Would You Eat This $225 Glow-In-The-Dark Ice Cream?

Posted by on November 12, 2013 // Science // 0 Comments

How about if I told you it was made of jellyfish?

Created by the food invention(?) company Lick Me I’m Delicious, this ice cream is a monster of nature, using a synthesized bioluminescent jellyfish protein to cast a green glow.

“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.”

Oh, but this stuff’s expensive. One scoop will run you about £140, or $225. I have no idea what it actually tastes like (jellyfish?), but Charlie Francis says on the company’s blog that it’s perfectly safe. Well, mostly harmless, anyway.

“…I tried some and I don’t seem to be glowing anywhere,” he says, which I think is good news.

If glow-in-the-dark jellyfish ice cream isn’t your thing, here’s a video of Charlie, “the Edible Inventor” himself, performing some ice cream pottery on a gramophone. Because why not.

Now excuse me while I place this in my Things That Should Not Glow In The Dark file, right next to those bioluminescent cockroaches.


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