Non-melting popsicle

Recently announced by the U.K. design firm Bompas & Parr, who say that it took them a year to develop and that it was "designed with global warming in mind," so that lollipops popsicles won't melt, even as temperatures rise. Or, at least, the popsicles will only melt very slowly.

The technology is based on pykrete, which is a frozen mixture of sawdust and water that resists melting. Pykrete was invented during WWII, and for a while the British Royal Navy was considering building a supersized aircraft carrier out of the stuff.

The non-melting popsicle uses edible fruit fibers instead of sawdust to achieve the same non-melting effect. A company rep said, "The texture of the ice lolly is not far off a regular lolly, though a tad chewy."

More info: fast company

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Aug 24, 2018
     Category: Food | Candy | Inventions

...I'd try it. With trepidation, but I'd try it.
Posted by Richard Bos on 08/24/18 at 02:05 PM
Don't tell the president. He'll be screaming that besides SPAAAACE FOOORCE, we need a Popsicle Navy. (Creamsicle colored, of course)
Posted by Bill the Splut on 08/24/18 at 04:57 PM
How does this improve on a traditional frozen treat? Just eat it quickly before it melts!

Remember that a HOT summer day in Britain is like 86 degrees F. Here in the Lower Midwest of the U.S., at that temperature people put on jackets and complain about how cold they are.
Posted by KDP on 08/24/18 at 07:20 PM
That would be great in places like Arizona or South India where the popsicle melts on your clothes before you have the time to unwrap it. At last, a popsicle you can really savor! And it's full of fibers too!
Posted by Yudith on 08/25/18 at 07:40 AM
The title is misleading. Ice lolly is British English for popsicle, not lollipop.
Posted by ges on 08/25/18 at 09:18 PM
ges -- I'm embarrassed I made that mistake! Thanks for catching it. What was I thinking? Lollipops aren't frozen.
Posted by Alex on 08/25/18 at 09:22 PM
That's OK, Alex. There are smart people here and we understood.
Posted by KDP on 08/25/18 at 09:59 PM
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