Just In Time For The End Of Summer – Unmeltable Popsicles

Some food scientists say they’ve invented a popsicle that won’t melt outside during the summer, but is it really what we want?

By nowproducerdave on August 22, 2018
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So maybe they’re a little late to the party, but truth be told, it still needs some development anyway. Some food scientists have made unmeltable popsicles, and it’s using tech from World War II. How’s that for government technology?

Ok, so it’s really a modification of tech that was used during WWII. Let’s have a little history lesson. It’s quick, so bear with me. In effort to save money and gain an upper hand against the German army, they got creative. A British inventor came up with an idea for an aircraft carrier made out of ice. It would be stationed in cooler climates, obviously, but still above the melting point. He discovered that if you mix the water with a wood pulp, the ice stays frozen much longer. They made a model of an ice ship, and it lasted through three seasons before falling apart from melting. Pretty cool!

The popsicles are made using a similar method. Only instead of wood pulp, they’re using fruit pulp and fibers. The company working on them says they also have a few other “secret ingredients.” So basically the popsicles won’t melt in the sun or heat. I’m assuming that you’ll be able to eat them like normal though. But I’m curious if they’ll still get “soft” like a regular popsicle or ice cream does. That’s the best part, isn’t it? Are you curious about unmeltable popsicles, or are the good old fashioned ones fine for you? See more information on the project here.

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