Is Horse Semen the New Milkshake?

horseConsuming horse meat is one thing. But horse semen? Well, that's quite another.

Yet, some culinary enthusiasts in New Zealand are determined to bring this delicacy to the masses. They'll be serving up shots of horse semen washed down with an energy drink chaser at the annual Wildfoods Festival next month -- wild foods indeed!

The draw of such a product is probably obvious to everyone. But just in case it's not, here's one of the racehorse breeders explaining the concept:

The idea is you'll have as much zizz as a stallion for a week afterwards.

A dream come true! (And yes, folks, he said "zizz.")

So what does horse baby gravy taste like? Well, I would think that should be obvious, too ...


According to the very same racehorse breeder, it tastes like a milkshake, which is why he was inspired to experiment with different flavors including chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.

Can we just be serious for a minute though? The Wildfoods Festival began 22 years ago as a way for the good people of New Zealand to "get out of their comfort zone" and sample unusual offerings. In the past, the festival menu has included such fare as: raw scorpions, chocolate-covered beetles, deep-fried grubs, rams' testicles, and bulls' penises.

Festival-goers are actually excited about eating food like this -- it's like a really intense game of Truth or Dare without the Truth option.

Viewed through that lens, it's easy to see why festival organizers might be so enthusiastic about upping the ante this year with a completely over-the-top idea like horse zizz. Still, there'd have to be a lot more than strawberries and an energy drink to convince me that this is a good idea.

And before you soothe your anxiety by telling yourself such a bad idea could never make its way over here, let me just remind me you of another insane New Zealand import: Bungee-jumping. Who's scared now?

Would you try horse semen if given the chance?


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