I have always been a little suspicious of children who claim not to like ice cream. They seem somehow snobbishly precocious. But after reading what goes in to this apparent "treat" (page 10), perhaps it's just that some people have unerring good taste. After all, who would cheerfully tuck into a plate of nitrate solvent, antifreeze and lice killer? Sounds more like a concoction for eradicating rattus norvegicus, our friend on the cover. It would have to be an obscenely large portion because rats will make a meal of anything (page 19).