This J-Shaped Ice Cream Cone Looks Embarrassing, But Is Actually Genius
The Play J Ice Cream truck has been making the rounds in the Soho area of New York City, selling ice cream cones shaped like (you guessed it) the letter J.
The ice cream is stuffed into a crunchy hook-shaped cone, and ends up looking ... well, somewhat ostentatious.
The J-shape ice-cream cone is popular in South Korea's Insadong shopping district, but the unique cones first emerged around 2013 and started a food-vendor craze in malls in the Philippines, where they are called "Jipangyi."
The benefit of the admittedly phallic shape is that there's less mess, since the shape allows for less unwanted drips.
Each cone costs $4, so it won't set you back any more than a Mister Softee, but it will cost you a few curious glances.
The food truck's Twitter account says everything you need to know about the unusual ice cream: "We don't wanna just serve you an ice cream. We want you to enjoy, have fun, and experience something new."
Beautiful day for an ice cream! No wait, it's J'scream! pic.twitter.com/CVBFZu7vbR— playjscream (@PlayJscream) 2015年4月29日
Some say the quirky cone resembles a saxophone ...
... while others have their mind planted more firmly in the gutter.
Found a Korean ice cream truck in Soho with J shaped cones. People stare when you eat it but yolo. pic.twitter.com/HDwrszDw7o— Maricia J. (@MusingsofKrav) 2015年6月14日
But, if there's one life lesson we all know to be true, it's this: there is no wrong way to eat ice cream.