Why This Glow in the Dark Ice Cream Costs $225 a Scoop

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Of all the unique varieties that Ben & Jerry's has concocted over the years, nothing can come close to the wonderful absurdity that is this glowing ice cream created by Charlie Francis. Using a synthesized version of the luminescent proteins that cause jellyfish to glow when they're agitated, this gleaming frozen treat actually gets brighter as you lick it.

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The ice cream seems perfectly safe to eat, but you probably don't want to serve it at your next midnight birthday party. Those synthesized proteins are incredibly expensive, and mixed up in a batch of glowing ice cream means each scoop would cost about $225—and that's just to break even. If you wanted to turn a profit with such a creation, you'd need to charge even more making it a particularly hard sell—unless you found a way to deep fry it. [Lick Me I'm Delicious via Thrillist]

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LongCorpse

I would really like to see how this comes out in the end.