Sardine ice cream coming to Portugal
A shop in Portugal is reportedly planning to start selling special ice-cream in flavours like shrimp, cod, tuna and grilled sardines this month.
The "Coromoto" store in the southern fishing port, located 300 kilometres south of Lisbon, will offer a total of 60 exotic flavours alongside traditional options like chocolate and vanilla, its owner Manuel Oliveira said.
"Anything that you can eat or drink can be transformed into an ice cream," he said, who said he and his daughter would make all the flavoured ice creams without using any chemicals.
Among the other ice creams to be served are several alcohol-based flavours like Baileys Irish Cream, French fruit and herb liquor Pisang Ambon, and Curacao.
Oliveira, 52, said he inherited his passion for ice cream from his father, who earned a place in the Guiness Book of Records for dreaming up the largest number of flavours of the popular dessert.
His father's shop in the Venezuelan city of Merida serves over 700 ice cream flavours, including spaghetti, trout and garlic.
Ice cream makers across Europe are introducing more and more unusual flavours in order to hold on to their market shares in the face of stagnant sales in recent years.