Would you lick a breast-milk flavored lollipop?

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Lollipops, suckers, sticky-pops, Dum-Dums. Call them what you will, the hard confectionary on a stick has been licked for over a century. Flavors have ranged from the traditional to the bizarre. The latest outlandish flavor? A breast milk lollipop.

Texas-based candy company Lollyphile has ventured into the wacky, even as far as candy goes, with a new lollipop that tastes of mother’s milk. For those who are squeamish about the thought of a nursing mom’s milk on a stick, the lollipop does not contain any actual breast milk.

According to Lollyphile’s web site, they “believe that candy can be every bit as much a gastronomical adventure as a fancy dinner, and we want to see just how far we can go.” The breast milk flavor has certainly proved that to be true.

Lollyphile is known for its out-of-the-box flavor profiles. Other peculiar flavors include Wasabi-Ginger, Salty Dog, Maple Bacon, Bourbon and something called Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. In light of those eccentric flavors, a breast milk lollipop fits the bill.

Candy-maker and Lollyphile owner Jason Darling discussed his decision to create the breast milk-flavored pop in a press release carried by the Huffington Post. "I don't know if it's because I'm getting older, but it seems like all of my friends are having babies these days. Sure, the kids are all crazy cute, but what slowly dawned on me was that my friends were actually producing milk so delicious it could turn a screaming, furious child into a docile, contented one. I knew I had to capture that flavor," Darling stated.

No word on if adults start sucking their thumbs with a blankie after licking the pop.

The company’s web page explains that they “felt it was our responsibility to find out just what this flavor was that could turn a screaming, furious infant into a placid, contented one. Surely the flavor must be heavenly, yes?”

Lollyphile’s Facebook comment page has the reaction of customers who have tried out the new lollipop. “Just like mom used to make,” says one. “I love them! I think they taste like sweet creamy almonds and buttered popcorn. I can totally see why babies love breast milk,” says another. The best comment? “NIP-LICIOUS! YUM!”

Lollyphile’s site says they want us to “remember exactly why you threw fits when your parents wouldn’t buy you candy, and then we’d like to gently remind you that you’re perfectly able to buy your own candy now.”

For those who would like to take Lollyphile up on their offer, four of the pops will cost $10. A dozen sets you back $24. For those who want to go all out, opt for the “case” of 36 for $58.

Would you try a breast-milk flavored lollipop? Leave your thoughts below.

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