Posted March 09, 2019 11:51:23 A man in his 40s is hoping to start a tooth absinthe bakery in his local community.
Key points:John Waggly said the business would cater to both medicinal and recreational usersThe idea came to him in the middle of the night and the next day he was able to find someone to help him get startedJohn Wiggly, of Waggies Sweet Tooth bakery in Waggys, north of Melbourne, says he was overwhelmed by the interest he received.
“I’m looking at a whole lot of potential customers and I’m looking for a few things, and I thought, ‘Hey, you know, there’s a tooth on the top of this cake and I can use it to clean the tooth’,” he said.
“So I thought I’d get it to the bottom of the cake and have some fun with it.”
“I thought, if I can just use the tooth, that’s a win-win for everybody, it’ll just be a bit of fun for the customers.”
John Wiggs says he wants to cater for both medicinal users and recreational ones.
“The idea for the tooth absinth is to make a product that’s therapeutic for both people,” he said.
“It’s really going to be a positive thing for the community.”
He is now selling tooth absinethashecakes at local and regional events, and is hoping he can grow his business to a national scale.
He is also interested in expanding his business and has applied for an industrial licence.
Mr Wiggles is also working with his dentist to start the business, and has already received a referral from the Health Department.
He said the tooth is the first product that he has received in a tooth extraction since it was discovered, and he is now considering how to grow it.
“There’s definitely a lot of work to do with the tooth and that’s why I’m really excited about the idea,” he told the ABC.
“It’s so much fun for me, so I’m very, very excited about it.
I’m just really looking forward to it.”