Water, Blobs, And The Future Of Thirst-Quenching On The Go

Skipping Rocks Lab

Skipping Rocks Lab

Thanks to one of the many sister websites of the Atlantic, this story about the future of packaged water:

In the future, rehydrating on the go might not mean chugging from a bottle, but inhaling a gelatinous, edible blob that looks like water floating on the space station.

That’s the messed-up vision of the folks at London’s Skipping Rocks Lab, anyway. They’ve devised a method for home cooks to whip up servings of water encased in algae-based gel. People consume the squishy balls by biting them and sucking out the liquid or—if they have great gag reflexes—swallowing them like oysters. (Better have a friend who knows the Heimlich present.)

The H2O orbs are called Ooho!, perhaps from the sound drinkers make when they explode and drip water on your shirt, as demonstrated in this video:

Read the whole article here.

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