Screwball (ice cream)

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A screwball is a type of frozen confection that first appeared in the 1970s. It consists of a flavored sorbet like frozen dessert inside a conical, plastic cup with a gumball at the bottom; the flavor of the ice is usually raspberry ripple. Several prominent brands produce screwballs, for example Asda, Popsicle, and Eskimo Pie. The name was originally a commercial product name but is now used to describe all such ice cream treats, whoever makes them. The product does not qualify as ice cream under USDA guidelines. [1]

'Two Ball Screwball' is a brand name (in the United States, a registered trademark) for a screwball containing two gumballs.[2] The original flavor was cherry but it has also been introduced a multiple flavored twist of lemon and blue raspberry. As with all screwballs, the shape is that of an upside down cone with the gumballs at the bottom.[3][4]


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  2. ^ "Registration number 2406714". Trademark Electronic Search System. United States Patent and Trademark Office. 21 November 2000. Retrieved 17 January 2011.
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