Yet Another Socialist Triumph: Famous Venezuelan ice-cream store closes over milk shortage

An ice-cream store listed in the Guinness World Records book for its 863 different flavours has become the latest victim of Venezuela’s economic crisis.

“We are closed during the season due to shortage of milk,” the famous Coromoto ice-cream store in the highland town of Merida announced on its Facebook page.

Locals confirmed that the shop, hugely popular among tourists for its exotic and strange flavours ranging from beer to beans, had been closed since Christmas Eve.

  • BillyHW

    It’s best the people don’t eat anything anyhow. There’s no toilet paper either.

    • They could use cones!

    • Norman_In_New_York

      They have to use both sides as a conservation measure.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    This is one of the more weird aspects of communism and its symbolic relationship with ice cream.
    And yes, I am being serious here.

    One of the things the Soviets and many of their communist allies used to do (God knows why, other than for maybe internal propaganda value) was to make available at cheap price a reasonably decent quality (by Eastren block standards) of ice cream to their people.
    Cuba still does this.

    The fact that Venezuela shut down their flagship ice cream store might be more significant than would seem. Other than to the presidential palace, that place would be one of the last in line to get their milk ration cut off.
    They must have eaten all of their milk cows already.

  • ontario john

    I don’t understand, the Toronto Star says communism is good. It must be Harper’s fault.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Cows and ice are obviously in cahoots with the evil capitalists in America.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    863 for the Guiness Book? Max and Mina’s of Flushing, Queens boasts of more than 2,000 flavors.