Company Announces New Lollipop Flavor: Breast Milk
For some food and sweets daredevils, there is a new item on the market to try. A Texas-based lollipop just announced its latest flavor, breast milk. The company, Lollyphile introduced this flavor at the beginning of this week, and despite controversy about the newest product, creator, Jason Darling stated that the company has sold at least $1,000 worth of lollipops. As daring as this new flavor sounds, the company assures consumers that no actual breast milk was used in recreating the distinct tastes of a mother's natural milk.
In order to create this flavor, Darling and his team of flavor specialists sampled breast milk that was provided by four mothers who are friends of the founder. According to Darling, the breast milk tasted a lot like sweet almond milk.
"One of my friends had a preemie - it was seven months - and she had higher levels of colostrum, which made it sweeter, blue and thicker. It all kind of tastes sort of like almond milk, but sweeter," Darling said according to the LA Times.
After a few trials of perfecting the flavor, the company has finally found one that best represented breast milk. This flavor, packed into a small soft-beige lollipop, is mostly made from sugar and is vegan.
"Can you imagine armies of pumping mothers?" Darling joked in an interview. "Managing that would be a logistical nightmare."
The lollipops are selling at $10 for four, $24 for a dozen and $58 for 36. Other interesting flavors that Lollyphile sells include absinthe, sriracha, habanero, tequila, maple bacon and chocolate bacon. More information can be found on the website. The company was founded in 2007 and its target audience is between 25 and 35-years-old.