Breast milk flavored lollipops are the latest craze for kids a(nd adults), or so Lolyphile, an Austin-based candy company, would like consumers to think. It’s one of their latest flavors of, well, interesting flavored lollipops clamoring for your consumer dollars.
These unique taste sensations came about after the company’s owner, Jason Darling, stated in a press release that he considered adding the flavor upon seeing that so many of his friends had young kids.
He wanted to come up with a flavor that would appeal to them, and then an idea hit him:
“What slowly dawned on me was that my friends were actually producing milk so delicious it could turn a screaming, furious child into a docile, contented one. I knew I had to capture that flavor.”
“It’s sad that so few people are able to remember this inherently wonderful flavor,” he added.
“It’s a real shame that babies are so selfish, but you’ll understand their unwillingness to share once you try one of these.”
The lollipops are made mostly with sugar.
“It all kind of tastes like almond milk, but sweeter,” according to Jason Darling.
In case you were wondering, no actual breast milk is used to produce the breast milk flavored lollipops.
What sort of research was conducted to get the lollipops to taste like breast milk?
“Can you imagine armies of pumping mothers?” Darling asked.
“Managing that would be a logistical nightmare.”
Still, while no actual breast milk is used in making the breast milk flavored lollipops, some was used in getting the flavor right.
According to the company’s website: “We are endlessly grateful to all the mothers who kept sharing their breast milk with our flavor specialists until we were able to candify it.”
When Darling and his research team felt that they had arrived at the approximate flavor of breast milk, the candy wizards at Lolyphile infused it into their sweet candy treats and the rest is history.
Just because breast milk is good for babies doesn’t mean these lollipops are loaded with nutrition, as well, though. They are made with sugar like most other lollipops.
They are vegan taste sensations, according to the company’s website, so they have that going for them, if you happen to be opposed to eating meat.
Breast milk flavored lollipops are not the only twisted flavor the company sells. Other examples of their weird and wonderful flavors include absinthe, habanero tequila, sriracha, and chocolate bacon. Each flavor is created in “limited editions.”
How much money will buying Lolyphile’s breast milk flavored lollipops cost you?
The candy company is selling them four for $10 dollars. It might sound like they’re a tad expensive; but, according to Darling, they are a hit.
“We’ve already sold a few thousand dollars worth,” he stated.
Written by: Douglas Cobb