When I was a kid the most warped flavor that ever graced my Underdog™ dessert plate had to be Baskin Robbins bubble gum ice cream. For those of you that never had the pleasure of experiencing this creamy, culinary creation (with real bubble gum pieces) you’re missing out.
Since my childhood faded into semi-adulthood, my love affair with frozen treats have kinda (excuse the pun) left a bad taste in my mouth. I mean society considers 'em the ultimate fat drenched foods. And God forbid the skinny bitch media folks let me enjoy something sweet without the big "America is overweight news expose" guilt trip. You want proof? Just head down the supermarket ice cream aisle and check out how many fat free (with zero taste) versions of your beloved brands there are.
Away from the big food chains I'm starting to see another type gaining popularity – F'd up flavors (coined it myself). Ice cream so weird 'n outlandish, people will try a scoop as a challenge (and put aside the guilt). Multiply that by a 1000 peeps per month and mom and pop can still keep the lights at the ol' parlor. Below I have 5 cases in point. The above visual is Charcoal ice cream from Japan. Didn't find out much more than the name and the meh-ish taste.