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A G8 scoop: ice cream-flavored world leaders

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 01:11

June 17 - Residents in the Northern Irish town of Enniskillen are enjoying world leader-inspired ice cream created especially for the G8 summit. Tara Cleary reports.

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Nuts about Obama? Or do you prefer a White Russian? A store in Northern Ireland is making eight different ice creams in honor of the G8 summit being held nearby. Manager Una Lilley says some research went into choosing flavors. SOUNDBITE: Una Lilley, Lilley Centra store manager, saying (English): "In Nuts for Obama we found out that he liked toasted nuts so he likes pecan, he likes almonds, so we have lured them through the gelato that we have created for him. When that information wasn't available we sort of picked things that were obvious to each country. Customer Genevieve Murphy's favorite is "Black Forest" representing Germany's Angela Merkel. SOUNDBITE: Genevieve Murphy, customer, saying (English): "This is my second time getting the Black Forest with the cherries because they are so delicious." Flavors like tiramisu, macaroon and green tea have been enticing customers, but Lilley says she'd also like to see some of the ice creams' namesakes in the store. SOUNDBITE: Una Lilley, Lilley Centra store manager, saying (English): "The ultimate goal would be to see any of the world leaders come through the door, so, I mean, our doors are open and they are all very, very welcome, we'll take them all." Now that's what you call a melt-in-your-mouth marketing move.

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A G8 scoop: ice cream-flavored world leaders

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 01:11