Do not be fooled, friends.
The Austin-made breast milk lollipops that garnered headlines yesterday are not actually made with breast milk, and despite the picture of the cute baby eating one, are not actually made for kids, much less breastfeeding toddlers.
Jason Darling, who runs the "San Francsco-born (sic) & Austin-raised candy company," says they developed the flavor with the help of "all the mothers who kept sharing their breast milk with our flavor specialists until we were able to candify it," the company is now selling the vegan pops (4 for $10) online at lollyphile.com.
"These lollipops won’t bring back childhood memory; they’ll bring up animal instinct. Quite possibly the most inherently satisfying flavor of all time."
Seems cute enough, right?
Not to this formerly breastfeeding mom.
I don’t have a problem with a company mimicking the flavor of breast milk for a marketing gimmick like this, but when you consider that the rest of Lollyphile’s marketing efforts revolve around sexually charged photos of women (and men) eating lollipops in seemingly sensual ways (including some that look like the start of softcore porn), it’s clear that they are crossing the wires that connect mouths to breasts.