Humphry Slocombe Creates Cirque Du Soleil-inspired Ice Cream Flavor

Humphry Slocombe Creates Cirque Du Soleil-inspired Ice Cream FlavorHumphry Slocombe Ice Cream is celebrating the upcoming engagement of VOLTA, Cirque du Soleil's latest Big Top production coming to the San Francisco Bay Area beginning Thursday, November 15, 2018, with the creation of a new ice cream flavor. Inspired by the transformative characters of The Greys and The Freespirits featured in the production-and paying homage to the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of street sports-the limited-edition ice cream flavor features an Earl Grey ice cream base with a jolt of burnt lemon folded in.

To create the burnt lemon, Humphry Slocombe co-owner and head ice cream-maker Jake Godby roasted whole lemons in the oven at 400 degrees until they were completely blackened. The fruit was then pulverized into a powder and incorporated into the ice cream mixture. The result is a highly complex flavor profile that melds the rich aromatic taste of Earl Grey with the tart and smoky flavor of the lemon.

Beginning Thursday, November 1, the VOLTA-inspired ice cream will be available at all three San Francisco Bay Area Humphry Slocombe locations (2790 Harrison Street, San Francisco; 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco; 2335 Broadway, Oakland). In addition, all three locations will hold an enter-to-win contest during the month of November to win a 4-pack of tickets to attend VOLTA in San Francisco.

VOLTA will perform under the Big Top at AT&T Park in San Francisco from November 15, 2018-February 3, 2019, before moving to the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose from February 13-March 10, 2019. To purchase tickets or for show information, visit

Energetic, urban and contemporary, VOLTA is a captivating voyage of discovery that showcases never-before-seen under the Big Top acrobatics in a visually striking world. Driven by a stirring melodic score, composted by Anthony Gonzalez from the international electronic group M83, and inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of street sports, VOLTA is a story of transformation. It is about being true to oneself, fulfilling one's true potential, and recognizing one's own power to make it possible. Ultimate freedom comes with self-acceptance, and with the liberation of the judgement of others.

VOLTA gratefully acknowledges its Official Partners, Hennessy Black, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, and Sirius.

VOLTA is Cirque du Soleil's 41st original production since 1984, and its 18th show presented under the Big Top. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 190 million spectators in more than 450 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,400 performing artists from close to 60 different countries.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit

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