Nanny never fails to surprise me with her bizarrely absurd rulings.
Step forward Tim Coffey (who runs Real Italian Ice Cream Co in Bath) who also was "surprised" by a recent Nanny ruling.
Mr Coffey uses traditional Italian methods to create ice creams with a higher milk to cream ratio than British and American processes.
Can you guess what the problem is children?
Yes, that's right, Nanny has decreed that he must either re brand his "ice creams" or increase their fat content.
Yes, that's right, Nanny (she who hates all forms of fat) wants to increase the fat content of Mr Coffey's products!
It seems that Nanny's trading standards inspectors found that the offending "ice creams" fell below the minimum 5% threshold required to call them ice cream.
By how much did the product fall below the 5% threshold?
A "staggering" 0.2%!
This sudden fastidiousness by Nanny is a tad odd, given that Mr Coffey has been running the shop since 2005.
It is now decision time for Mr Coffey, he either renames the product Gelato or increase the fat content.
A spokesman for Bath and North East Somerset Council is quoted by the Telegraph:
"Mr Coffey was advised that gelato made in the traditional manner does not have the required fat content to meet the compositional standard for ice cream.Let's take a vote ladies and gentlemen, Gelato or fatty ice cream?
The council, in its drive to promote healthier lifestyles, is supportive of local businesses such as the Real Italian Ice Cream Company, offering Italian-style gelatos which contain less fat than traditional ice cream."
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