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Illuminate Your Taste Buds: Glow-in-the-Dark Ice Cream

Glow in the Dark Ice Cream

Each scoop of this ice cream is priced at £140 or about $225. That’s more expensive than most of the tubs you can find in your local grocery’s freezers, but for good reason: this ice cream glows in the dark. It’s made using the same protein that makes jellyfish glow by British foodie Charlie Francis, who’s the founder of the Lick Me I’m Delicious ice cream company.

Charlie explains: “It’s glow-in-the-dark jellyfish ice cream using calcium-activated proteins that react when they are agitated, or to put it a non sciencey way, it glows when you lick it.”

But why does it glow? As Charlie explains further, the act of licking warms up the protein in the ice cream, causing an increase in its pH level, which produces the glow. Charlie adds: “Is it safe to eat? Well I tried some and I don’t seem to be glowing anywhere, so we’ll go with a yes for now. We’ve also made a non-jellyfish version using quinine from tonic to make a glow in the UV dark gin and tonic sorbet which is pretty neat.”


An Unusual Dessert: Japanese Condom/Boob Ice Cream

Condom Ice Cream

Ever wondered what condom ice cream tastes like? Then wonder no more, because now you can taste it for yourself–if you can get your hands on a Japanese frozen dessert called Gomu Yokki Aisu, that is. (That’s translates to ‘Ice Cream Filled Rubber’ in English, but it’s not being marketed as a condom ice cream in Japan. In my opinion (which many others share, including Youtuber emmymadeinjapan), it looks more like a boob anyway, and ice cream company Kubota agrees, since they used the same packaging as the former and called it Oppai Aisu or ‘Boob Ice.’

Gomu Yokki Aisu has been available for quite a while now, although the Japanese never really thought of it in that way (bless their minds!) until a Canadian exchange student ruined the perky icy treat for the whole nation by posting a review calling it ‘condom ice cream.’

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