Ollie's Delights will bring back a classic local ice cream treat next year that was a favourite of Shepparton residents decades ago.RIAHN SMITH December 26, 2012 4:05am
An old-school favourite will soon return to Ollie’s Delights.
The Fluffy Duck — an extravagant combination of ice-cream, fresh banana, chocolate fudge, marshmallows, cream, nuts and a wafer — will be revived in January, just in time for the hottest months of the year.
Ollie’s Delights owner Miriam Bauman said her customers inquired about the sundae so regularly she was encouraged to put it back on the menu.
She said the dessert obviously held a special place in the hearts of locals.
‘‘If you go back (40) years when Ollie’s first opened I don’t think there were any other ice-creameries in town,’’ Ms Bauman said.
‘‘With this, I think people could go to the cabinet and get to choose their ice-cream and I don’t think people had been able to do that before.
‘‘I think this was more the fun, they got to choose, and I think the name had something to do with it, too.’’
Ms Bauman, who celebrated the first anniversary of the business last week, said it had been a good 12 months.
‘‘It’s been good, it’s been steady,’’ she said. ‘‘There’s a lovely lot of regulars now and lots and lots of lovely, happy kids and lots of nice oldies.’’
Other desserts set to return include the Banana Surprise, the Jamaican Delight and the Tropical Treat.
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