Breast-milk-flavoured lollipops let adults recapture taste of youth

No kidding! Lollyphile, a Texas-based candy company, has released a vegan lollipop that tastes like breast milk. Founder, Jason Darling, said he came up with the idea after he noticed that breast milk was turning his friends’ furious babies into a docile, contented ones.

The Austin-based candy company behind the new pops specialises in lollipops with unusual to extreme flavours – “We believe that candy can be every bit as much a gastronomical adventure as a fancy dinner” says its website – and target their products at adults, while kids may like them, too.

“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,” Jason Darling, the founder of Lollyphile, said in a press release.

“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 flavour.”

The pops are on sale online for about $2.50 each, or a case of 36 for $58. Unlike the breast milk ice cream that hit London about two years ago, these lollipops aren’t made with real mother’s milk. Rather, Lollyphile has relied upon generous mothers willing to share their breastmilk with flavourists until the flavour could be duplicated.

Ahem, perhaps these would be better called Lollimoms!