This Venezuelan Ice Cream Parlor Has The Most Flavors In The World

This Venezuelan Ice Cream Parlor Has The Most Flavors In The World

Ice cream enthusiasts, your paradise awaits you in Venezuela. Located in the village of Merida is Heladería Coromoto, a record-breaking ice cream parlor. This little shop boasts the largest number of ice cream flavors in the world—nearly 900. And just like that, 31 flavors doesn't seem very impressive...

The shop was opened by a Portuguese immigrant named Manuel Da Silva Oliveira in 1980. He worked for large ice cream companies for years before deciding to open up the ultimate parlor. But not only did Da Silva Oliveira want to impress with a huge amount of flavors to choose from, he took it a step further by innovating supremely unexpected flavors. He began with avocado, which is now a local favorite, and has since created ice cream flavors like trout, mushrooms and wine, spaghetti and cheese, and salmon. Heladería Coromoto is a bucket list destination for ice cream lovers and generally very brave souls alike. See what the shop looks like in the video below.

Heladería Coromoto, The Ice Cream Shop with 1,000 Flavors

As you would imagine, this small shop looks quite crowded.

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