Europe.
OH I REMEMBER HAVING THIS AS DESSERT AFTER A SUNDAY DINNER
That first crunch. Yummy!
viennetta is pure sophistication
I had one with me folks on Sunday. It felt like the right thing to do.
I only ever saw them as a glorified choc-ice.
Nearly as decadent as a Gino Ginelli (still can’t say that without singing it in my head: Gi-no-gi-ne-lli)
Oh boy do I remember these bad boys, their level of sophistication was not lost on my family, we were simple, Iceland Artic Roll was a treat.
This, manna from heaven, lost its empirical crown when I toured the Walls factory in Gloucester and saw its birth from various angled funnels creating the wavy turrets interspersed by spray heads delivering that crisp "chocolate" goodness.
This earth shattering event occurred in my pubescent 5th year of secondary school where Walls was hosting a competition between local schools. A competition my team went on to win where we were to design a "NEW" ice-cream and advertisement.
I'm afraid (not), under my influence, my team developed the next generation of fruit Ice lollies, depicted by an enormous polystyrene dildo that oscillated up and down while we gave our presentation, mesmerising the judges (I may have been altering the speed of oscillation as the presentation progressed).
To wrap up, cheers to Walls and their competition without which I would have missed pot and feeling a girls boobs (I took 2L cider, it was a residential course) and I'll never forgive you fuckers. A couple of months after this competition they added the Calippo to their wares.
Yes ladies and gentlemen, my giant phallic oscillating polystyrene cock was, I swear, the father of the Callippo.
I tried one for the first time recently. It’s just shitty low quality ice cream with shitty low quality chocolate in a inconvenient form
Brownie points to you for not using a picture of a mint vienetta for this. Mint vienetta is not the best vienetta
My phone camera is cracked otherwise I would have taken a photo of the mint Viennetta I just bought.
Sorry about that.
Vienetta is ass, you get smooth ice-cream with jagged shards of bitter chocolate, who the fuck wants that
Finally, someone said it. Kelly's ice cream with brownies is 100000× better.
One time we went to visit my step grandad and he spends the entire day bragging that he's got us an amazing surprise that we'll absolutely love and out he comes with a fucking viennetta like we're some bums who have never eaten ice cream cos we can't afford a freezer and my mum was so offended, like i'm pretty sure she cried after lol
I moved into my first flat last march (exelent timing) so getting things sorted was hard. I only got a fridge freezer in late december (swapped my relatives for the little fridge a charity got me when I moved in, they wanted a chest freezer and a little fridge). I was so exited to buy freezer stuff and my big treat was a vienneta... didn't last 24 hours in the freezer anyway XD
This was known as 'posh ice cream' in my household
No chance we were getting this as kids. Wafer thin slices of Iceland multipack arctic roll spread out over about 6 months was our max. 70s Scottish parenting skills left a lot to be desired.
This just reminded me that we bought this a few weeks ago and it’s sitting in the freeze unopened. I bought it for my gf, never actually had one before!
Got too excited when I found Mint Viennettas for 99p in Lidl a few weeks ago. Still felt fancy as fuck eating it.
Oh man, it's just the stuff.
And eating it all in one sitting
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