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Breast Milk Ice Cream Seized

Breast milk ice cream has been seized for testing

If you haven’t yet tried London’s “Baby Gaga” breast milk ice cream, you’ve missed your chance. At least for the moment.

The ridiculous treat has been seized from the London-based ice cream parlor, Icreamists, that introduced it last week. City officials say they have confiscated the ice cream for testing. They claim concerns about health and food safety, specifically saying they are worried the ice cream could pass along hepatitis.

Really? Icreamist’s founder calls the city’s worries ridiculous. Certainly the flavor has found plenty of fans, causing long lines outside the shop. But it weirded lots of people out too. Apparently Westminster’s city council falls into the latter category.

“Baby Gaga” contained mother’s milk, but wasn’t made exclusively from it. It sounds like the flavor was more of a novelty than anything else. Human milk is sweeter than cow’s milk, but ice cream is sweet anyway. I wonder if you’d even be able to taste the difference.

I also wonder if it would be acceptable to eat breast milk ice cream if you were a vegan, since presumably it was willingly expressed and given or sold to the ice cream parlor for this purpose?

But I digress. I think it’s likely that the health officials will find nothing wrong with this breast milk ice cream, and that Baby Gaga will soon be back on the market.

Then we’ll have to ask the same question we started with: Would you try some?

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