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Monday, 12 August 2013

Calling on the Jellymongers and their incrEdible experience at Kew Gardens!

Jelly moulding wizardry, neon lakes and crazy golf with bakewell tarts; Bompas & Parr have been hailed as the 20th century Willy Wonker...but we think they’re way cooler. The two friends began making bespoke jelly moulds in 2007 and before they knew it they were feeding a Prime Minister and Heston Blumenthal with their creative delights. Now Sam Bompas and Harry Parr, who turned the River Lea emerald green last month, wow the world with their psychadelic experiences and artworks. ilovgorgeous were so intrigued by the mischievous duo that we tracked Sam Bompas down in his lab to ask him some questions...

If you were a fruit what would you be? 
A durian fruit... I'm obsessed with the eerily flavoured flesh. The fruits are so pungent that they are banned on public transport across South East Asia. My grandfather got so into them that he once ended up in hospital with durian fever for eating too many (and not drinking whisky like locals do to balance it out). I eat all I can get my hands on! 

If you could create a crazy Bompas & Parr lunchbox, what would you put in it?
Candy sticks, pastel finger sandwiches, marbled quails eggs.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A lawyer. Doing this is far more fun!

Where would be the ultimate place to pull off a Bompas & Parr spectacle?
In the stomach of a living whale (without injuring it). 

What's been your favourite experiment/project so far?
Exploding jellies, and also the Truvia Voyage of Discovery where we flooded the roof of Selfridges to create a boating lake and float-up bar. 

If you could create a Bompas & Parr ice cream flavour, what would it be?
Old champagne sorbet 

Jelly pebbles, exploding jelly, stripy jelly... you have done it all! Can you still bare to eat jelly?!
We keep learning new things with jelly - there are ever more creative challenges. At the moment we are working on filling the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall with jelly. We've worked out the engineering challenges already.... 

Bompas & Parr have many cool projects coming up that are set to amaze; like the wedding cake explosion service, Guinness tasting and their latest fruity installation, “The IncrEdibles” at Kew Gardens. We had to go see it for ourselves, and loved it so much that we are running a competition to give away a family ticket to Kew gardens including the Bompas & Parr fruit salad boating experience. You can teach your little ones about the weird and wonderful world of edible plants, visit a floating pineapple island and discover the banana grotto beneath. We loved it and we know you will too, so take a sneak peak at our photos below and ENTER HERE!

To compliment Bompas & Parr’s tropical installation they have self published their own juicy book “Tutti Frutti”. You can pick your favouite fruity cover with a peelable fruit sticker title - view on their wesbsite here

1 comment:

  1. What a fun Blog Post, I love the fun idea of creating with Jelly! Kids love fun food.


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