Jellyfish Candy

If life hands you lemons, make lemonade, as the saying goes. But what if life hands you a 450-pound jellyfish instead? As Fast Company’s blog puts it: “A raw caramel craze is sweeping Japan. At the same time, fishermen in the Sea of Japan are tormented by invasive swarms of Echizen Kurage (Nomura’s jellyfish), a giant jellyfish that weighs up to 450 pounds and measures two meters wide.”

So, naturally, a “group of enterprising students at Obama Fisheries High School (located in the Japanese town of Obama no less!) have brought together these disparate phenomena by developing a sweet and salty caramel made out of sugar, starch syrup, and jellyfish powder, which is produced by boiling jellyfish into a paste and grinding it into tiny particles.”

That’ll show those jellyfish.

Image source: Flickr member sara.atkins under Creative Commons

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