Would You Ever Eat a Chicken Ice Pop?


Thanks, but no thanks, we think we’ll stick to our cherry ice pops.

Heat got you down? Why not cool off with a chicken ice pop? At the Zenyaren restaurant in Tokyo, owners are trying to help customers beat Japan’s massive heatwave this summer by offering chicken ice pops. Basically, the restaurant encloses their chicken skewers known as yakitori in frozen collagen. Customers can munch on the chicken pops like they would any cherry or lemon ice pop.

The chicken is actually prepared normally but are slowly frozen in the blocks of gelatinous substance, so that they keep their smoky, barbecue flavor. Two pieces of frozen chicken will cost you approximately $4.17. If you can keep this chilly meat substance down, there are more benefits. Apparently the Japanese believe that collagen is healthy for the skin, although scientists have suggested that it has more of a placebo effect.

‘It is delicious especially when you are trying to keep cool on a hot day,” a fan of the ice lollys told Yahoo News UK. “Refreshing and nutritious at the same time, and great for your complexion.’

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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter@JoannaFantozzi