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Top 10 Weird Ice Cream Flavors

Updated on August 23, 2017

Weird Icecream Flavors From Around The World

Weird ice cream flavors are on the increase all over the world. Just about anywhere these days, you can get weird and unusual flavors and even some that sound truly revolting.

Now I don't know about you but I really enjoy a nice bowl of my favorite icecream. In fact I enjoy a lot of the traditional flavors that are around. By it's self or served with other delicious sweet treats it has to be everyone's favorite.

The really big question here is - would I be brave enough to actually try some of these weird icecream flavors, if they were offered to me. Perhaps if you don't tell me what it actually is, then maybe I would give it a chance, but honestly, the thought of some of these is a big turn off.

Check them out and let me know if you would try them..

Creative Commons photo by Terence Ong

My Top 10 Weird Icecream List

It's a world wide phenomena

No matter what part of the world you live in, these days, you're bound to encounter some very unusual ice creams. I've listed them according to what I think is the most awful. Perhaps you'll disagree with my choices.

1)Horseflesh- Raw horseflesh - that's right, it's raw meat in your favorite dessert. From Japan this is top of the list for gross and most horrible.

2) Spleen and artichoke - Enough to make you puke, don't you think? You can get this in Italy

3) Shark fin - I've heard of shark fin soup, which sounds bad enough to me but why would you ruin a perfectly good dessert. Another one from Japan

4) Garlic- Are you going to keep the vampires at bay with this one. Not sure where this originates from.

5) Sardines and brandy - The brandy part's OK but I don't get the sardines part. Too weird for my tastes. You'll find this in Puerto Rico.

6) Caviar - Don't like it anyway, never mind spoiling a good ice cream. Popular in France.

7) Sauerkraut - Why would anyone add pickled vegetables to spoil a delicious dessert. This one's from Europe too.

8) Cod fish - Oh dear another one that smells too fishy for me. The Japanese do love their fish.

9) Spaghetti and cheese - Bits of spaghetti with cheese and sometimes served with raspberry sauce. Sometimes this one is actually fake - as you'll learn further down the page.Another one from Puerto Rico.

10)Blue Stilton cheese - One of those strong and very smelly (like sweaty socks) cheeses that some people love. Again why would you mix it with icecream? Get this in Ireland.

So that's my current list but there's so many more unusual and horrible ones listed below. I just keep finding more!

The above ice cream parlor photo, is in the public domain

Who Likes Ice Cream Parfait? - But please don't eat it!

I spotted these decorative candle that looks so real, don't you think. They would make a nice table centerpiece or a great gift, but please don't eat it, that would be just too weird!!

You can also get strawberry sundaes, fruit salads and even cupcakes that look real too.

October Hill Decorative Novelty Candle, Ice Cream, 7-Inch Tall
October Hill Decorative Novelty Candle, Ice Cream, 7-Inch Tall

This decorative candle looks so real, don't you think. Would make a nice table centerpiece or a great gift, but please, please don't eat it. That would be just too weird!!

You can also get strawberry sundaes, fruit salads and even cupcakes that look real too.


Anyone For Bacon Icecream? - Should I eat this for breakfast?

Try making this one yourself. Here's a link to the recipe for candied bacon icecream. Apparently some people say it's quite nice.

Photo by kimberleykv

More Weird Flavors

I found quite a lot more weird icecream flavors including things like curry flavor carrot. One wonders what people are thinking when they create these things.

Are you supposed to eat them for dessert or perhaps an entrée?

Here's a few more for you:

Blue Cheese and Shallots from Ireland

Curry Carrot I've even found the recipe if your interested in trying it.

Sea Salt

Black Sesame

Fish and Chip for all those fish and chip lovers in England

Breast Milk Now apparently banned for health reasons.

Dondurma A Turkish icecream with added "salep" a flour made from the root of the Early Purple Orchid and "mastic" to make it chewy. Sometimes it's so thick you need a knife and fork to eat it. Now that seems weird!

Squid Ink Sounds yukky but who knows.

Candied Bacon quite popular and perhaps the least repulsive.

Beer Flavor I don't think so

Viagara Hmmm, any icecream can be a turn on for some folk.

