Do you fancy some human breast milk ice cream? Londoners who were waiting to try this stange dessert won’t be able to satisfy that particular craving, at least for now.
On Monday, government officials from Westminster City in London, England confiscated what little remained of Baby Gaga, an ice cream made of human breast milk available at The Icecreamists ice cream parlour. The product was removed to make sure it was ‘fit for human consumption’ after officials received several complaints from members of the public, the BBC reports,
For me personally, safety doesn’t even cross my mind when I consider trying breast milk ice cream. I know breast milk is natural and I’m sure I enjoyed it as an infant, but the thought of consuming it as an adult makes my stomach turn. But not everyone seems to share my opinion. This unique ice cream was launched on February 25 and sold out the following day. It was flavoured with Madagascar vanilla and lemon zest, and was presented in a martini glass for more than $20 per serving.
"You’re bound to have a yuck factor," Matt O’Connor, founder of The Icecreamists told the Telegraph, "but when you think about it, it’s the most natural thing in the world. Cows’ milk is the most unnatural thing in the world."
Peter Dominiczak, a reporter with the London Evening Standard, tasted Baby Gaga and described the taste as ‘Light and creamy with just enough of a vanilla tinge. I am told breast milk tastes like overly-sweet skimmed milk, but this ice cream tastes better than almost any I’ve had before.’
Before this ban, The Icecreamists had plans to make more batches of their infamous ice cream and had hundreds of women offering their breast milk.
Westminster Councillor Brian Connell told the BBC, "Selling foodstuffs made from another person’s bodily fluids can lead to viruses being passed on and, in this case, potentially hepatitis."
Prior to the ban, O’Connor told the Dori Monson Show, "We used a handful of donors to start with, who were screened to hospital standards, to make sure that the milk they were giving to us was completely safe."
Those hoping for a taste of this treat wll have to wait: The Icecreamists has agreed to stop producing and selling breast milk ice cream until officals are finish with their product tests.
Would you be open to trying breast milk ice cream?