And as the nation prepares to consume 2.18 billion ice creams by September, a food scientist has finally revealed the science behind the British love of soft things.
Working in partnership with online supermarket Ocado, gastro-physicist Józef Youssef claims that a combination of physical and emotional factors make ice cream an ever-present pleasure.
Milk in ice cream contains α-lactalbumin, a protein that contains more tryptophan than other proteins.
Ingesting this protein can improve mood and cognition due to increased serotonin and aid in the production of dopamine.
According to Józef, the smooth texture of ice cream often coupled with surprising crunchy pops, a firm mouthfeel that slowly melts on the tongue, the cool temperature, and the exceptionally dense flavors seen in average ice cream create the “ experience of ultimate flavor. ”
Happy memories of ice cream
Meanwhile, the study of 2,000 adults found that the top reasons for enjoying ice cream include seeking satisfaction (76 percent), feeling like a child again helping bring back happy memories (52 percent), or invoking nostalgia (46 percent). .
Another 23 percent recall being given ice cream to relieve a sore throat on a day out of school, while for 39 percent it was a gift reserved only for the most special occasions during their childhood.
Following the findings, the online supermarket has launched a unique menu of scientifically designed ice cream servings customized to suit a variety of moods and occasions.
Each of the 10 ice creams uses 63 ingredients from the Ocado range to combine unexpected flavors, surprising textures, and even aromas, creating multi-sensory servings that can boost energy, aid relaxation, reduce stress, or even help improve gut health.
Intricate ice creams, cones and bowls will allow Britons to “match the mood” of desserts with their individual desires.
Creations like ‘Maxin Relaxin’ combine sweet caramel ice cream with soothing chamomile tea, while ‘Don’t be dis-grunt-led’ has Percy Pig ice cream topped with crispy bacon.
The serving contains selenium, which can help prevent cell damage and improve mood by reducing inflammation, while pumpkin seeds control blood pressure.
And ‘Ice Love You’ features romantic red and pink colors, designed for ‘hopeless romantics’ to enjoy, as well as pomegranate, the seeds of which are associated with fertility.
Józef Youssef said: “The combination of my great experience and talent for creativity with the variety of products available really allowed us to design an outstanding and innovative menu that adapts to all kinds of moods.
“Ice cream is a food that many of us enjoy and enjoy for many reasons, so we purposefully create combinations to ensure that each individual can choose an ice cream that is perfectly suited to them.”
Seven out of 10 adults admit that ice cream is still their favorite dessert, and 59 percent say it’s the only thing that changes their mood when they’re feeling depressed.
This rings true even when eating out, with 57 percent viewing ice cream as the perfect pudding to finish a fancy meal, and men are slightly more likely to order ice cream at a restaurant than women (58 percent versus 56 percent).
Laura Harricks of Ocado added: “Our research shows the extent of the long British love affair with ice cream.
“It’s been great to partner with Jozef to create a unique menu of ice cream servings to suit the wide range of moods we all experience, whether you’re hungover, need a boost of energy, or are feeling nostalgic. There are 63 ingredients in the ten servings, so there is an Ocado just for you, no matter what your favorite combination is. “
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This notice was published: 2021-07-28 12:28:57