The world’s smallest ice cream van is coming to intu Merry Hill on Wednesday 9 August 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.
The tour of the tiny van follows research revealing that eating ice cream is one of the top ten things that make those in the West Midlands happiest in the summer.
Others on the list include taking a trip to the beach, having a BBQ, going on holiday, watching the sunset and wearing your summer wardrobe.
The research also revealed that 90% of people in the West Midlands feel happier in the summer than they do in the winter, with sunshine (31%), longer days (21%) and more outdoor activity (17%) the top three reasons given.