Is there any sight more satisfying than the Viennetta production line?
When people talk about design classics, they reference the Mini, the Stratocaster, the Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair …they might even include Mr Potato Head in the list, but they always make one glaring omission – the Viennetta.
There’s something close to perfection in the formation of layers of smooth and ruffled ice-cream with chocolate that explains why it remains a firm favourite – as long as you keep it in the freezer, otherwise it’s a floppy favourite.
An old video of the Viennetta production line at the Wall’s factory has started doing the rounds again, and the process is both compelling and satisfying, much like the dessert itself. Australian reporter, Andy Park nailed it with his tweet.
Some people claim the Sistine Chapel is the peak of human made beauty.
Wrong. It’s Viennetta being made:pic.twitter.com/vCjxwFlIC2
— Andy Park (@andy_park) August 15, 2019
Judging by the reactions, the clip must have had people drooling onto their screens.
Ok but how can this be set up so it all just goes into my mouth at the end of the belt https://t.co/tFyqfF2KJV
— Jamie McKelvie (@McKelvie) August 15, 2019
This gets better every second I didn’t want it to stop https://t.co/hi9OHrGp3T
— Kate Lawler (@katelawler) August 15, 2019
Do they sell one that long? Asking for a…sod it, asking for me.
— David Banks (@DBanksy) August 15, 2019
People couldn’t stop talking about the bin of rejects.
Oh god – there's a whole bin full of broken ones and I can't stop thinking about them. https://t.co/hUCTViqJBD
— (@MsVeruca) August 15, 2019
Had genuine feelings of anger when I saw the bin with 'imperfect' Viennettas in it https://t.co/EJYY4JGlkp
— Daz (@donkeykongdazza) August 15, 2019
If they just throw the offcuts away there should be an international enquiry and someone held accountable.
— Graham (@swtorh1ll) August 15, 2019
Almost inevitably, one tweeter said this.
It means nothing to me. https://t.co/CYnVxV1sro
— Max Carnage (@DoktorG) August 15, 2019
Source: Andy Park Image: Screengrab