Would You Eat a Bone Broth Ice Pop?
Even if it tasted like bananas and strawberries?
Would you eat a popsicle made of bone broth? Roll your eyes (or emphatically shake your head "no"), if you wish, but apparently plenty of people would.
A company called Paleo On The Go, a food delivery service that sells things like paleo-diet-friendly chocolate chip cookies and fruit-filled paleo tarts, reintroduced its seasonal bone broth pops last week and, the firm announced on Instagram, the pops sold out in 24 hours.
So what’s the deal? Well, of course there’s plenty to like about bone broth when it’s served hot on a cold winter’s day.
"Some consume it for perceived cosmetic benefits. Some consume it because they believe it’s performance enhancing. Some consume it just because it tastes good and it’s ... just another hot beverage," Food Network Kitchen's Jonathan Milder noted in a 2015 video about the trendy elixir.
Milder also called it "super delicious." But that’s hot bone broth.
Would you eat the stuff frozen and packaged like a meat-pink-hued Fla-Vor-Ice?
Consider, before you answer, that it’s not supposed to taste like meat, but rather like Strawberry Banana. And that it includes, in addition to "Certified Organic 48 Hour Grass Fed Beef Bone Broth," real banana, organic strawberries and pineapple juice.
Also factor in the fact that each 8.3-ounce broth pop contains 60 calories, no fat or cholesterol, 15mgs each of Sodium and Carbohydrates, 1g each of Dietary Fiber and Protein, 12g of Sugar, Protein 1g and 40 percent of your daily dose of Vitamin C, 2 percent each of your daily recommended amounts of Calcium and Iron.
Oh, and that the only person to review them on the Paleo On The Go site declared them to be "yummy."
"We know what you’re thinking. Bone broth isn’t the first the thing you’d think of putting in a popsicle," Paleo On The Go conceded on its company blog. "But, combined with fruit, it’s not that noticeable. The broth only adds a unique flavor profile that isn’t overbearing at all. It’s strangely delicious!"
The company also allows that, while some people might think the whole idea of bone broth popsicles as "gross," it is, in fact, "a genius way of getting your kids to eat something nutrient dense."
Yeah, maybe, but I think I’ll probably stick with "gross."