TV3 reckons Te Kao store in Northland has the biggest licks of the ice cream variety.
I haven’t come across the five or six scoop whopper stoppers the story mentions but three Otago stores are hard to beat when it comes to the size of their single scoop ince creams.
Jamie Mackay asked listeners to the Farming Show last year for their nominations for biggest ice creams and the Hilltop Store in Hampden (north of Moeraki, south of Oamaru) came first.
Since then I’ve found a couple to rival it: a dairy in Lawrence (on a bend on the left hand side of the road when you’re heading inland) and one in the middle of Roxburgh, also on the left hand side of the road when driving inland).
If you ask for a single scoop you get what passes for double or even triple scoop ice creams from other places.
The north can keep its whopper stoppers, the south has super-size single scoops licked.