A Sweet Treat In Disguise

I prefer to stay away from food that has been chemically treated when I can and I just think my body prefers it that way.  However, when my cousin posted this article recently I think I may have found a reason to make an exception if I’m ever in Paris again.  “WikiPearls” are the latest frozen delectable craze for ice cream.  They are about the size of a large doughnut hole and I’m pretty sure they will change my life if I just give them a shot.

Photo Credit: Wired.com article cited above.

Photo Credit: Wired.com article cited above.

All those times that I was told I was an OCD child by the way I ate my frozen dairy products could have been solved if these had just been invented earlier!  Finally an easier way to eat your ice cream in an symmetrical pattern without getting yourself messy in the least.  WikiPearls have an edible soft skin, made out of some natural food particle bound together my nutritive ions, that allows the ice cream to stay contained.  Since no container is needed the idea is that they will reduce plastic waste by there being no need for a cup or spoon.

I know some of you are saying that is exactly the purpose behind the waffle cone; a confectionist’s masterful answer to the age old problem.  Up to this point I haven’t heard of anyone being able to formulate a waffle cone that is made from a vitamin-supplemented skin or one that keeps you from over serving yourself.  The idea of the packaging on these WikiPearls is that people can enjoy the ice cream while still having a form of portion control.  The article stats that three 50-calorie WikiPearls roughly equals a cup of Häagen-Dazs ice cream in quantity.  Last time I checked a full cup of Häagen-Dazs ice cream came in at around 300 calories or more.  If they are telling me I can eat the same quantity while saving the calories, getting additional vitamins, and saving the waste of a container then sign me up.

Photo Credit: Wired.com article cited above.

Photo Credit: Wired.com article cited above.

If you happen to be heading to the Louvre museum any time soon then check these out and let me know what they are like.  At this point they are offering them in mango with a coconut skin, chocolate with a hazelnut skin, and vanilla with a peanut skin.  The article says that they melt slower than traditional ice cream, so I would love someone to find a way to get these to Florida so that we can really put that theory to the test.  I’m pretty sure the next time I’m in Europe I’ll be adding these to my list of foods to try at least once and I suggest you consider doing the same.

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