I recently read this article about the London Ice Cream shop Icecreamists that is serving up breast milk ice cream starting this Friday.
Yeah, you read that right.
The fancy London store will mix human breast milk with Madagascar vanilla pods and lemon zest and then make it into ice cream. The ice cream is priced at ₤14 or $23 per serving.
My first thought was “Uh…why?”
My second thought was “I mean…why would you do that?”
My third thought was actually a repeat of what someone else said: “Just because you can eat anything, doesn’t mean you should.”
The article goes on to mention that fifteen women donated the breast milk required to make this ice cream, but it appears that the women got paid for it. I guess if you’re one of those people who has an extra freezer full of milk, donating to something like this could be lucrative in these tough times.
But there are more questions I have to the makers of human breast milk ice cream and to the milk donors as well:
1. Isn’t breast milk for babies?
2. Isn’t it best to donate your breast milk to babies that need it-like premature babies or for moms who have difficulty producing enough?
3. Is this really a delicacy or is this just ridiculous?
Please, I’d like to know.
Oh, and they’re calling it: Baby Gaga.
More like: Baby Gag Me With A Spoon.
What do you think? Do you agree that this is ridiculous and pompous? Am I the only one? Let’s hear it!