Saturday, 12 September 2009


Jelly is fantastic stuff and the Victorians loved using it in the most elaborate jelly moulds. Modern day jelly artists at Bompas and Parr have taken up where the Victorians left off creating amazingly beautiful jellies. Not only will they make you a jelly mould of almost anything even St Paul's Cathedral. They recently created the world’s first glow-in-the-dark jelly. To make the jelly glow food-safe quinine was added to the ingredients. Dr Andrea Sella who worked with the jelly artists said “Fluorescence is one of those truly magical atomic phenomena – an optical illusion that makes things look brighter than they are, making it central not only to safety equipment, but also to detergents and cleaning agents to give that “white than white” look. The quinine molecule, itself, is a natural product from the bark of the South American Cinchona tree that has been added to drinks for over a century.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. The glowing jelly is so eerie, yet strangely beautiful. Perhaps Jo could use it for her Halloween party this year! K x