Drunken Kiwi Kiwi fruit with some kind of alcohol I presume. Maybe not so bad if you like kiwi's.

I've even heard about someone setting up an icecream van for dogs. Seriously what will people think of next. Talk about pampered pooches.

Photo by Editor B

Who Invents These Horrible Concoctions?

and more importantly why?...

Since discovering all these odd sounding desserts, I've been curious to know just who and even worse, why they would have such crazy notions.

Imagine that one day you fancy some ice cream but all you've got in your freezer is plain old vanilla. So you ask yourself, "What can I add to make it more interesting". You look in the pantry and see a tin of sardines and you think yeah, that would be great. I mean really! Are you crazy.

How about baked beans? Oh I just had a great idea. What about Vegemite? We Australians love our Vegemite. We're the only country in the world that does but perhaps that combination could be a real winner in this country. I don't think so. For those of you that don't know, Vegemite is a blackish colored spread, somewhat like Marmite or Bonox, that you eat on bread or toast.

Seriously, what are people thinking when they create these things?

Photo by Syphunk.

What Do You Think Of These Flavors? - Have your say. Let everyone know what you think about these weird flavors.

Would you try any of them?

Fun Recipes To Try

If you know anything about icecream you may have heard of Henry Slocombe's intriguing selection. Based in San Francisco this shop sells a range of unusual flavors that are quite popular. You'll find things like secret breakfast or peanut butter curry to tempt your taste buds. Well now you can try them out for yourself.

Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Book
Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Book

This book has around 50 recipes including many of their most popular ones, and includes photos and interesting anecdotes to provide fun reading.


Spaghetti Is Not My Idea Of Dessert

Most spaghetti icecream is not spaghetti at all. It's just icecream that's been pushed through a sieve or something, so it looks like spaghetti. I'm not sure about this one. It looks like spaghetti. What do you think?

Creative Commons photo by eliazar

Weird Icecream Flavors Are Here!

Now things are getting really scary. This craze for strange flavors is right here on our doorstep - in the States. In this country you can now buy some weird, if not very unusual flavors.

Here's just a few that I've heard of:-

Boccalone Prosciutto - Its got cream cheese and real prosciutto in it.

"Red Hot" Banana - Banana with one of those hot candies crushed in it.

Secret Breakfast - Cornflakes and bourbon? Apparently this ones popular. I wonder why?

Peanut Butter Curry - Speaks for its self.

Skull Splitter Root Beer - No idea what's in it other than root beer.

In England the restaurants are serving some pretty weird flavors like cigar smoked icecream, mustard flavor, pigs blood and chocolate and even more whacky flavors.

Stay tuned - I'm sure I'll find more.

Yep. There's Even More!

It's not safe anywhere. There's some odd ones here on this short video. Even Ben & Jerry's have some pretty strange sounding products - like squirrel nuts and mustard.

Some brave souls have actually eaten some of these. If that's you, please tell us right here which ones you tried and if you enjoyed it or not.

Seems to me that many folk do actually enjoy them otherwise manufacturers wouldn't keep making them!

Weird Flavors are Enough to Make You Stressed

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So, what do you think? Would you give some of these weird flavors a go?

I'd really love to hear your views on this one.

Weird Ice Cream Flavors Feedback - How brave are you really?

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      uneasywriter lm 4 years ago

      The spaghetti ice cream needs some red sauce. strawberry maybe? Fun read!

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      Susanna Duffy 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Bacon icecream? Perhaps not

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      bigpoppa3ross 4 years ago

      Not to brave really. I stick to the straight and narrow path of choices. However, in Gilroy CA at the Garlic Festival I did try garlic ice cream. It wasn't too bad. But once was enough.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @mrknowitall54321: Maybe..

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      I agree, these are weird. So I guess if you make it someone will eat it? Fun lens.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Very cool (or should I say cold) lens. Well done! Loved it!

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      I like these Weird Ice Cream Flavors

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      Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

      There are a few I have tried. The ones I have not tried; I think I will let them pass, thank you. This is an interesting lens and appreciate you sharing. You should really give some of them a try. Bon Appetit! (^_^)

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      mrknowitall54321 4 years ago

      Squirrel nuts and mustard flavour! Sounds yummy!

