The Ice Cream Shop That Holds the Record for Most Flavors

Where would you expect to find the ice cream parlor with the most flavors of ice cream, as certified by the Guinness Book of World Records? Rome? Paris? New York? How about Merida, Venezuela? Trout, mushrooms in wine, hot dog — these are just three of the 900 ice cream flavors enjoyed at the Heladeria Coromoto ice cream parlor in Merida, Venezuela. The shop offers the world’s largest selection of ice cream flavors, and there are seemingly no limits to the variety of tastes for the most adventurous of palettes, all of them all-natural. Portuguese immigrant, Manuel Da Silva Oliveira realized he could expand the horizons of ice cream, infusing it with all kinds of eclectic and exotic flavors, and opened Heladeria Coromoto in 1980. The shop serves locals and tourists from all over. There are about 60 flavors offered in the shop at any given time and the flavors are changed according to the season.

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

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