It's no secret that Giapo is hell bent on reinventing the humble ice cream. The Auckland ice creamery has already changed the way we interact with icy treats thanks to hot cross bun-impaled waffle cones and an entire menu of unlikely pairings inspired by comfort foods from around the world (here's looking at you ice cream poutine).
Now, putting the research and development space on Gore Street to good use, the Giapo team has changed the function of the ice cream altogether with a collection that doubles as wearable and edible fashion accessories.
The wearable ice cream cones and rings are designed to fit on fingertips rather than held in the hand. No stone has been left unturned with the design; the cone even ensures that there's no disastrous ice cream leakage. Here's the secret: the waffle cone is cut across the middle, then the bottom part of the cone sits point-up inside the wider top part, creating a double layer that is sealed together with chocolate. Your finger nests in the point, just like a finger puppet.
Auckland's very own 'Einstein of ice cream', Gianpaolo Grazioli, says the wearable concept came after looking at ice cream with a different lens. "We look at what ice cream currently is, but more importantly, what it can potentially be. We see a world where foods can transcend traditional functions. We're not bound by dogma; we understand the importance of having moments of pure glee: there's something inherently fun about wearing food rather than merely holding it."
Giapo's wearable ice cream cones and rings are available now until further notice. Find the ice creamery at 12 Gore Street, Auckland CBD.