A Short History of Plombir
As foreign tourists would say, there were three reasons to visit the USSR: Watching ballet, going to the circus, and tasting the ice cream. Every year, the country exported more than 2,000 tons of the dessert. But what made Soviet ice cream so special?
The popularity of ice cream boomed in the Soviet Union during the 1930s, when the state implemented certain standards for the delicacy. People across the country ate the same brands and ice cream became a nationwide pudding. Manufacturers were only allowed to use natural ingredients – there were no chemical additives in food! That’s why Soviet people remember its rich, milky taste.