The Patron Saint of Instagram wants you to cool it with the #RoseIceCream posts. Listen to her.
Chrissy Teigen doesn’t scream for #RoseIcecream.
The supermodel wants everyone to cool it with the latest viral food trend that has scoop shop makers sculpting ice cream into fancy flowers.
“Oh just f—king scoop the ice cream,” she tweeted Wednesday morning.
The dessert – which is arguably too pretty to eat – is typically crafted by making a small scoop inside a cone for the base, and then building the petals around it with slabs of gelato. Some use one flavor, while others get colorful with multiple.
Cauldron Ice Cream in Santa Ana, California calls their edible flower arrangement the H20 Rose, a pale purple rose made of actual floral flavored ice cream and garnished with a coat of rose sugar inside of a puffle cone (an egg-based waffle cone that’s another story). It’s all presented as a bouquet and can cost up to $8.
But why sensationalize an already perfect product? It’s free advertising with every annoying social media post, experts say.
Here are some of the other food trends that have been over-shared in 2017:
Spaghetti Donut, $5
There’s nothing noodles of fun about eating dried up pasta strands shaped into a donut with hardly enough sauce. And yet, it sells out every weekend at Brooklyn food fest Smorgasbourg. The vendor, Pop Pasta, sells it in three varieties: red sauce (fine), carbonara (why?) and mac & cheese (line drawn).
Come and get your spaghetti donut @smorgasburg today in Williamsburg and tomorrow in Prospect Park! #poppasta #spaghettidonut #theoriginalspaghettidonut #spaghettidoughnut #pastaonthego #popularpasta #smorg2017 #smorgasburg #summertime #carbonaraspaghettidonut #redsaucespaghettidonut #macandcheesespaghettidonut
Unicorn Latte, $9
There’s a latte in this gimmicky sip found at The End coffee bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, but there’s not any caffeine. The sea-blue drink incorporates a tablespoon of spirulina extract, raw cashews, vanilla bean, pressed ginger, lemon juice, maca root and dates. It’s served warm or chilled.
Sushi burritos, $6.25
Don’t be deceived by the word “burrito,” while this thing may look like one, it’s entirely made of raw fish.At Japanese mini-chain Uma Temakeria, the Uma-Ritto comes with salmon, tuna, tobanjan mayo, cucumber, carrots and some tempura crunch and sesame seeds.
Sure, it’s a lot of sushi for under $10, but some would argue it’s too big of a bite, and not easy to eat. Sushi should be consumed one way and one way only: with chopsticks.
Giant milkshakes, $15
Somehow, New York City burger and shake chain Black Tap has gotten away with selling $15 “Crazy Shakes” with literally every candy imaginable. And people actually wait on long lines for them.
One pricey mess called the Cotton Candy features a vanilla frosted rim with blue, pink and pearl chocolates topped with a pink lollipop, rock candy, whipped cream and cotton candy.
Sure, go crazy.
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