by Marion Nestle
Aug 13 2020
Annals of marketing: Lithuanian ice cream flavors
I am indebted to DairyReporter.com for this item, which especially interested me because one set of my grandparents immigrated to the United States from Lithuania in the very early 1900s. Perhaps this explains why I like ice cream so much.
The item:”12 bizarre ice cream flavors from Lithuania.”
It seems plain vanilla ice cream might soon be out of fashion in Lithuania, where chefs are experimenting with natural flavors, including plenty not normally associated with ice cream.”
He’s not kidding. Try these:
- Pine needle
- Quark and nettle ice cream (I had to look up quark. No, not a subatomic particle: a curd-type cheese).
- Linden honey and dill
- Seaweed and caviar
- Spinach and tarragon
- Smoked mackerel
Chacun à son goût seems appropriate here.
Personally, I’ll take vanilla.