Japanese Ice Cream Starts with a Smile and Ends with a Scream

Japanese Ice Cream Starts with a Smile and Ends with a Scream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Panapp ice cream that melts to reveal horrifying faces

Laura Yan
  • 12 may 2015

Panapp is a popular, affordable ice cream treat made by Glico in Japan. And at first glance, it seems innocuous. It’s vanilla ice cream that comes in a cup, and you can pick from a selection of flavors, from fruits to chocolates. The flavors are injected into the ice cream in four different spots, and sometimes, if you’re lucky, you’ll get a cup with sauce injected in the shape of a cheerful smiley face. It’s adorable! It’s adorable, at least, until you realize that the smiling face is ripe with potential: the potential to turn into something far worse.

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