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Kiwis do drink like horses

world Updated: Feb 19, 2011 00:21 IST
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Long renowned for pioneering extreme sports such as bungee-jumping and heli-skiing, New Zealanders are now pushing culinary boundaries by serving up shots of horse semen to iron-stomached food lovers.

The equine delicacy will be on the menu at the annual Wildfoods Festival in the South Island town of Hokitika next month, along with other gastronomic delights such as raw scorpions, chocolate-covered beetles and deep-fried grubs.

“The idea is you’ll have as much zizz as a stallion for a week afterwards,” racehorse breeder Lindsay Kerslake, who came up with the semen surprise, told Fairfax Media.

He said the shots being sold at this year’s festival on March 12 would taste like a milkshake and be washed down with an energy drink chaser. Organiser Mike Keenan said he expected many festival patrons would sample the shots as a dare.