And finally… it’s a gas

An ice cream shop in Hong Kong has launched a “tear gas” flavour in support of the region’s pro-democracy movement.

After experimenting with wasabi and mustard, the 31-year-old shop owner eventually settled on black peppercorns as the main ingredient.

Declining to be named, he told AP News: “We would like to make a flavour that reminds people that they still have to persist in the protest movement and don’t lose their passion.”

One impressed customer said: “It tastes like tear gas. It feels difficult to breathe at first, and it’s really pungent and irritating. It makes me want to drink a lot of water immediately.

“I think it’s a flashback that reminds me of how painful I felt in the movement, and that I shouldn’t forget.”

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