A gourmet lollipop company called Lollyphile, based in Austin, Texas is offering new Breast Milk Lollipops, meant to mimic the flavor of a mother’s milk.
Jason Darling, the owner of the company, told ABC News no actual breast milk is used to create the taste of breast milk, which is made from “artificial and natural ingredients.”
Darling claims his candy company, Lollyphile, aspires to “make the most interesting candy in the whole world. Candy right now is really boring. There’s been very little innovation.”
Many of his lollipop creations are alcohol flavored, such as bourbon, white Russian, and absinthe. Like his other offerings, the breast-milk lollipops are for adults.
Darling said he was working on developing a new “crazy, weird” flavor for his next lollipop, and noticed his friends could quiet down their babies with just a few drops of breast milk.
“I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older, but it seems like all of my friends are having babies these days,” Darling said in a statement.
“Sure, the kids are all crazy cute, but 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.”
Darling insists it was his company’s responsibility to find out just what this flavor was that could turn a screaming, furious infant into a placid, contented one. So he asked his mom friends if he could try their breast milk. And they agreed.
Darling points out the reason the lollipops are breast milk-flavored and not made of actual breast milk, is because milk wouldn’t hold up to the candy-making process, and also it would take “way too much breast milk.”
But how does Darling, who said his new Breast Milk-Flavored lollipops taste sort of like almond milk, but sweeter, know his lollipops really taste like breast milk?
“There’s a certain amount of trying them to get it just right,” he said. “But we work with flavor scientists whose entire job it is to make something that tastes exactly like something else. You can get a lollipop that tastes like the best cheeseburger in the world.”
Darling put the lollipops on his website and two days later, he said, he’d sold several thousand. “They’re selling really, really well,” he said.
The lollipops are a soft beige color, and a pack of four lollipops, which are vegan, will cost you $10. You can get a dozen for $24, and a case of 36 for $58.