@pabauersaid When Neapolitan ice cream was invented it was originally called neo political ice cream where the message was vanilla and chocolate were separated by the strawberry.
The name was changed to Neapolitan at a later date.
Neapolitan is my favourite ice cream! You get vanilla and strawberry at the same time!
Chocolate goes in the trash.
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The new slogan was "Neapolitan ice cream for the separatist"
After Gelato conquered Italy and Europe between 15th and 18th century, fashion changes of 19th century brought the daunting task to Italian ice cream makers – how to reinvent ice cream into totally new form factor. Their solution was simple one - create one ice cream which will combine multiple flavors in one single and easy to produce, transport, and serve package. Their invention was Neapolitan ice cream, which received much attention after it was released to public in early 19th century, most notably by Italian ice cream maker named Giuseppe Tortoni who lived in Paris.
Since the original flavors were vanilla, strawberry and pistachio to mimic the Italian flag (https://books.google.com/books?id=9OEmdcwYhfEC&pg=PA145&dq=Neapolitan+ice+cream&hl=ru&sa=X&ei=WgyHVcuZOYuPsAGAvJjIDA&ved=0CBoQ6AEwADgK#v=onepage&q=Neapolitan%20ice%20cream&f=false p. 145) and chocolate replaced pistachio in the US merely because it was a more popular flavor (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neapolitan_ice_cream) your take is complete BS.
@shavixmirsaid I don’t know much about ice cream, but... the Italian flag theory seems BS to me.
Italy’s had so many different flags in the 19th and 20th century, it boggles the mind.
And if you’re gonna call your ice cream after your flag, you sure as hell ain’t gonna change one of the colours to suit tastes... you’d make a new ice cream and call it something else.
The flag adopted during Italian unification is barely different from the one used now - the only difference is a small emblem in the middle making reference to the Savoyard founding dynasty. Mussolini didn't change it.