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article imageHorse semen on menu at New Zealand food festival

By Lynn Curwin     Feb 19, 2011 in Food
Hokitika - Shots of horse semen are just one of the items on the menu at the Hokitika Wildfoods festival, which is being held in New Zealand next month.
For those who think the natural taste might be too unpleasant they can choose cherry, licorice or banoffee pie flavour.
Lindsay Kerslake, a race horse owner from Christchurch, thought of the idea after he heard about people drinking bull's semen.
"Horses are pure testosterone. They have hardly any cholesterol, so the idea is you knock it back and feel like a stallion yourself," quoted him as saying.
"You'll have as much zizz as a stallion for a week afterwards."
He added that he is "pretty confident tests will explain how and why it makes you feel so good, but that's still being worked on."
He said he had not tried the product himself but assures people it is safe as it is being collected using an artificial vagina and stored in the same formula used by breeders.
"You often hear from a female perspective that semen has an awful alkaline taste, so we thought we'd better make it more user-friendly," TNT Magazine quoted him as saying when discussing the added flavours. "Think of it like a milkshake."
The shots, which cost NZ$10 each, will be served by women carrying riding whips and an energy drink chaser will be available. reported that, when asked if he had sampled the semen festival organiser Mike Keenan said: "God no, it's definitely not to my taste, but you'll be shocked how many people will go for it."
The Hokitika Wildfoods festival claims it "has spent the past 21 years earning its deserved reputation as the most outrageous wildfoods experience."
The theme for this year's event is "Where the Wild Foods Are."
Other foods it has featured include fried scorpions, ram’s testicles, bull penis, pig gut kebabs with fresh eel slime sauce and wasp larvae ice-cream.
Musical entertainment, belly dancing and an interactive ballet workshop are some of the other components of this year's festival, which will be held on March 12.
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