Mr Tee – ‘the King of Desserts’ is coming back to Cornwall
The people of Cornwall are in for a real treat as Mr Tee, ‘King of Desserts’ returns to the county in his eye-catching ice-cream truck this weekend for the Tour of Britain event. Tee Smith, who calls himself Mr Tee, King of Desserts, got back into his iconically-styled ice cream truck earlier this year and is touring again after sticking to his home turf of Wrexham, North Wales during lockdown. The self-proclaimed King of Desserts will be coming to Bodmin as part of a series of events organised by Bodmin Town Council to celebrate the Tour of Britain coming to Cornwall.
: Mr Tee King of Desserts is coming to Cornwall for Tour of Britain The exact location has not yet been revealed but both Mr Tee and the town council have now confirmed the exciting news. Mr Tee also posted on his Facebook page this morning to ask his followers where he should moor up for the day today – asking voters to like the status if they choose Bodmin, or love the post if they choose St Austell.
So far, Bodmin is in the lead! And he has also confirmed that he will serving today and Sunday from 1:00pm to 3:30pm at The Kalacliff Hotel on Lusty Glaze Road in Newquay. Having grown his social media following to around 250,000 since he started five years ago, Mr Tee’s quirky, experimental and, crucially, self-made ice cream has become a nationwide sensation.
After having lost his pizza delivery business during the financial crisis a decade ago, Mr Tee’s humble ice cream truck started out in Wrexham, but has since exploded in popularity. Wherever he goes, large crowds show up with queues often exceeding 100.
Mr Tee, King of Desserts, is coming to Cornwall (Image: Mr Tee)
Previous visits to Cornwall have seen large queues form as sweet-toothed customers seek his famous and decadent treats – with crowds set to descend to watch the first stage of the Tour of Britain. Announcing the news of his return to the county on Facebook, Mr Tee wrote: “Hey hey guys!!!!
Team Tee are back on the scene… if ya know what I mean. Dishing out the deliciousness down in the Duchy like only we know how. “Glorious weather forecast this weekend so make sure you include a sweet treat mission for you and the kids in your weekend schedule and treat yourself to some seriously Tastee desserts coupled up with Mr Tee’s fresh and creamy vanilla whippy ice cream.
“Most likely to be our last visit to see you guys for 2021 so don’t miss out!!! So come on down, the price is right, Mr Tee’s got an ice cream, to make your NIGHT!!! Locations announced in future posts…”
Asked what was so special about his treats in the past, Mr Tee, whose real name is Imran Ashiq, said: “It’s not just a whippy ice cream, I have my own factory, and everything. “In fact, I supply about 10 to 15 per cent of all Mr Whippies across the UK.”
Mr Tee and one of his incredible inventions
As well as the base ice cream, he’s an expert in invention – whipping up inventive combinations for each stop. The trays are piled high with ice cream and all manner of combinations of sweets, chocolate treats and other additions.
Some of the recent options he’s advertised are Cadbury’s caramel egg cookie dough, Kinder Bueno with caramel and the King Roche. You can stay up to date on the top news and events near you with CornwallLive’s FREE newsletters – enter your email address at the top of the page or go here Read next:
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