You may remember the Viennetta, which entered the United States market in the 80s and 90s as a way to provide a presentable fancy-looking dessert to company you wanted to serve ice cream cake. I did not, which derailed my love’s story about buying one. But this is how we got to finding that YouTube has a video titled “How a Viennetta is made (suitable for kids)”.
So it is. And yet the title implies there must be a similar video too emotionally raw and blunt about the horrors of modern life and the existential dread that an adult knows as the combination of regrets and fears for a too-short future all about the making of this ice cream cake. Where is that video? Who made it? Who is watching it? How badly would a child facing the nightmares behind, oh, chocolate or sugar be scarred by what it has to say? Or is the music just too risqué? What makes this undetected video so unsafe?
4 thoughts on “In Which the Title Raises Questions It Can’t Answer”
No one under the age of 18 will be allowed during the More Layers of Ice Cream and Sauce scene!
I’m way over eighteen and still not sure I’m ready for that part!
Are they implying that the Viennetta is not suitable for kids as it’s sold, but it needs to be made suitable for kids through some kind of Count Weirdly type process?
Oh, wait, now that I think about it the title might be promising that the making of the Viennettas is safe for kids, so, like, you can just drop them off at the factory and let them run around for a couple hours while you take care of some errands?