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Last Updated: Thursday April 28 2005 13:21 GMT

Funky flavours

Ice cream

Some of the flavours you love the most are chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, cookies and cream, Neapolitan and banana.

But for some ice cream makers the future is a savoury one.

In Japan's capital, Tokyo, you can buy octopus, shrimp, horseflesh and cow-tongue flavoured ice creams alongside vegetarian options, such as garlic soybean and kelp, which is a kind of sea-weed.

There is even a restaurant in Berkshire where you can order crab or sardines-on-toast flavoured ice cream.

And ice cream company in Dorset has come up with a recipe that's set to have you sizzling in the summer - chilli-flavoured ice cream!

A dog trying one of the specially made ice creams for pets
A range of ice creams has been specially created for dogs

The trend is being investigated by the umbrella company for ice-cream brands Walls and Ben & Jerry's who have spent money researching fast food flavours such as cheese and chilli.

But it's not just humans who like cooling down with an ice cream. Zoos regular make special icy treats for their animals and one pet food company has created a range of ice creams for dogs!

How do you think your pooch would fancy tucking into flavours such as Panting Peanut Mutter, Oaty Pawfection or Chase Your Tail Cheesecake?!