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A small bar of ice cream with a thin coating of chocolate.
- ‘And after promising Mia an ice cream, we discovered they didn't do tot-friendly scoops of vanilla so we ended up mashing a choc ice into a cardboard soup dish.’
- ‘So the next time you are tempted to even look at the latest, greatest, insert-your-own-fantastical-claim-here, Bikini Diet, think Ursula, kick it into the bin and have a choc ice instead.’
- ‘In Ireland, at least, they have the honour - or dishonour - of serving as the names of a selection of choc ices on TV's ‘Magnum ‘ad.’’
- ‘There was supposed to be triple choc ice cream for pud but I forgot about it!’
- ‘He was seven, sleeping after a family picnic of dressed crabs and choc ices.’
- ‘In our pyjamas we'd sit around her highly-polished dining room table devouring her unsurpassable steak and kidney casserole served over floury boiled potatoes, always with choc ices for pudding.’
- ‘Half-time - for the rest of us it meant choc ices, flasks of tea, sandwiches, time to draw breath, stretch the legs, talk to our Dublin neighbours again.’
- ‘But the fact that a show was intended to be watched while sipping a pot of tea seems no longer to debar it from the status of entertainment to be enjoyed while chomping choc ices.’
- ‘Big deal, as they'll probably last as long in Europe as a choc ice in a microwave.’
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