New Dessert Obsession: Glow-in-the-Dark Ice Cream

08/05/2014 at 05:32 PM ET

Bompas & Parr Glow-in-the-Dark Ice Cream
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Color-changing ice cream isn’t the only technicolor scoop to be had. A food and design company in the U.K. has come out with a frozen treat that glows in the dark.

“Flavour based experience designers” Bompas & Parr came up with the glowing dessert for a movie premiere, adding the luminescent technology to Cornettos — a popular ice cream treat in the U.K. — that were handed out to moviegoers on their way into the dark theater.

Bompas & Parr Glow-in-the-Dark Ice Cream
Courtesy Bompas & Parr

The ice cream contained extra riboflavin (also known as vitamin B2), which caused the dessert to glow under the black light installed in the theater.

See for yourself in the video Bompas & Parr made along with the release of the special Cornettos. Our favorite part is that the treat makes your mouth glow after eating it!

No word yet on whether or not glow-in-the-dark ice cream will be hitting the States — although to try this one at home, you’d also need to invest in a black light. That said, we can think of several desserts we’d like to make: glowing root beer floats, glowing ice cream bars and glowing ice cream cake, just to name a few.

Tell Us: Would you try glow-in-the-dark ice cream?

Bompas & Parr Glow-in-the-Dark Ice Cream
Courtesy Bompas & Parr

—Kristin Appenbrink

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Peter Konidaris on

Reblogged this on Peter Konidaris' Real Estate Blog – Cheltenham3192.com and commented:
Perhaps I should contact Village cinemas Southland to see what they think. What does everybody think about this? Innovative or Creepy?

Peter Konidaris on

Reblogged this on Peter Konidaris' Real Estate Blog – Cheltenham3192.com and commented:
Perhaps I should contact Village cinemas Southland to see what they think. What does everybody think about this? Innovative or Creepy?

NW Mama on

I think this is great. there are a lot of roller rinks, ice rinks, theaters, bowling lanes and other places kids go and to have these glow in the dark treats with the black lights on would be a huge hit. Not to mention the grown ups who like to feel like a kid again.

Nick on

it would be great to taste the Glow-in-the-Dark Ice Cream.
just to see it glow in the dark.