Dice Kream

Brigham’s Ice Cream is poised to announce next week that it is changing the name of the popular Red Sox-themed flavor, Reverse the Curse, likely to…wait for it…Dice-Kream. Word is, the New England-based company is looking to launch it in true Japanese style — including adding fish flavors. Because, that will sell well with the kids, right?

Well, to each their own, I suppose, but count me out. Not that we’re against promoting the obviously under-publicized Daisuke Matsuzaka, but you tell me how New Englanders are going to feel about some of the following flavors, all, by the way, actual ice cream flavors in Japan.

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Cactus Ice Cream (Saboten Aisu)
Chicken Wing Ice Cream (Nagoya Tebasaki)
Crab Ice Cream (Kani Aisu)
Eel Ice Cream (Unagi Aisu)
Fish Ice Cream (Sanma Aisu)
Octopus Ice Cream (Taco Aisu)
Shrimp Ice Cream (Sakura Ebi Aisu)
Wasabi Ice Cream (Wasabi Aisu)

Oh, boy, I want some now, don’t you? Hopefully Brigham’s will at least put a New England spin on these creations and whip up some tasty rock road lobster, littleneck crunch, and seaweed strawberry. Mmm. Because nothing says summery, creamy goodness like a nice serving of scrod mixed in with your heavenly hash. Fish and chips? How about fish and chocolate chips?

Of course, if you do decide to partake, you could always at least keep this recipe for Pepto-Bismol ice cream on hand. Which, actually after the thought of chicken wing ice cream sounds pretty good right now.