Posted by Nightowl on August 25, 2003 at 15:05:56:
In Reply to: Re: HB posted by JDP on August 24, 2003 at 22:59:27:
HB was founded by Hughes Brothers in 1924. At first they produced slabs and tubs of ice cream only, but introduced the Choc Ice in 1936 and it's still going strong. In 1965, Hughes Brothers were taken over by American company W.R. Grace and they, in turn, later acquired Lucan Dairies (remember their posters?). In 1973, they were taken over by Unilever. There were other Dublin-based ice cream manufactuers established around the same time as Hughes Brothers, but they (including one called Tel-el-Kabir) amalgamated to form Premier Dairies in 1967. You'd be surprised at the official source where the above information is available!