Does anyone remember Isaly's party slices? Starting in the late 1950s, they came wrapped in foil — like a Klondike without the chocolate coating — and did away with the need to scoop ice cream at a party. The ice cream bricks came in standard flavors, but the most popular ones were slices that had shapes inside like pumpkins (pictured above), shamrocks, hearts, and trees. They were a staple of Isaly’s holiday treats until 1978.
Learn more in Brian Butko’s book, “Isaly’s Chipped Ham, Klondikes, and Other Tales from Behind the Counter.”