This Ottotto Ice Cream Dessert Boasts a Salty Potato Flavor

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jun 4, 2016
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The lightly seasoned 'Ottotto' fried potato puffs that are commonly sold as snacks in convenience stores were the inspiration for the potato flavor of this limited-edition ice cream dessert. To make the unusual ice cream treat, convenience chain Family Mart joined forces with food producer Morinaga to create 'Ottotto Ice.'

The taste of the ice cream is described as both sweet and salty, which is appealing to adventurous foodie consumers who are looking to venture beyond simple one-note flavors.

Other unconventional ice cream flavors that have been previously experimented with in Japan include ones that take after the taste of everything from root vegetables to sushi, indicating a shift in consumer preference towards more salty and savory ice cream varieties.