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      kcsantos 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this. I haven't heard some of the ice cream flavors before. These are pretty weird.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I've not been that brave, really. Most titles give my imagination a really vivid boost of flavors! Thanks for the food for thought!

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      Markwell1 5 years ago

      Hehe nice one! Can't iagine trying one of those though!

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      ComfortsOfHome 5 years ago

      It's fun to read about these weird ice cream flavors, but I don't think I would want to try most of them!

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      TheNamesClove 5 years ago

      I'd definitely try bacon flavored, and I've heard anything sweet with sea salt is a good mix, however, beer flavored ice cream sounds disgusting, I don't even like beer flavored beer, also the horse flesh sounds repulsive.

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      Ashly Rain 5 years ago

      I wanted to try lobster ice cream that I've seen many times on Martha's Vineyard but I just can't bring myself to do it!

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      raisingsmallsouls 5 years ago

      I thought I was an adventurous ice cream taster, but after reading this lens, well, maybe not!

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      I don't even know if it is a question of bravery, just good sense - why would anybody want to spoil good icecream?! Blessings for widening my world.

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      KReneeC 5 years ago

      Fun lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      omg! weird

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      ctmom1 5 years ago

      I've been to Lares, Puerto Rico and didn't even know about that ice cream place! Maybe next time I'll have to sample some of those..."some" maybe not spaghetti lol

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      WhiteOak50 5 years ago

      Unfortunately I cannot eat ice cream and I was hooked on Ben & Jerry's ice cream a long time ago. However, I just recently found a Ben & Jerry's frozen Greek yogurt that is so fantastic: Raspberry Chocolate chunk. WOW... is it good!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i like something

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      I think I'll stick to chocolate chip.

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      Webmerchant 5 years ago

      I really enjoyed this lens :D Some of those flavors are too horrific to even think about! Congrats on a really nice lens.

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      vinodkpillai lm 5 years ago

      Great lens. Thanks!!

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      piarejuden 5 years ago

      Awesome delicious lens!

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      PennyHowe 5 years ago

      I love your title--it sure got my attention and from there you really, really followed through with weird! I think I will also stick to the basics, except the one with the Red Hot Banana sounded pretty good and I would like to give it a try. June is Dairy month and the Squidquest brought me in search of an interesting dairy lens. I think yours is at the top of the list! Great lens-thanks.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: that is awsome i live here was afraid to try but glad i did now it's a once a month treat yumm

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      livinglargeandh 5 years ago

      Again, I'll stick with the basics.

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      UKGhostwriter 5 years ago

      Got my 'yuk' award .... horse flesh ice cream?? - double yuk - but I'd still try it!!

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      Char Milbrett 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Submitting this for my squid quest... Congratulations! Plus, a squid like for you! I don't know if I am daring enough to try very many new flavors, although I did try chocolate cheese once.

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      hamshi5433 6 years ago

      I randomly visited this page and remembered visiting it long time back, these ice cream flavours make me sick!! But here`s my blessing for letting every one know about it. :D

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Rhode Island

      what a yummy lens love it

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      Jess Mahler 6 years ago from Lehighton, PA

      I remember an episode of Top Chef where they had to invent an ice ceam flavor, and someone came up with bacon something or other - I thoight of it as soon as I saw candied bacon icecream on the first list - the judges were like "What were you thinking!!!"

      Great lens. The Sea Salt iice cream has me curious.

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      jackieb99 6 years ago

      Strange, but delicious!

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      patriciapeppy 6 years ago

      hmmmmmm not sure I might try the bacon for breakfast.

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      magicgeniewishl 6 years ago

      I think Ice Cream-Opoly is the game for me, I love ice cream. Not sure about some of the flavors though hehe. Great lens, thankyou for sharing

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      yourgoldenfuture 6 years ago

      very interesting lens... strange ideas what people have for icecream...

