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WikiPearls: Ice Cream That’s Covered in a Protective Skin! Totally Not Creepy at All!

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Yes, I know it sounds a little off, but trust me, it’s actually a pretty cool idea. WikiPearls are small balls of ice cream (it could be any food or beverage, really, especially if they’re tough to handle) that are covered in an edible protective membrane–this “skin” is comparable to a grape or human cell.

So the gist: You can eat all sorts of sticky stuff and not worry about getting it on your hands. A Harvard professor, David Edwards, originally created the WikiCell concept: a protective membrane that could be used to package foods and liquids and reduce the use of plastic containers. He worked with French designer Francois Azambourg to create WikiPearl Ice Cream, which is offered in three flavors: mango ice cream with a coconut skin, chocolate ice cream with a hazelnut skin, and vanilla ice cream with a peanut skin. If you’re planning on being in Paris anytime soon, you can check out their WikiBar (pictured below).

Check out some more images after the break…

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So, what do you think of WikiPearls?

(via Laughing Squid)

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