There have been some weird food mash-ups over the past years - but the latest might be the most controversial yet. We all love mac and cheese, and we all love ice cream - but should the twain ever meet? Well, it's been a hotly contested debate on the internet over the past month...
The undisputed king of mac and cheese, Kraft, launched a brand new product that had everyone scratching their heads. In honor of mac and cheese day, on July 14th, they brought out a mac and cheese flavored ice cream.
Yep, Kraft teamed up with the Brooklyn-based Van Leeuwen Ice Cream company to create the best (or worst) of both worlds. The ice cream has minimal ingredients that you would normally find in Van Leeuwen's signature sweet treat including cream, milk, cane sugar, egg yolks, and (of course), the Kraft cheese, as per Best Products.
If you are curious, the delicacy is only sold at Van Leeuwen locations in New York City, Los Angeles, and Houston for $12 a pint, but superfans can snag a pint online at Van Leeuwen's website.
Many people on the internet are not happy about the news. "If mac & cheese don't taste good cold, what makes you think it'll taste good in ice cream form," wrote one angry Facebook commenter.
"As if 2020 and 2021 aren't bad enough … let's mess with ice cream!" another complained. A third agreed, adding: "Kind of like when I was young, there were a lot of things I could do but did not. This a big NOT!!"
Another conspiracy theorist went a step further, saying: "Just another corporate attempt to kill us with chemicals, additives, GMO's, etc., while lining their pockets with greed money from gullible consumers! Anything for a buck. Just throw it against the wall and see if it sticks!"
However, some others have been a little more open-minded. "Apparently this disgusting combo actually sold out in major cities," one investigator pointed out. "Best ice cream I've ever had, 10/10 would buy again!" another claimed.
This was fun, me and Clohe tried the Mac and cheese ice cream, not as bad as I thought it would be, still tho never… https://t.co/PotAmzik3Y— DEZZMO (@DEZZMO)1628982414.0
Would you ever try this controversial ice cream flavor? Or is this one combination you could absolutely do without?