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General Discussion | Horse semen shots on Wildfoods menu


DineOut Admin
18th Feb 2011
They closed down the comments section on this one pretty quick!


Ram's testicles are so passe - this year extreme foodies wanting a real taste test will be lining up for a shot of stallion semen.

Horse semen shots, to be followed with a swig of energy drink, are the new kids on the kitchen block at the famed Hokitika Wildfoods festival next month.

The shots will be provided by racehorse owner Lindsay Kerslake, of Christchurch, who says he came up with the idea after hearing about people drinking bull's semen.

"I thought, horses are all testosterone, they have hardly any cholesterol, so the idea is you'll have as much zizz as a stallion for a week afterwards," Kerslake said.

"It's all safe - we're getting the semen in the same way breeders do, using an artificial vagina and storing it in the formula they use. It will be like a milkshake."

Kerslake said some of the shots would be flavoured, and there might even be a possibility punters could request a particular horse.

The shot would be washed down with an energy drink called "Powerhorse", which was similar to Red Bull.

"We didn't want to use Red Bull cos that gives the idea of a bull, not a horse," Kerslake said.

Though he was yet to try a shot - saying he wasn't qualified to judge on taste - Kerslake was sure the shots would be a big drawcard for the festival.

Wildfoods spokeswoman Megan Wilson said the semen shots would definitely be "for the brave".

"But I don't think it's that disgusting. We never think anything is disgusting."

Other delicacies on this years' menu were Weka and Pukeko.

Though Weka is protected in New Zealand, it is legal to hunt the bird in the Chatham Islands, as long as hunters do not sell the meat.

Department of Conservation spokesman Rory Newsam said they would advise the Wildfoods organisers to make sure they were clear about the regulations before offering either bird.

"We don't want the organisers inadvertently breaching any of these protections and so we'd advise them to check the protections closely before they go ahead with their plans," he said.

Kaio (sea tulip) shots, raw and cooked scorpions, and several scrumptious but less adventurous treats like venison chilli and garlic sea cucumber were also on the list.

The festival is on March 12.
DineOut VIP
18th Feb 2011
Horse semen is not a food. ewwwwww!!!
nulli secundus
DineOut VIP
18th Feb 2011
If we civilized New Zealanders think that hose semen is a food then God help us . We have already sunk to the bottom of the pit being a 3rd world country ...what other lows do we have top stoop to...???
paul and helen
DineOut VIP
18th Feb 2011
jeez if this makes the international press they will think of us lower than those sheep shaggin australians!
indigo girl
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19th Feb 2011
It's just plain icky!!!
Ian Bradley
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19th Feb 2011
Oh please, come on...


paul and helen
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20th Feb 2011
not something i needed to read at breakfast time ian, made me spill my coffee laughing
20th Feb 2011
if each year they have to keep pushing the boundaries to come up with more outlandish foods then perhaps after this year its time to draw the curtain on the festival.
On the other hand there is still the Masai tribesmans habit of draining blood from their cows throat and drinking it....maybe that can be next year 9although I think thats an anticlimax after the horse semen).
paul and helen
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20th Feb 2011
oh trust me, years back i was shooting rabbits on a deer farm, asians would turn up for when the deer were getting dehorned and wanted to drink the antler blood
nulli secundus
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20th Feb 2011
oh my God , the human race has indeed sunk to an all time it will be guinea pig ear wax fritters ! I'm over this topic now....not that I want the last word but I'll never open or read this thread again...YUK !
Ian Bradley
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20th Feb 2011
What next, live shots from the horse?

Right, now that Ive broken the laws of several countries, and left an indelible picture in every ones' head, Im off smile :)
21st Feb 2011
horse semen is not food... it's a drink poke tongue :P

I caught this news on nightline and had to eudure long (felt long) video clip of an erected stallion running back and forth the field, cam centred on the appendage of course... urgh :S
21st Feb 2011
I'd rather eat WEKA - which apparently can be farmed
DineOut VIP
22nd Feb 2011
Weka? A bird?
paul and helen
DineOut VIP
22nd Feb 2011
yeah almost as tasty as wood pidgeon........oops
Bunny Eats
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28th Feb 2011
If eggs are acceptable food, then why not semen?

(just stirring the proverbial pot)
nulli secundus
DineOut VIP
28th Feb 2011
Oh ! dear me ...buda you are a darling but what a worry...
Bunny Eats
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1st Mar 2011
teehee. Don't worry, there's no semen eating around here.

Is it feasible to have a proper debate about eggs vs semen as food?
Bunny Eats
DineOut VIP
14th Mar 2011
Westland mayor was game. I don't know about this though, it doesn't even look like food. If they presented it like a familiar dish with just a wacky ingredient, it would be different. But this looks like she's eating sperm.

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