Glow-in-the-Dark Ice Cream Is Cool & Creepy at the Same Time

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Ice cream makers are constantly trying to outdo one another by coming up with new and intriguing flavors. So it figures it was only a matter of time before someone came up with this cool and creepy concept guaranteed to make kids' face light up, literally: glow-in-the-dark ice cream. Say what? Sounds dangerous, right?


The Melbourne, Australia-based frosty treat purveyor 196 Below introduced ice cream made with liquid nitrogen, which is said to result in a creamier texture. Now, the company has spiked it with "UV-reactive liquid colouring," adding a neon hue to its redskin raspberry, pine lime, and mango passionfruit flavors. 

Though Australia's version of the Food & Drug Administration has deemed it safe for consumption, can we really trust this nuclear looking stuff? And from the very same people who approved vegemite {{{gag reflex}}}?

But, seriously, think about how much fun this would be on a summer night. No need for glow sticks! You can just picture the kids sitting on the lawn waiting to see if their little tummies light up like fireflies, and later, their poop. Ick! 

It's fun to think about but, really, should be consuming food that could easily double as a flashlight? I suppose a little can't hurt, but as an adult it could be tough to get past the idea of putting something glowing in your mouth. Luckily, since it's only available Down Under right now, we don't have to weigh in on this bright idea right away.

Moms, would you allow your kids to eat glow-in-the-dark ice cream?


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