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      Missmerfaery444 6 years ago

      I'm always up for new flavours but some are just too weird! Was going to mention the breast milk ice-cream that went on sale in London but nestboxes beat me to it! :) Great lens

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      nestboxes 6 years ago

      A shop in London has just released breast milk flavour but was quickly asked to stop making it for health and safety screening! great lens

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      wow, this is very interesting. very very weird icecream flavors out there

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      blujeanmomma 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      I love ice cream!! The only unique flavor that I have had is lavender ice cream and i was so surprised that it was so darn good. We recently purchased an ice cream machine so we will be playing around a lot more.

      My husband likes hot salt on his ice cream (it doesn't matter what flavor it is - he has to have his hot salt)

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      JasonE 6 years ago

      This is a great ice cream lens! Although I would normally stick to chocolate, coffee or some other flavor of ice cream, I might be willing to give the candied bacon ice cream a try.

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      Francis Luxford 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great stuff! Well done.

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      hayleylou lm 6 years ago

      I returned to Bless this and feature it on My Time as a Squid Angel

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      Annamadagan 6 years ago

      fun lens! Haha.

      I didn't look at ALL of it.

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      C A Chancellor 6 years ago from US/TN

      Fun lens -- blessed!

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      antoivo lm 7 years ago

      ice-cream you scream we all scream for ice-cream :) love it

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I was entertained!

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      tandemonimom lm 7 years ago

      Any lens about ice cream is good with me!

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      Dee Gallemore 7 years ago

      Weird indeed . . . but I love this lens because I love Ice cream! Lensrolling to my ice cream lenses . . .

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      RebeccaE 7 years ago

      well, now I know and yes these are weird, but still make me want to eat some... icecream!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      That is so weird. I can't believe people actually like that stuff. I love icecream though, what can i say :)

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      oztoo lm 7 years ago

      @Amy Fricano: Strange though it sounds , yes they do all seem to be real!!!

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      Amy Fricano 7 years ago from WNY

      Most delicious and whacky-fun discussion. Do you swear they ALL exist?

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      Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      For some reason, curry ice cream sounds really good - a little spicy mixed with freezing cold. But I'll stay away from most of these, I'm sorry to say. No, on second thought I'm not sorry at all. I'll happily stay away from the weird ones!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      That was interesting. I had fun reading that. I love icecream, but not those kinds... sounds nasty

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      LouiseKirkpatrick 7 years ago from Berkshire, United Kingdom

      That Blue Stilton ice-cream sounds delicious...whereas the horseflesh and spleen doesn't! Wonderful, fun lens! - blessed by a SquidAngel :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Well, I love ice-cream but scared to try the weird flavors.

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      sheriangell 7 years ago

      These are indeed some weird ice cream flavors. I love ice cream, but prefer more "boring" flavors!

      Love the colorful way you presented this lens.

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      LisaDH 7 years ago

      I'm particularly appalled by the idea of horseflesh or sardines in ice cream. Eeeww!! Give me plain old chocolate or vanilla any day!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      There's nothing better than a dish of ice cream.

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      PowersPercussion 7 years ago

      I've got to make sure to hit that icecream parlour when I'm back in Puerto Rico next year!

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      Linda Hoxie 7 years ago from Idaho

      Wow, those are some very strange ice cream flavors, I think I will stick with chocolate! LOL You know even though they sound weird though, they still look marvelous! Great lens!

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      Rosell 7 years ago

      I hope I'm not ruined my diet program after read this :D

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      i like cookie dough, mint chip,cheesecake,ben and jerrys!

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      myraggededge 7 years ago

      I'd try any ice-cream with alcohol in it... red wine ice-cream? Chardonnay ice-cream? Sherry trifle ice-cream? Definitely!

      Blessed :-)

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      Goals LM 7 years ago

      Great lens, it's always interesting to try new things - like the beer flavour for example!

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      That was fun. Enjoyed all the strange things people put in their ice cream, but afraid I would not try it.

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      hayleylou lm 7 years ago

      I wouldn't try any of these - they sound so gross - thumbs up for a fun lens :)

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      the777group lm 7 years ago

      Squid Ink Icecream? Sounds good to me!

