Monday, September 16, 2013

Facecream: Facebook Flavored Ice Cream

Facebook Flavored Ice Cream
Facebook Flavored Ice Cream 
People love social media. But some people love it … more than others. Dare we say too much? They love it enough to name their child “Like” in honor of the Facebook button. They love it so much it becomes more than a way to connect – it becomes the centerpiece for celebrations, an over-arching decorating theme, or the linchpin tying together their proposal. We’re still not sure what’s going on with the Facebook-themed Hindu temple, it’s the perfect example of how lavishly some people are displaying their affection for social media.

All that being said and done, Can you imagine tasting a social network? Although supermarkets have yet to see Twitter Tetrazzini or Tumblr Tiramisu … Facebook-flavored ice cream exists. The iconic Facebook “f” logo is pretty much everywhere these days, and I bet as many people recognize it as the Nike Swoosh or the Apple logo. And while Facebook hasn’t gone too nuts slapping its logo onto merchandise at this point, that doesn’t mean that we can’t visualize it. You already practically live on Facebook. Now you can eat it, too. However, you might have to travel overseas to taste it. In case you didn't already feel a bit conscience-stricken about all those hours staring at your news feed, now you can guilt over consuming Facebook-inspired calories to your daily drama. The ice cream, tinted blue of course, is sold at Admir Adili and Ibi Adili's ice cream shop, Valentino, in Croatia. The new creation, which actually tastes like candy, has been a big hit among customers. The flavor was inspired by Admir's own daughter, who is like many teenagers around the world and spends quite a bit of time on the site.

If you live somewhere in the world where it’s hot and sticky, you know that nothing makes you feel better than some cold, refreshing ice cream. Ice cream shoppers are always searching for that new flavor that everybody will like, well this store may have found one. It’s hard to have an edge as an ice cream shop (or, so I imagine, I have never run an ice cream shop.) Unless you’re going to get funky with your flavors and start infusing your vanilla with ayahuasca and appealing to a niche of psychedelic summer treat enthusiasts or something, ice cream is just ice cream. But Admir and Ibi Adili, brothers who run Valentino ice cream shop on Murter Island in the Adriatic Sea, found a unique way to attract social media lovers in the area: They created a blue-and-white ice cream and named it “Facebook” complete with a logo that will look familiar to anyone who spends too much time creeping on acquaintances via the world’s most scary-popular social network.

The Facebook ice cream does not taste like Facebook because Facebook is a social network and you cannot taste it (though I imagine it would taste like complete narcissism, blended with constant complaining and a hint of baseless political expertise.). I don’t even want to imagine about what a Twitter ice cream would taste like. It doesn't take much to mimic the social-media giant, The Facebook ice cream tastes like gum and candy, thanks to the flavored blue syrup. This isn’t the first time someone’s made some quick money off of goods with a social-media theme (you can buy Twitter shoes if that’s what you want to do with your money), but it might be the first time someone has made a type of food that supposedly captures the essence of a social network. You can still get the colorful treat if you find yourself on Murker Island, although that might change if Zuckerberg and company catch wind of the confection, since the Adilis are using the Facebook name without permission. While the Adili brothers have yet to ask Mark Zuckerberg for permission to use the Facebook name and logo, Admir assures that “if he calls, I’ll ask him.”

Facebook Flavored Ice Cream
Facebook Flavored Ice Cream 

Selling a scoop for a euro ($1.32), the ice cream apparently tastes like sugary sweets and chewing gum, but it’s become a hit as many passersby were immediately drawn to Facebook’s trademark logo — as well as the novelty.

*** Check it out ***
Facebook Page of Valentino:

 Facebook, the world’s most popular social network, has just passed the 100 billion valuation mark, but now you can have a slice of it for as little as 1 euro. The flavor has been a big hit among tourists, even though the Adilis didn't exactly ask Mark Zuckerberg permission to use the name and logo. Perhaps their next flavor will be Copyright Infringement.


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