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The 'Facebook' flavour ice cream reportedly tastes like chewing gum, but BuzzFeed calls it, 'crippling loneliness'. - AFP
IF Facebook were an ice cream flavor, what would it be? Naturally, it would be blue and white and “liked” the world over.
After watching how obsessively his teenage daughter would check in on the social media site, an enterprising ice cream maker in Croatia decided to drizzle blue syrup over vanilla ice cream, stick a sign on the frozen treat and call it “Facebook”, reported trendspotting site PSFK.
The flavour reportedly tastes like chewing gum and candy. Or, as BuzzFeed calls it, “crippling loneliness”.
Brothers Admir and Ibi Adil at Valentino Ice Cream Shop have yet to clear the flavour with Mark Zuckerberg. And after being posted on Facebook Sept 6, the ice cream that bears its name has a modest fanbase with just nine “likes” for the photo album as of Sept 9.
Meanwhile, the concept of turning the virtual world into a frozen, edible treat isn’t new, points out Slate.com. In 2010, Massachusetts shop Toscanini’s created a flavour they called the Internet: vanilla ice cream mixed in with Nerd candies.
Taking the idea further, editors over at Slate.com decided to brainstorm ice cream flavours for other tech companies with amusing results.
Instagram, for instance, would be “sepia-coloured”, and taste the way ice cream used to, in the “good old days”.
Microsoft would be full of bugs and often served at corporate functions; Tumblr “an aesthetically pleasing cascade of different flavours, with naughty bits sprinkled in”, and Twitter a haphazard mix of M&M’s here, a sprinkle there, three peanuts and half an Oreo.
Find out what other tech companies would taste like according to Slate editors with lots of time on their hands at slate.me/1cPZpXh. – AFP Relaxnews
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