So the joke goes (imagine a posh voice) - "Actually Snail shit is a delicacy where I come from!"
In that vein we have the latest scare tactics from the amazing Hokitika Wild Foods Festival - Horse Semen Shots.
However, rather than just serving up pure semen... they are adding flavours to it to make it more palatable.
The story - reported at stuff.co.nz - has got the back up of at least one reader judging by the comments section - the gist - that serving up shots of Horse Semen - is disgusting at so many levels - and that one of those levels is pornographic.
The idea behind the product - something to do with testosterone - making lazy guys horney again... so like:
STEP ONE - shot of horse semen
STEP TWO - take Viagra etc...
However experts also say you would have to swallow at least two litres of Horse semen - before you would notice anything.
It's all very Chinese medicine really.
In crude terms - horses are seen as sexual beasts - think hung like a horse.... stallion (often applied to Shane Warne). Therefore if you imbibe their semen - you too will be a well hung stallion.
Apparently John Key has had a few shots... in the vein hope that Hornery Warnie breaks up with Liz Hurley.
Yes I've had a glass of wine - and the day has been a slow one.