Sunday, February 27, 2011
Boob Milk Ice Cream
British company sells ice cream made with human breast milk
Feb 25 2011
LONDON — A London company is offering a novel treat _ ice cream made with human breast milk.
The trendy London ice cream parlor The Icecreamists said its "Baby Gaga" ice cream sold out as soon as it launched Friday.
The company paid women who responded to an online ad to sell their breast milk. The milk _ which the company said was screened in line with blood donor requirements _ is then pasteurized and churned together with vanilla pods and lemon zest. The dish comes in a martini glass and sells for $22.50 U.S. Extra dips are $15.00 each.
Some individuals may be turned off by the idea but Matt O'Connor, who owns the company, told the BBC that the product is "organic, free-range and totally natural."
"It's good enough for our kids; it should be good enough for our ice cream," he said.
There are no specific laws in Britain prohibiting businesses from selling human milk products, the Food Standards Agency said, although they must comply with general food safety laws to ensure the product is safe for consumption.
Victoria Hiley provided the first batches of milk, earning $24 for every 10 ounces, the BBC reported.
About a dozen other women have signed up to supply more milk, O'Connor said. With the number of nursing mothers supply should not be a problem. We even provide an on premises personal milking service. All any woman has to do is bring her boobs in. We do the rest. There are no marketing costs; the ice cream sells itself.
The owners of the shoppe declined to provide figures for the percentages of male vs. female customers buying the frozen treat. The company also declined to provide any personal information about the women suppliers, including race and sexual orientation.
One of the shoppe's workers, who was unauthorized to speak, said in a lengthy interview it would be a huge shot in the arm for business if the owners could contract with Sheyle Hershey, of Houston, TX, to become a regular supplier. Hershey holds the current world record for boob size, at 38KKK.* Each of her boobs will hold one quart of liquid. If milked regularly by Icecreamist technicians, Ms. Hershey's boobs could supply all the breast milk needed for a fortnight. (That's British for 2 weeks.) It could also provide Ms. Hershey a handsome income of $153.60 every two weeks and give the shoppe two flavors, vanilla and chocolate, from a single source, Hershey. Additionally, the publicity value of photos of Ms. Hershey's boobs on the walls of the ice cream shoppe would be immeasurable. A picture is worth a 1,000 scoops.
*Though never presented for official certification, there is another American woman, who friends and family insist has the largest boobs in the world. We were unable to show her animated photo here for technical reasons we can't figure out. We'll keep trying because we tend to agree on the size issue. It's worth a look.