This made me laugh. As reported in the Lancashire Post, some free-market friction broke out between Mr. Whippy and Mr. Yummy when one or the other, it’s not clear which, was offering to undercut the others prices;
“One was offering four, two scoop cones with a flake for £2 and the other said he would do them all for 10p cheaper….
….I couldn’t believe it when Mr Yummy jumped out of his van and smashed Mr Whippy’s window, you just don’t expect that around here.”
Naturally enough nowadays, someone immortalized the dispute on YouTube. What’s a “flake” by the way, in this context? I have no idea.