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Tuesday 10th December 2019

Customers divided over new pigs in blankets Christmas ICE CREAM

Bacon, maple syrup and ice cream, what's not to like?

A London ice cream shop has divided customer opinion with the release of its new pigs in blankets festive ice cream.

Fabio's Gelato, based in Hitchin, has announced the launch of the Christmas sweet treat, which features vanilla ice cream mixed with maple syrup and blended pigs in blankets.

It's served in a Yorkshire pudding and comes topped with a crispy bacon wafer and a drizzle of maple syrup.

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While some turned their nose up at the ice cream, others said it was the "perfect gelato".

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"We deffo have to try this one this Christmas," said one ice cream lover.

I do love a Yorkshire pud with jam, so this might be quite nice!

Another added: "I would definitely like this as a Sunday roast dessert."

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"If people see me bulk buying this... mind ya business," joked another.

"I do love a Yorkshire pud with jam, so this might be quite nice!" said another of the store's Instagram followers.

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A video showed the ice cream being made, as a handful of pigs in blankets are blended with maple syrup and vanilla cream, before being frozen and topped with bacon pieces and whole pigs in blankets.

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However, the feedback wasn't all good.

One visitor to the shop said: "Fabio I love your gelato, but can't stomach this one. But I do applaud your creativity."

Another added that it looked "gross and repulsive".

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