Get it? I am the pinnacle of ice cream pun-humor.
Three Twins announced today that they will officially creating a new ice cream flavor called, “Sergio Romo’s Mexican Chocolate,” with the tagline: “It only tastes illegal.”
Steve wrote about the possibility of this occurring back in December, and it looks like it’s actually happening! My taste buds are watering just thinking about it.
The idea was conceptualized off of the infamous shirt Romo wore to the World Series parade in October last year:
Romo, who was born in California and is of Mexican heritage, wore the shirt to mock the controversial policy in Arizona where police officers can detain those stopped at traffic lights that “appear” to be illegal immigrants.
The founder of Three Twins, Neil Gottlieb, issued this statement on how the shirt inspired their newest flavor:
“The inspiration of course came from the shirt that he wore at the World Series parade, which got a lot of people talking and thinking about immigration policy in the United States. Mexicans and Mexican Americans play such an important role in Major League Baseball and Three Twins Ice Cream that it seemed like a natural fit. While some claim to be offended by the logo and artwork, we think that it is topical, quirky and fun.”
The ice cream itself is chocolate with cinnamon and is apparently pretty yummy. Romo was on the Murph and Mac show this morning on KNBR and touted:
“I’ve already tried it. It tastes awesome. You know, I think it’s good but I kind of have my own little sweet tooth.”
Romo continues by mentioning how he really wanted to support a local company (Three Twins is based out of Petaluma) and says people who try it, “will not be disappointed.”
Who knows? Perhaps this flavor (which will be a permanent fixture in the Three Twins ice cream lineup) will inspire more San Francisco Giants flavors. Here are a few thought starters:
- Panda Droppings – Full-bodied vanilla ice cream with tasty chocolate flavored “droppings”
- Buster Posey “Red White and Blue” Neapolitan – Perfect for Captain America, Strawberry, Blueberry, and Vanilla ice cream, fit for an MVP
- Hunter Pence Coffee Ice Cream – Extra Caffeinated to induce extra-wide, crazy eyes.
Get on it, Three Twins!