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Glow-in-the-Dark Ice Cream

Charlie Francis of the Lick Me, I'm Delicious ice cream company tells us about commissioning a special ice cream for Halloween. It glows when you lick it!

But what on earth is it??? 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. It's also pretty insanely expensive stuff, we worked out each scoop is coming out at around £140, dam those big bucks jellyfish. 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 and can be ordered from all good Lick Me I'm Delicious event contraptions.

He doesn't mention what flavor the ice cream is. I hope it's not jellyfish flavor. We've discussed the fluorescent protein extracted from jellyfish before, but this is the first instance I recall of it being put in food. -via Boing Boing


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