The title is not misleading. I did eat poop on live TV over the weekend. Lucky for me, it was edible "poop" of the Destination Science variety.
Last week I was contacted about a cool opportunity to promote Destination Science on Good Day Sacramento. I was supposed to go on and talk about some of the things we do at camp, maybe demo the robots and other cool things.
Then I mentioned how two weeks ago, I made the edible poop with my students and they loved it. The producer said making poop and eating it live was a "Good Day dream." So it was settled that I would be making the poop.
Last summer at training when we learned how to make this poop I was very grossed out. But now I've eaten so much of it, I gotta admit it is pretty tasty.
Here's the clip to see for yourself.
The recipe is:
1 tbs butter
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 tbs cocoa powder
3 tbs powdered sugar
1/2 slice american cheese
crumbled oreos (to represent undigested bits of food)
Mix it all together in a plastic bag. Adjust quantities as needed to achieve proper consistency.
Finally, gross out everyone you know!