New "booger" ice cream replaces the need to pick your nose

And what did the customers have to say? "Tastes better than the real thing," "disgusting look with great taste," and "terrible name, great texture."

Honestly, it sounds a lot more appetizing than some ice cream flavors I've heard of from Asia (which taste exactly like they sound), including: fish, ox tongue, whale and soy sauce.

What if someone made this booger ice cream locally? Would you pick it?

Info via Slashfood; image: Papalamour via Flickr.

No, this isn't a joke. Though someone at The Ice Cream Store in Rehoboth Beach, DE, must have been playing at joke when first creating the "booger" ice cream concoction. Move over pistachio, because this new flavor is also green and studded with chunks.

Slashfood writes:

Of course, the shop's owner, Chip Hearn, was banking on the gross-out factor. In a flash of marketing genius, he decided to create the ice cream after tasting a booger-flavored Jelly Belly jelly bean (a part of their 'BeenBoozled' collection that contains other gross-out flavors like Rotten Egg, Moldy Cheese and Barf). "Let's make 'Booger' and let's make it great just to mess with everyone," the ice cream maker recalls telling his staff.

So, Hearn told the Associated Press, he thought, "I'm going to make my version of what booger tastes like, and I'm going to make it look good." He added, "I did not pick a bunch of boogers for myself to get some ideas."

Luckily, the Booger ice cream's flavor does not reflect its namesake: it's a cake batter-flavored base that's dyed to the perfect shade of booger green with green-colored caramel swirls and those little green Lucky Charms marshmallows running throughout it.

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