02/08/2012 12:31 BST

Soy Sauce Ice Cream, Proceeds To Benefit Town Wiped Out By Japanese Tsunami (PICTURES)

If you weren’t already unnerved enough by the existence of raw horse meat and spaghetti cheese ice cream, there’s a new scary sweet in town.

A Japanese confectionary firm has created soy sauce ice cream – served in pre-baked cream puffs.

The tongue-twisting taste sensation is the result of a collaboration between Hirota and Yamani Soy Sauce Co, which is based in the Iwate Prefecture city of Rikuzentakata.

Kunihiko Shirokawa, of Hirota, told Japan Daily Press the new treat provides a delicious balance of salty and sweet tastes.

What’s more, a portion of the proceeds will go towards revitalising Rikuzentakata, which was flattened by the 2011 tsunami.

The project was arranged by Seki Kinya of Big Apple, a Tokyo-based consulting firm who was inspired to help during time spent as a volunteer cleaning up the city.

He told the Telegraph: “I was in Takata during the clean-up efforts and happened to meet an associate of Yamani.

“Afterwards the mayor talked about his hopes of revitalising local businesses and creating job opportunities. It was a coincidence, really.”

The ice cream will go on sale in Autumn and a portion of every sale will go towards non-profit aid organisations in Rikuzentakata.

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