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Wholly 90% of U.S. households enjoy a sweet, frozen dessert on a regular basis. Aside from pure taste, the greatest thing about ice cream is the creativity involved. There are hundreds of flavors, styles, and ways to eat these frozen treats, and new inventions almost always come out that take the industry by storm. This time, the new popular buy is a fish-shaped cone.

"Taiyaki" cones are shaped like fish, made from sweet pancake batter, and store edible contents right atop the mouth-like cone.

According to NBC Bay Area, Berkeley, California has seen a recent spike in fish ice cream cone purchases.

"We wondered why it hadn't caught on here, why no one was serving them," said Benson Leung, owner of Uji Time Desserts who now has to schedule reservations because of the fish cones' popularity. "After we started doing it we realized it's a lot of work to get this to work. Get the batter right, the temperature right, the machine to work."

Although creating these creative cones can be tough, people, kids especially, love the originality of products like this, which is why it's so successful.

The term "Taiyaki" actually translates to "fried fish" in Japanese. Fish-shaped desserts are quite popular in Japan, as they often eat fish-related treats, cakes, and other snacks with red-bean paste. The Japanese designers used that love for fish-related products to create the fish-shaped cones.

You don't have to eat a fish-related cone or any cone for that matter to enjoy this frozen delicacy. Ice cream cups are quite popular, too, and are usually much easier and more convenient to eat out of than cones.

One public figure who has recently been in the news over his love of cones and frozen treats is Vice President Joe Biden.

A few days before he and Jimmy Fallon threw on cool shades and enjoyed two large cones on The Tonight Show, Biden was munching down on some frozen desserts of his own.

Biden snuck into a South Carolina diner and ordered some frozen chocolate. Eater reports that the unofficial "Cool Uncle" of the U.S. bought the $3 milkshake and left quite a nice tip.

"You don't get $20 tips for a single milkshake every day," said Jessica Brazell, a staffer at Five and Diner. "Then again, you don't make a milkshake for the vice president every day."

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