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The Alinea Edible Helium Balloon Tastes Like Green Apple

By: Meghan Young - Published: Feb 16, 2012 • References: alinea-restaurant and psfk
The Alinea Edible Helium Balloon is a new dessert delicacy that defies gravity. As its name suggests, it is a big bubble that can be consumed and digested. In place of colorful rubber material, the edible balloon is made out of a special and secretive mixture. The mixture boasts an elasticity that allows it to be blown up with helium without bursting.

Made in the only restaurant with three Michelin stars in Chicago, the Alinea Edible Helium Balloon tastes like green apples. Served on a string of dried apples, the Alinea Edible Helium Balloon can be popped and then consumed, or slowly sucked to get the full and funny effect of the helium in addition to the dessert itself. A needle is provided in order to eat it the first way.