Amazingly Gross (and totally real) Ice Cream Flavours from Around the World

So whilst trawling through Twitter in my free time I came across this Tweet. And yes, it was “gag-inducing”:

I’m all for trying new things but this just flat out looks vile. And I kid you not, it’s real, no joke. It actually inspired me (after I’d stopped feeling sick) to peruse the net and see if weird ice cream flavours are actually a thing. Turns out – they are.

I compiled a few of my favourites and most disgusting flavoured ice creams below. I actually rather like ninety percent of all the foods listed, just not in ice cream format. Because that’s gross. Here we go.

#10. Cheetos

I haven’t had many dealing with Cheetos since they’re about as rare as rocking horse shit in the UK but I have tasted them before and I quite liked them. They aren’t Brannigans Ham and Mustard crisps, but they’re nice. What I don’t want however is Cheetos in ice cream format. Yuk. The brave people at Insider gave it a go though. I think it looks suspiciously just like Mr Whippy ice cream with Cheetos powder sprinkled on top.

#9. Vegetable Ice Cream Salad

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I’m really not a salad person. You can probably guess that. I prefer pizzas. Again, what I really don’t need in my life when I’m sticking at being unhealthy is an unhealthy form of salad. Kind of defeats the purpose doesn’t it? The people at Foodmento.com don’t think so. You can grab the recipe for making their vegetable ice cream salad on their website and try it for yourself.

#8. Hawaiian Pizza

Introducing the Hawaiian Pizza Ice Cream Sandwich, Complete With Hunks of Real Spam

I don’t believe pineapple has any place on a pizza. I know lots of people would disagree with me on this one. It’s a Marmite scenario, I know this. Ham is perfectly acceptable but a curse on the house of whomever thought to add pineapple to the equation. And then a double curse to the person who took it one step too far and decided that pineapple on a pizza wasn’t enough – pineapple flavoured ice cream with chunks of spam in it, in the form of an ice cream sandwich was the way forward. You sick, sick individual.

#7. Curry and Mint

Both great flavours which I enjoy on a regular basis. Mint ice cream is also the bomb. However, I like my curries to be hot not iced. And also without mint preferably.

#6. Bacon

I’ve tried bacon flavoured chocolate in the past. It’s fucking gross. I won’t venture into the world of bacon ice cream, lest I vomit profusely.

#5. Corn on the Cob

Again, soooooo lovely to have either in summer or winter (BBQ food or nice winter warmer) – so juicy and hearty. I love corn on the cob. Corn on the cob ice cream? I mean, corn on the cob is meant to be eaten hot. Why on earth would anyone be eating this?

#4. Lobster

I’ve actually never had lobster, although I’m told it’s divine. I’m not a great lover of seafood, which is strange since I live on the beach. I genuinely feel like lobster flavoured ice cream however is a definite way to barfville. Seafood should not be an ice cream flavour for the love of God.

#3. Mayo

From the picture posted right at the start I think it’s clear why this is just gross. I love mayo and I have it with nearly everything. Just not usually my desserts.

#2. Goats’ Cheese

Goats’ cheese is one of my all time favourite cheeses. I love it so much that if someone said to me, “you have to choose one or the other – wine or goats’ cheese”, I’d be as sober as a judge from that day forward. If they asked me the same question but with goats’ cheese ice cream and wine, I’d be getting plastered every single day of my life (like usual then), wallowing in the depths of despair that if I wanted my beloved goats’ cheese I had to have it in ice cream format.

#1. Raw Horse Flesh

Image result for raw horse flesh ice creamAnyone who knows me will know that I am a hardcore animal lover. I can’t see any creature in distress and frequently save the bees at work that trapped indoors. So the idea of raw horse flesh in any shape or form makes me feel nauseous. The fact that it’s supposed to be a fun flavour makes me feel even worse. I wish this were a joke but sadly, it isn’t. This is one of several weird and wacky ice cream flavours you can get at an indoor amusement park in Tokyo.

The Sims 4 is Scarily Accurate

I’ve been playing The Sims since its release in 2000. I’ve been addicted. I’ve spent hours trawling the net for furniture mods, celebrity Sims, skins, outfits, hairstyles, etc. I’ve raised generations of families of Kate-Sims, built thousands of houses and demolished them (regularly) and killed my Sims in every way possible when I got bored of them.

The Sims has progressed massively since it’s first instalment. I remember very robotic movement, no facial expressions and basically robots moving around my carefully created house. I now find that The Sims 4 is scarily accurate if you make Sims of real-life people.

There are a variety of choices with regards to different aspects of your Sims’ personality. Whilst varied, it’s not excessive. I generally make Sims of myself and people I know.

Sims1For my own Sim, I always choose traits of bookworm, geek and tidy. My Sim gets a hell of a kick from cleaning the house and gets massively annoyed when things are untidy or dirty. Anyone who knows me will realise that this is also true about myself. My boyfriend has said on numerous occasions that he can see my “fun bar” going up whenever I’m scrubbing the kitchen. My Sim also gets really sad and gets withdrawal when she doesn’t play video games for a while. Again, also true.

Now this is where it gets odd. We all know that our phones listen to our conversation so they can tailor news feeds and adverts to us. But is it possible that our computer games are also tuning in on our conversations?

My boyfriend likes to lounge around and do as little as possible, spending a good deal of time in his PJs, eating bowls of sugar-loaded cereals, in front of his PlayStation. His PJs are so well worn that they’ve seen better days and are usually covered in food stains. He also hates showering so I like to think when I look at him in real life, sat there in his food stained PJs, eating his cereal with his mouth open whilst watching the TV screen, that I can actually see green mist emanating from him in a miasma of stink. When it comes to his Sim, I can’t for love nor money train him to get dressed himself. He leaves the bed unmade and the house a mess, leaving my Sim entirely stressed out. Every aspect of his Sim is true to life.

