An interesting article was posted on the BBC website today. It posed the question of how the ice cream treat called the "99" got its name. 99% of Blighty's Blog readers must be familiar with the British 99, but for the other 1% I'll descibe it as a soft ice cream cone with a Cadbury's Flake stuck in it. No official origin for the name is known but there are some intriguing theories. One of my favourites is based on the fact that the initials for ice cream - IC - is one way of representing the number 99 using Roman numerals. Another theory suggests that a Flake is made up with 99 layers of chocolate. If you have an answer, click on the comment link at the bottom of this post and share it with us.
Oh yes, a "99 with Monkey's Blood" is a 99 with raspberry sauce poured on top.