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Post by mavisbramston » 28 Sep 2018, 21:18

Our English friends..

In the UK I often had an ice cream with a flake chocolate bar stuck in it.
Why is it called a 99?
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Re: 99

Post by Dreamweaver » 28 Sep 2018, 21:29

The Cadbury website says that the reason behind the Flake being called a "99" has been "lost in the mists of time". However, the website also references an article from an old Cadbury works paper, which states the name came from the guard of the Italian king, which consisted of 99 men and thus "anything really special or first class was known as 99."

Other possibilities here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/99_Flake
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