Sims2I thought this was about as close to life as the game got, but then I made Sims of my two best friends. One of them is very serious and gets angry very quickly, loves to nap, is obsessed with noodles and gets bored extremely quickly, whilst the other is so laid back he is horizontal and spends every second he’s not at work, on his PC. I have a lot of disagreements with the first and we do a good deal of fighting. So imagine my surprise when I move their Sims into my neighbourhood and send my Sim round to introduce herself and my laid back friend comes to his door with a massive smile, cheerfully introduces himself to her, shakes her hand and then invites her in, before quickly disappearing back upstairs to plonk himself down on his PC and get back to his games. I suspect he was playing Dawn of the Dragons.

In a strange house with no one to talk to, I get my Sim to say hello to Serious Friend. She begins conversation and he immediately yawns and outright walks away from her, leaving her mid-conversation and feeling a little more than awkward. He ventures to the kitchen and prepares himself some quick food, which looks suspiciously like noodles, which he eats in silence before disappearing upstairs to lie on the bed for a nap.

Irked at being so rudely treated, my Sim follows Serious Friend upstairs, wakes him up from his nap and begins to Discuss her Interests. He flat out interrupts her by saying “blah blah blah”, pulls a disgusted face, dramatically fake yawns and goes to walk away again. By this time, I, as the player am furious at him and hurt for my Sim’s feelings and ask her to walk up to him again and Insult him. She does. She jabs and pokes at his chest for good measure. He doesn’t take it well. He doesn’t even answer, he just dives on her in a cloud of smoke and exclamation/question marks. Happy Friend is blissfully unaware of the WWE sized fight going on at his feet, still sat at his PC, still happily playing his game.Sims3

When the fight is over, both my Sim and Serious Friend can’t even bear to be in the same room and she storms home. He goes back to bed for another nap.

Now I’m fairly sure I didn’t choose “likes noodles, enjoys naps, hates Kate-Sim” as traits for Serious Friend. That is mostly because those traits don’t exist.

It was scarily accurate and I’m confused.

They call me…..Pam

Hello everyone!

I followed Kate’s blog from the start and I enjoy writing and I love Kate and she’s just freaking fantastic, so of course when she was looking for writers I had to put my name in the hat.

And now here we are. And I am stoked! If not a bit nervous.

Anywho, since I’m new here, I figured I should start with an intro/getting to know me type post, so you’re not left sitting there wondering who this random person is that is popping up on Kate’s blog. We don’t want to cause any confusion, unless of course you’re into confusion. Then by all means, ignore this.

And now for the most terrifying question (though I guess it’s more of a command..): tell me a little about yourself.

Well, my name is Pam. Actually, it’s Miranda. I began being called Pam by work colleagues and my boyfriend-to-be over two years ago. It started with giving everyone in the office character names from the Office tv show. And of course, being the only girl and being kind of awesome (cough cough) I was dubbed Pam. Now, two years of my boyfriend calling me Pam as a nickname/pet name and delving into MMO gaming (WoW) later, I respond to Pam as if it were my real name and it honestly can be weird being called Miranda at times. So, long story short, you can call me either 🙂

I’m a huge Star Wars fan, and I’ll admit I haven’t played FF so I didn’t get Kate’s name when I met her. And I thought sith was a Star Wars reference. I have since been educated. I share the apparently unpopular opinion that the Last Jedi was an amazingly done movie.

I also am a huge Batman (read that as Joker and Harley) fan and cosplay as Harley Quinn at conventions and such. My twitch name came from Harley Quinn’s shirt in the Suicide Squad movie and a lot of my page is Harley Quinn themed.

I’m in the process of writing a book, but it’s been a very long process so who knows if it will ever be finished. But I hope one day to become a published author.

I’m attending school to get a degree in Computer Engineering so I can design the tiny processor chips and such that go into electronics (ideally, who knows if that will happen). I have about a year and a half left. So close!!

My other dream is to run a little coffee and pastry cafe. I feel like that would be delightful and I love coffee and baking so I think I could pull it off.

Last thing of note is that I am a proud mom to an American Pit Bull Terrier named Loki. He’s the laziest dog you will ever meet but he is so sweet and loves people and he’s pretty freaking good looking for a dog. 06678EA5-9846-4C6F-9F5B-9F5DD5CDD184.jpeg

We’ll leave it there for the moment, tho I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of me around. And if you read this far, I’m sending you a virtual hug!

Co-Writers Wanted!

Co-WritersIt’s always great to meet new people.  I love reading blogs and reading up on peoples’ thoughts, likes, loves, hates and general interests.  I would really love to combine those two by having some co-writers join this blog and post about anything and everything they can think of!

As you’ve probably already noticed, I don’t have a theme to this blog, it’s just random posts with random topics, whatever I come across that takes my interest that particular day.  Due to the fact I’m pretty impulsive and spontaneous, posts here can be few and far between so I’d really love to have as many people as would like, join up and post your thoughts, loves/hates and general craic and keep this blog fresh and full of new posts.

If anyone is interested in this, feel free to contact me in any number of ways, from leaving a comment on this post, hitting me up on Twitter / Twitch / Instagram.

I’m really looking forward to reading any posts.  I’ve already had one response so you should be seeing some new short story content very soon!  Watch this space!