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      CargoInsurance 7 years ago

      The only flavor that i can think of any ice-cream is Chocolate...............I won't try anything other than this, I am biased :D

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      Faye Rutledge 7 years ago from Concord VA

      My favorite flavor ice cream is chocolate. I like other flavors, but I'll stick to traditional, rather than weird, thank you. :)

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      Amy Fricano 7 years ago from WNY

      Big time love the idea. Weird is the word. A truly delicious lens.

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      David Schroeter 7 years ago from St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

      Sorry, I guess I'm just not that adventurous. I'll stick to traditional flavours thank you!

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Nicely done. Weird flavors is a great name for this lens. New Zealand has hokey pokey, which I thought was weird until I saw bacon or sardines above.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I would maybe try em if i didn't kno what they were, It might b good (:

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      what ever happened to 31s licorice ice cream?

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      Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      I'm actually intrigued by the beer flavored ice cream. Hm... but maybe not the horse flesh, sardines, or spaghetti. Interesting lens!

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      norma-holt 7 years ago

      Great topic. *-*Blessed*-* and featured on Sprinkled with Stardust

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      LadyelenaUK 7 years ago

      I wouldn't mind trying a few but definitely not the sardines and bacon one.

      Interesting Lens.

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      eclecticeducati1 7 years ago

      Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! lol!!! Cute lens. :) Blessed by an Angel.

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      GeorgeK2010 7 years ago

      " Horseflesh Icecream " I would get sick then die just knowing I ate such a thing then id come alive again and die all over again lol. But awesome lens !

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      seashell2 7 years ago

      I think I'll stick to my Maple Walnut ice cream... some very strange flavours out there! :-) Fun lens!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I think it's cool to be creative as far as the ice cream flavors but i would love to come up with more flavors for you guys!!!!!

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      What a fun lens! I thought new zealand had some strange flavors, but they are pretty tame in comparison - jelly tip, hokey pokey all sweet flavors

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      Joan Hall 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      This is one of those "Now I've seen everything!" lenses. Great job.

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      writernewbie 7 years ago

      Great lens! Interesting "Top 10 weird ice cream flavors" you have spotlighted here...most of which I had never heard of before. Thanks for lensrolling my Top 10 Most Disgusting Foods from Around the World. Returned the lensroll! :)

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      These really are some Weird Ice Cream Flavors. Very interesting. Lensrolling to my Papa Doc's Creamy Peach Ice Cream lens.

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      kab 7 years ago from Upstate, NY

      Did you see the Top Chef episode where they had to make ice cream? Two used bacon?!?!? And they were annoyed that the winner was marshmallow and cookie. Of course it was marshmallow and cookie!!!

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      MacPharlain 8 years ago

      Mmmmm....bacon! That's the only one that sounded a little bit tasty. Thanks for the fun lens!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 8 years ago from United States

      This was a lot of fun! Thanks for the laugh. I love the "stressed" poster. I have never heard that before!

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      hlkljgk 8 years ago from Western Mass

      i don't know - maybe i'd try a few of these...

      interesting lens :)

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      Lou165 8 years ago from Australia

      I could be tempted to try the beer ice cream, the spaghetti and cheese flavor and the candied bacon......but I'm definitely going to pass on the others!

      I used to eat a peppermint schnapps with choc chip ice cream that was made by a local company - you had to be of legal age to eat it as it did pack a little punch - it was delicious, but no longer around :(

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      Tiffany3 8 years ago

      Fun lens!

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      Deb Kingsbury 8 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      Okay, yuck. I mean, don't get wrong, I LOVE ice cream, but I think I'll stick to the normal stuff.

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      pkmcr 8 years ago from Cheshire UK

      Great lens with some, how can I say, unusual tastes! Well done and blessed by a Squid Angel

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      RolandTumble 8 years ago

      Some of those are even weirder than my former favorite weird ice cream flavor (wasabi gelato).

      The beer ice cream actually sounds good--I used to work in a college coffee shop, and we'd occasionally make beer milkshakes (not officially, and using the customer's beer...). They weren't bad at all.

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      Sue Dixon 8 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      Certainly weird!

      Our local English Lakes Icream people make a great Apple Crumble ice cream- that's about as weird as I'd like to go!

      Great lens!