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The History of Ice Cream in New Zealand - The first Trumpet: In 1964, General Foods Corporation (Tip Top ice cream) launched their first ever chocolate and nut-coated ice cream in a waffle cone novelty, the now iconic Tip Top Trumpet.

The new product was a technological leap ahead of any previous ice cream novelties available here, and involved new equipment, production techniques and packaging. A small production line was set up in Tip Top's then brand new Mt Wellington, Auckland factory.

Photo: Tip Top Trumpet production line, Auckland, 1964.

Television had been launched in New Zealand only two years earlier, and Tip Top's extensive advertising campaign included a live action TV commercial - a junior marching band led by a trumpet player, inspired by the hit song, "Seventy-Six Trombones". It was the first in a line of Trumpet TV ad's that have become part of Kiwi culture, and starred a young entertainer who was to become a household name over subsequent years. 

Photo: Giant Trumpet in the middle of the Panmure roundabout, 1964

The details of the 1964 advertising campaign had been lost from Tip Top's records, and would have stayed long-forgotten, except for a chance conversation at a party in 2014, and the sharp memories of some of the key players - two of the stars of the TVC, and the Producer. It is some testament to their skills that Tip Top sold 2 million Trumpets in the first month, and that over half a century later, Tip Top's Trumpet is still going strong.

Just another chapter in the fascinating History of Ice Cream in New Zealand.

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