On April 1st, P’unk Ave turned 10 and we thought what better way to celebrate it with our very own ice cream flavor made by our friends at Little Baby’s Ice Cream.
Our studio is surrounded by interesting flavors given our proximity to Mexican bodegas, Vietnamese noodle halls and the rapidly growing number of new foodie restaurants along the avenue. Within our studio, the air always carries the scent of freshly brewed coffee and on Monday afternoons during our team meetings, you can bet on a plate of bacon to accompany our weekly team lunch. If you’re lucky and are in the studio during one of our many celebrations (i.e. a birthday, a P’unkiversary, a project launch), you’ll also likely find a platter stacked with cannoli’s or donuts.
In our workshop with the Little Baby’s Ice Cream crew, we explored not only these flavors but the emotions and stories that are so intricately entangled with the tastes, smells, appearance and textures of food. Furthermore, we explored smells, objects and colors that we associate with P’unk Avenue and shared essays written by members of our team, using food as a metaphor to describe our beliefs, values and characteristics as a company. You can read and see more from this workshop here.
The flavors were unveiled last week at our 10-year P’unk Birthday Party and we are so excited to share not only the flavors but the meaning behind each one.
In northeastern India, bridges aren’t built as structures predetermined by blueprints. Instead, they are grown with time and care, beginning as a single root and over many years evolving to full-length bridges that can support the weight of dozens of people. In fact, because they are alive and still growing, the bridges actually gain strength over time—and some of the ancient root bridges used daily by the people of the villages around Cherrapunji may be well over 500 years old.
Ingredients: bacon fat, cannoli shells and chocolate chip ice cream with a whiskey mountain dew syrup and a peanut butter pretzel topping.
Inspiration: Described by the Little Baby’s team as the“kitchen sink” of flavors that frequent the P’unk Ave studio, their team was excited about the challenge of getting all of these ingredients into one flavor. This was not a challenge as, for obvious reasons, you cannot go wrong with mixing bacon and cannoli.