Following the release of his new solo album Lazaretto, Jack White is now joining that most exclusive of cool clubs: musicians who have their own ice-cream.
No, the Third Man Records mogul isn’t moving into confectionary production but instead the former White Stripe has inspired award-winning Australian chain Gelato Messina to honour the musician with their newest flavour, Jack N’ White.
The limited edition gelato will be ‘on tour’ for the next 7 days, available at Gelato Messina outlets in Melbourne’s Fitzory, and across Sydney (in Darlinghurst, Pyrmont, Surry Hills, Bondi, and Parramatta).
So what does a dollop of the good stuff contain? A shot of Jack Daniels mixed with caramelised white chocolate (bravo), along with caramelised pecans and caramel fudge. Peep a heap of Jack N’ White below.
It’s not the first time that Gelato Messina has taken inspiration from the music world for curious new gelato creations. Last September, they released Volcano Choir – a mix of caramel and spiced apple with whisky butterscotch – named after the side project of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, as FasterLouder points out.
Jack White’s Lazaretto (available on the world’s first ‘Ultra LP’) debuted at #3 on the ARIA Album Charts this week, following a steady promotional build-up that saw the musician attempting to break world records, helping Neil Young record his new album, badmouthing Meg White, The Black Keys, and others in the press, only to take it all back with a lengthy public apology just as he dropped his new full-length record.
All’s forgiven, Jack. Just make sure you pop Australia on your upcoming tour itinerary and we’ll have an ice-cold takeaway tub of your namesake gelato waiting for you.
White is locked into touring Lazaretto through Europe and the US until November, including a number of festival appearances. Having played a career-spanning 26-song setlist at Bonnarroo last weekend, the 37-year-old’s next stop is Glastonbury 2014 next week, warming up the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night before Metallica perform their controversial headline set.