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The Cornetto experience consists of a delicious, crispy-baked wafer, coated inside from top to bottom with a chocolate-flavour layer, combined with a delicious ice cream.

Known for its unique chocolate tip trademark, Cornetto has been for decades one the world's most famous and popular ice-creams. Cornetto's soft creamy core, crunchy wafer, and delicious chocolate ending make it an existing journey of tastes and textures from the first bite to the last. Cornetto was born in 1959, when Spica, an Italian ice-cream manufacturer based in Naples, came up with a groundbreaking innovation: to create the world's first packaged ice cream cone by insulating the wafer from the ice-cream with a special coating of chocolate.

For over 50 years we’ve been perfecting our Cornetto recipe to make the taste of every Cornetto ice cream even better than the last, taking your taste buds on a delicious journey - from the tantalising topping, through the smooth ice cream down to the crispy wafer cone.

Cornetto cones were first produced in 1976 by an Italian ice-cream manufacturer, Spica, based in Naples. It was at this time that Unilever bought Spica and began to market the product throughout Europe. Thanks to the adverts, including the famous operatic gondolier, Cornetto ice cream has become one of the most well-known ice creams in the UK & Ireland.

We’re continuously bringing new flavours to the Cornetto range and its crisp wafer cone. In 2004 the brand launched a limited edition Love Potions range and a year later this was followed by Cornetto Mint and in 2006, Cornetto Caramel.

From 2007 until 2008 we launched a number of great tasting recipes including the fabulous Cornetto Choco Disc in 2007 – a cone filled with vanilla-flavour ice cream with a Dulce de Leche flavour centre, topped with a milk chocolate disc with cashew nuts and in 2008 we launched Fruiti Disc followed by Cornetto Love ice creams in 2009.

In 2012, we launched our fabulous Cornetto Enigma range, a taste adventure from top to bottom with no boring bits.

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