The Future Is Now – With Unmeltable Popsicles

Some food scientists have used technology from the second World War to create an unmeltable popsicle, and it’s a little exciting.

By on August 22, 2018
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Unmeltable popsicles are welcome news to hear about this week. You know, since it’s getting to the end of summer and is a little cooler this week than it’s been. #Oops, but they still need a little more development, so we’ll see what happens. 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 do the good old fashioned ones work fine for you? See more information on the project here.

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