The world’s smallest ice cream van has been unveiled today as part of intu’s pledge to make customers smile and follows new research revealing that eating ice cream makes people happier.
The ‘Nice Cream Van’ measures just 47 inches long and 39 inches high with a maximum speed of 12MPH. It will go on a nationwide tour of 14 intu shopping centres to surprise and delight shoppers around the country and stops off at intu Lakeside on Thursday 17 August.
The tour of the tiny van follows research revealing that eating ice cream is one of the top ten things that people in Essex happiest in the summer. Others on the list include taking a trip to the beach, having a BBQ, going on holiday, walking in the park and wearing your summer wardrobe.
The research also revealed that three quarters of those in Essex (75 per cent) feel happier in the summer than they do in the winter, with sunshine (26 per cent), longer days (22 per cent) and summer holidays (16 per cent) the top three reasons given.