Things used to be so much simpler when we only had neapolitan ice cream with three flavours of ice cream to choose from!

Now there are hundreds and hundreds of flavours to choose from, but this latest may just be a step too far.

An Irish ice cream parlour has come up with a bizarre ketchup-flavoured frozen treat that is dividing ice cream lovers.

The owner of Gelati Enniscrone & Ballina Micheal O’Dowd says he came up with the idea after hearing of superstar Ed Sheeran’s love of the red sauce.

Sheeran is such a fan he even has a bottle of the sauce tattooed on his arm.

Mr O’Dowd told the Independent, ‘The initial reaction people have before tasting the flavour isn’t good but after they taste it there is definitely a positive reaction. It’s a bit like spicy ice-cream.’


‘We thought of the idea because Heinz Tomato Ketchup superfan, Ed Sheeran is currently performing in Ireland as part of his world tour, and so we thought it would be a bit of fun to create him and his fans a very special ketchup inspired ice cream to celebrate.’

‘We didn’t think our gelato would get so much attention, but it is so popular that we are struggling to keep up with the demand.’ 

So would you try this weird ice cream flavour or is just the thought of it to gross?

Jonesy & Amanda With Ed Sheeran