Sanxingdui Museum: Bronze-mask-shaped ice pops
The Sanxingdui Museum in Southwest China’s Sichuan province, home to ancient relics unearthed from the Sanxingdui Ruins site, has recently rolled out two ice popsicles shaped like the bronze face masks excavated from the sacrificial pits of the site. The ice treats are flavored with "bronze" matcha and "excavation" chocolate, and are proving very popular among summer visitors.
Shaanxi History Museum: Tiger-shaped biscuits
The bronze tiger-shaped tally discovered in Ducheng village in the southern suburb of Xi'an of Shaanxi province is the one of most precious treasures of the Shaanxi History Museum. To make people experience the charm of this national treasure, which was a sign for the power to deploy troops in ancient China, the museum has rolled out biscuits modeled after the tiger-shaped tally. When trying the biscuits with the milk or chocolate flavor, people can feel the tiger’s power and prestige.
Tsinghua University Art Museum: Dessert gift box with encouraging phrases
To celebrate the 110th anniversary of the founding of Tsinghua University in 2021, the Tsinghua University Art Museum recently rolled out a dessert gift box based on an exhibition featuring the personal letters of renowned Tsinghua graduates. Six motivational phrases from their letters were molded onto the traditional Chinese desserts to inspire students to make unremitting efforts to achieve their academic goals.
Palace Museum: Beast-shaped ice pop
To celebrate the 94th anniversary of the founding of the Palace Museum in Beijing in 2019, the museum released assorted cultural and creative products, among them an ice popsicle that has gained a lot of popularity among visitors. It was inspired by a beast sitting on the roof ridge of the museum’s watchtower. The ice pop costs 10 yuan ($1.55), and comes in the flavors of mango, chocolate, and milk.
The National Museum of China: Ice pops modeled after bronze vessel and pottery figures
In the ice cream bar of the National Museum of China in Beijing, there are two “cultural relic ice pops”! They were vividly modeled after artifacts from the museum's collection: a tomb figurine of a storyteller and a bronze rhinoceros 'zun' vessel decorated with cloud patterns. Flavored with matcha and chocolate, the ice pops give visitors a deep impression of the cultural relics of the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220).
Suzhou Museum: Celadon bowl shaped cookies
Have you ever thought of eating “cultural relics”? Inspired by a celadon bowl with lotus petal designs from the Five Dynasties (907-960) from its permanent collection, the Suzhou Museum in East China’s Jiangsu province has designed cookies with the flavor of matcha to imitate the mild color of the bowl. The mouth-watering cookies delight the foodies who visit the museum, and are perfect yummy refreshments for afternoon tea.
Capital Museum: Ice pop inspired by ancient cooker
The Capital Museum launched an ice pop at the beginning of the Chinese Year of the Ox. Inspired by the most precious treasure of the museum: a bronze steamer dating to the early Western Zhou Dynasty (c.11th century-771 BC) unearthed in southwestern Beijing, The popsicle bears the intriguing ox-head motif of the bronze steamer. Available in matcha and chocolate, the ice pop delights visitors’ taste buds.