And We Thought Ben & Jerry's Was Out There! Ice Cream in Japan Can Get Really Weird

Mmmm, cow tongue ice cream...

We love ice cream. And we love all kinds of crazy ice cream flavors, mix-ins and toppings. Who doesn't? 

But we have to draw the line at raw horse meat. Yes, raw-horse-meat ice cream exists in Japan, according to gaming blog Kotaku. As the site points out, small ice-cream makers all over the island of odd flavors create batches of ice cream that are often sold in tourist areas. So, even the Japanese are weirded out by flavors like (we're not making this up): sea urchin, fried oyster, soy sauce (this might actually be good), shark fin (with actual shark fins), miso ramen, grilled eggplant, cow tongue, salad (with chunks of veggies) and our personal favorite, beer.

See the full list and pictures. Or don't. You can't unsee this.

As for us, we'll stick to the flavors at San Francisco's Humphry Slocombe -- like salted black liquorice, strawberry black olive and golden beet saffron -- which we used to think were way out there. Nope, some genius can always come up with something even more inventive. And gross. 

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