Would you eat it? Glow-in-the-dark jellyfish ice cream

Posted by Turkey Hill Team on November 11th, 2013


When the power goes out, your thoughts immediately turn to two things: Finding a flashlight and figuring out how to eat all the ice cream in your freezer before it melts. Now, an ice cream mad scientist in Britain has combined those two dilemmas by creating an ice cream that glows in the dark because it’s made with luminescent jellyfish proteins.

The ice cream, which doesn’t taste like jellyfish (we’re actually not sure what flavor it is), glows brighter when you lick it due to the reaction between the jellyfish protein and temperature and pH of your tongue.

The glowing treat’s creator, an award-winning food inventor named Charlie Francis, insists that it’s safe to eat. “I tried some,” said Francis, “and I don’t seem to be glowing anywhere.” Because jellyfish protein is somewhat expensive, a single scoop of Francis’ frosty invention sells for about $225.

Francis is the co-founder of the U.K. ice cream shop “Lick Me I’m Delicious,” which is known for its assortment of funky ice cream flavors. Also on the menu is roast beef ice cream, horseradish and Yorkshire pudding ice cream, lamb and mint ice cream, and cheddar cheese ice cream. Up next for the Lick Me team is an invisible ice cream (they’re looking for a few magicians who can help make that happen) and the hottest ice cream in the world.

Assuming you don’t mind spending $225 for a scoop of the bright jellyfish ice cream, the next natural question is, would you try it?

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61 Responses to “Would you eat it? Glow-in-the-dark jellyfish ice cream”

  1. BARF!! I’ll pass on that one.

  2. not sure might make you sick sorry turkey hill

  3. MC says:

    Too pricey for me!

  4. Diane G. says:

    Yes I would try it.
    I would at least know what’s in my ice cream.
    Cream,milk,vanilla jellyfish..
    Maybe the flavor is peanut butter?

  5. Jean Marie says:

    Eat it and get stung? I don’t think so!

  6. Lou says:

    No way would I eat that Ice Cream.

  7. Jim in SOMD says:

    It looks like toxic waste. top that with the thought that there is jelly fish anything, would have me wondering if my tongue is losing feeling because the ice cream is so cold or is it jellyfish stinging it? So I would use my $225 on something else. I doubt I would want to even have a free sample, like you can get at B&R.

  8. Karen Cohn says:

    Way cool!

  9. Maddie says:

    ehhh why not? YOLO!

  10. sue says:

    the price and fear of what makes it glow would make me say no!

  11. Robin Ames says:

    Sure, I’d try it. I wouldn’t eat a two-gallon bucket, but I’d have a lick or two.

  12. Ann King says:

    I think I will pass on the glow-in-dark ice cream. I like your usual flavors just fine and who knows what would happen when you get all those jellyfish proteins in you. You might not need a halloween costume next year!

  13. Deb says:

    Heavens NO!!!!!!

  14. gianna says:

    You buy it…I’ll try it!

  15. Anita says:

    No, we ingest too many chemicals and other items masquerading as food now. When one considers the harm already done to humans by the drugs given to animals that we eat, it would be far more laudable were a chemist to find a way to make our food safer, not

  16. alicelynne says:

    Think I will stick w the flashlight!!

  17. Amber S. says:

    I think I’d have to pass to. Glowing food doesn’t seem to appetizing.

  18. Andrea says:

    Would not try this! Looks like a mistake Homer Simpson made at the nuclear plant.

  19. Juliette says:

    With all the wonderful Turkey Hill flavors why would we want this??
    I’ll pass !

  20. Norma says:

    I’d try anything that makes me glows in the dark. How dazzling!

  21. Michael Eddy says:

    Without knowing what it tastes like – no. And at that price – no again X 225.

  22. Starknitter says:

    No thanks…..

  23. judi says:

    Only if it is glow in the dark chocolate!

  24. Ellen says:

    Sorry I’ll have to pass on this. The cost is the main reason.

  25. Charles S. Cammilleri says:

    I like most any kind of sea food, I would try it.

  26. Nancy N says:

    No thanks! Can’t afford it for one thing and also, why reuin a good thing?! :-)

  27. Marci Hooper says:


  28. mel wiessner says:

    Not for me, fish I like,but not in my ice cream.

  29. Lila says:

    I love Ice Cream, but that is a little to pricy for me. Think I’ll pass.

  30. Caroline of Manalapan says:

    Don’t let me know what is in it and I MAY try it.

  31. Mary says:

    No. Just no.

  32. Frank says:

    What makes it Glow and why would I want to eat that! But I love all the flavors that don’t glow.

  33. Joan says:

    DON’T GET ANY IDEAS, TURKEY HILL! We love your ice cream just as it is: DELICIOUS!

  34. marie grim says:

    it’s a little pricey..but i’d try a sample

  35. joan kaplan says:

    Never, it sounds yucky and expensive to boot!

  36. Jennei says:

    I am up for anything once! :)

  37. Harriet G. says:

    I might try it if there really is such a flavor.

  38. Bob Kessler Jr says:

    At $225 a scoop I can just think about how much Turkey Hill I could buy and store in my freezer! I’ll pass up on this as I see many others did.

  39. Kitty Everard says:

    Glow-in-the-dark Ice Cream is not such a good idea. Don’t fix what’s not broken.

    I tried the Egg Nog Ice Cream. Delicious, tastes exactly like
    the liquid Egg Nog. Love it.

  40. Lisa Krajewski says:

    NO desire to try this one!! Even if it were to cost $2.50 I wouldn’t try it!!!

  41. Lydia says:

    yuck too pricy and does not sound good will it glow in my stomach?

  42. Ida Beek says:

    This ice cream is disgusting!!!!

  43. mary ann herrmann says:

    …you’re kidding, right?? not a chance.

  44. Edie says:

    No thanks. What goes into my stomach with something like this really concerns me.

  45. Debbie says:

    No way ever. No no no no. Not me. No no no no

  46. Elaine says:

    THINKING uuuuummmm, no thanks, I’m a traditionalist

  47. Ruth Williams says:

    If Turkey Hill made it it could not be bad! Yes, I would eat it.

  48. Ron says:

    If someone else is paying, and it doesn’t taste like jellyfish, I might give it a lick or two. It can’t be any worse then the rest of the chemical laden foods we willingly eat. We draw the line when we know what’s in it!!

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  50. Linda says:

    NO!!! There are too many wonderful Turkey Hill flavors to eat without even trying this one.

  51. leecarr says:

    looks awesome, hope it tastes as good as it looks, I will try it

  52. Marion says:

    Even if I had the money, it doesn’t seem worth it to me, and rather strange.

  53. Sarah says:

    I’d take a lick and eat the rest if it tasted OK. I admire the inventor ingenuity.

  54. Diane says:


  55. RJayne says:

    Would jellyfish eat glow-in-the-dark humans??? I think not

  56. Marie says:

    I don’t want it, you can have it, it’s to unsafe for me. Plus, I don’t have the money to waste on it.


  57. Karen says:

    I would probably eat it for 2 reasons..I have always told the kids to try something once (even if it sounds horrible) and you only live once! So be adventurous!

  58. LindaR says:

    It sounds like something from China!
    Are you sure it isn’t April 1st?
    I wouldn’t try it, I’d be afraid it was radioactive
    or something very toxic!
    I’ll just stick with Turkey Hill’s
    all natural ice cream made in PA, USA, thank you!

  59. Betty says:

    might try it

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