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Fat Frog

Is the Fat Frog coming back? Here's everything we know

An important investigation.

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FAT FROG FANS have launched an online campaign to bring the ice pop back.

They have taken to Twitter and Facebook to demand its reinstatement as king of the ice-pop pond.

And the lobbying kicked up a gear yesterday as Dublin radio station Spin 1038 joined the effort.

Their numbers are large, too. The Facebook page devoted to pressuring HB on the crucial Fat Frog issue has more than 175,000 likes.

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So we asked about their plans. And HB held out a glimmer of hope for Fat Frog aficionados.

Marketing manager Anna Owen told

There’s clearly a lot of love out there for Fat Frogs and we’re really proud that one of our ice-creams has had such a big impact on the children of the 90’s! Without trying to be mysterious or mislead anybody on the subject of Fat Frogs,  we would never definitively confirm or deny a relaunch of one of our classic ice-creams.

However, the company – who this year relaunched the 1980s favourite Funny Feet following an online poll – said that any Fat Frog reappearance would not be in the immediate future.

For people who fancy a trip down memory lane, we have just brought back Funny Feet – one of our 80s cult classics – and we reckon it’s only right and proper to let this much cherished ice cream have its moment.”

Rumours yesterday that the Fat Frog was already on its way back to our shelves met with Twitter jubilation.

Even Andrea Roche is a fan.

The good news is, HB’s position has defnitely softened. When they were asked the same question two years ago, the Frog made his feelings clear, saying:

I am very comfortable here in my swamp.

Come on, HB. Don’t make us wait.

More: Funny Feet are back on our shelves!>

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