Breast Milk Lollipops Were Just Invented in Texas (Paging Dr. Freud)

Jason Darling recently released a breast-milk flavored sucker. Jason Darling recently released a breast-milk flavored sucker. O, the female body in all its natural wonder! Some gross/amazing stuff happens to us when we're new moms, and the brave souls among us try to emulate the Native Americans and make use of it all. Those women in Brooklyn who serve their own placentas as dinner party hors d'oeuvres, for instance. Nothing about the miracle of pregnancy is shameful... but does that mean you have to enjoy breast milk lollipops? No.

By Anna Breslaw

Texas-based vegan lollipop maker Jason Darling runs Lollyphile, which ain't no Chupa Chup-their other flavors include absinthe, Sriracha, habanero tequila, maple bacon and chocolate bacon. Two days ago, he released Lollyphile's piece de resistance, a breast-milk flavored sucker developed after Darling taste-tested multiple women's lactation samples until coming up with the precise right flavor profile. (No actual breast milk is used in the pops.)

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Darling told the L.A. Times that milk produced from the mother of a preemie baby is the most delicious: "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." This has been The More You [Didn't Need To] Know™. You're very welcome.

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However, other companies in the recent past haven't shied away from using actual breast milk in recipes. According to STFU Parents, breast milk makes for a delicious cake. And last year, Gothamist reported that an NYU-based project set about developing "human cheese" from breast milk: Specifically, a Wisconsin cheddar. Bless the poor soul who was part of that taste test. Just the words "human cheese" make me want to run for my Listerine bottle.

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