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GB Glace (originaly Glace-Bolaget until 1991) is the largest ice cream company in Sweden. It was founded in 1942, and is since 1996 owned by the Anglo-Dutch company Unilever. Besides its own traditional brands, it produces many of the same ice cream brands as other Unilever subsidiaries, such as Langnese in Germany. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1536x2048, 605 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): GB Glace Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1536x2048, 605 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): GB Glace Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Missing image Ice cream is often served on a stick Boxes of ice cream are often found in stores in a display freezer. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Motto: Dieu et mon droit (Royal motto; French for God and my right) 3 Anthem: God Save the Queen 4 Capital London Most populous conurbation Greater London Urban Area Official language(s) None5 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen HM Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister The Rt Hon Tony Blair MP Formation... Unilever (Euronext: UNA, LSE: ULVR, NYSE: UN) is an Anglo-Dutch company that owns many of the worlds consumer product brands in foods, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. ... Langnese billboard advertisement as seen in Berlin, Germany. ...


The company was formed when Mjölkcentralen (which later became Arla) and Choklad-Thule(Stockholms first ice-cream company) purchased Alaska Glace, creating a new company called Glace bolaget. Arla Foods, based in Denmark, is the largest producer of dairy products in Scandinavia. ...

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Nogger Black controversy

In 2005, the Swedish company was criticized by the Centre against Racism and Related Intolerance after launching an advertising campaign introducing their new line of ice cream bars, the Nogger Black, which is an addition to their existing "Nogger" ice cream product. The original Nogger is a vanilla ice cream bar with a nougat filling and chocolate shell, where the Nogger Black substitutes toffee in lieu of the nougat center and encases the bar in a salty black licorice outer shell rather than chocolate, hence the name Nogger Black. Petronella Warg, GB Glace's information officer, reported that the first Nogger ice cream bar had been marketed since 1979, its name derived from the nougat filling. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that turrón be merged into this article or section. ... Chocolate most commonly comes in dark, milk, and white varieties, with cocoa solids contributing to the brown coloration. ... Toffee is a confection made via a variety of recipes by boiling together molasses, treacle, or sugar along with butter, milk and occasionally flour. ... Binomial name Glycyrrhiza glabra L. Liquorice (Br. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... It has been suggested that turrón be merged into this article or section. ...

Nogger ice cream bars and the 88
Nogger ice cream bars and the 88

The criticism was mainly aimed at an advert where the slogan "Nogger + liquorice = true" was written white chalk on asphalt. Stig Wallin - chairman of the centre - read the slogan as "Nigger + liquorice" and said "It's impossible not to see this as an allusion to racism." The centre urged for a boycot of the company if they did not withdraw the campaign. Image File history File links Line of Nogger ice cream bars by GB Glace. ... Image File history File links Line of Nogger ice cream bars by GB Glace. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Nigger is an offensive term used to refer to dark-skinned peoples, especially Africans or people of African descent. ...


Some Swedes made a parody in the form of an advertisement for a fictional GB ice cream, called the Kokoskon (coconut cone), highlighting the K letters and drawing black eyeholes in the middle of the white, cone-shaped ice cream, making it look like the hat part of a Ku Klux Klan costume[1]. Binomial name Cocos nucifera L. The Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera), is a member of the Family Arecaceae (palm family). ... Members of the second Ku Klux Klan at a rally during the 1920s. ...


Also, the name of another GB ice cream, 88:an ("The 88"), is similar to 88, a codename for "Heil Hitler" used in neo-nazi circles (HH, as "H" is the 8th letter of the Latin alphabet). This product has, however, been on the market since the 1960s long before the nazi usage of 88 started. The terms Neo-Nazism and Neo-Fascism refer to any social or political movement to revive Nazism or Fascism, respectively, and postdates the Second World War. ...


Salty black licorice treats are a favorite amongst those from the Nordic region. See also: Salmiakki. Overview map of the region. ... A Finnish brand of salmiakki (left) and a Danish one (right). ...


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Good Humor is an American brand of ice cream once sold from the back of refrigerated ice cream trucks with bells to announce their presence. ... Langnese billboard advertisement as seen in Berlin, Germany. ...

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SvD: GB anklagas för rasistisk glassreklam (298 words)
Centrum mot rasism tänker anmäla GB Glace till diskrimineringsombudsmannen och uppmanar alla konsumenter till bojkott mot företaget.
Centrum mot rasism reagerar mot att GB Glace skriver med graffitistil och på andra sätt anspelar på svart kultur i den reklam som sedan ett par veckor lanserar Nogger Black.
GB lägger ihop det svarta med namnet Nogger, som associerar till nigger och neger, säger Amina Ek, verksamhetschef på Centrum mot rasism.
GB Glace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (433 words)
GB Glace (originaly Glace-Bolaget until 1991) is the largest ice cream company in Sweden.
The original Nogger is a vanilla ice cream bar with a nougat filling and chocolate shell, where the Nogger Black substitutes toffee in lieu of the nougat center and encases the bar in a salty fl licorice outer shell rather than chocolate, hence the name Nogger Black.
Also, the name of another GB ice cream, 88:an ("The 88"), is similar to 88, a codename for "Heil Hitler" used in neo-nazi circles (HH, as "H" is the 8th letter of the Latin alphabet).
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