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Brief Published: 24 Feb 2015

Extreme Ice Cream

Aqua S' sea salt flavoured ice cream

Tapping into consumer demand for extreme and unusual ingredient combinations, Sydney-based ice-cream parlour Aqua S has launched a new sea-salt-flavoured ice cream, topped with sweet popcorn, popping candy, 'fairy floss' and a grilled marshmallow.

Aqua S, which opened in January, offers only three flavours and specialises in soft-serve ice cream – which is stored at a warmer temperature than traditional ice cream. The sea-salt variety is a permanent fixture, while the others change on a fortnightly basis. Previous offerings have included biscotti and lemon tea.

As previously covered in The Ice-Cream Dream, ice cream is an ideal vehicle for flavour innovation, from goats' milk iterations, to savoury varieties infused with bacon and eggs.

The fantastical confections at Aqua S reflect current trends in food styling, exhibiting a whimsical and surreal quality as well as texture play. For more on this, see New Food Styling and Feasting on Art.

For more on the sensory intersection between the digital and culinary worlds, see Colour-Changing Ice Cream, Inflatable Dough and Edible Flavoured Mist.