New Zealand Hokitika Wildfoods Festival

Posted: April 11, 2012 in Celebration, Festival, Food, Hokitika Wildfoods Festival, horse, horse semen, Human Behavior, Nature, New Zealand, semen

The main attraction at the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival this Saturday was horse semen.

The event has gained notoriety over the last two years after it started offering shots of horse semen to festival-goers and surprisingly the stall has become one of the most popular.

Even the mayor of Hokitika, Maureen Pugh, didn’t shy away from the stallion juice.

Mr Walsh, a vineyard worker in Blenheim, was attending his third Hokitika Wildfoods Festival on Saturday.

The protein shot was definitely the craziest thing yet, the 24-year-old said.

“I don’t like calling it horse semen. I just call it milkshake because that’s what it tastes like.”

Mr Walsh, originally from Palmerston North, hadn’t planned on trying the equestrian smoothie, he said.

“It was a blend of people urging me to do it and the girls I was with paying for it. Then the guy [stall holder] said `take a knee’ so I did.”

The taste wasn’t that bad, he said. “I thought it would be creamy and curdled. The grossest part was it hitting me in the face.”

The stall had a microscope so punters could see the live semen, he said.

“I didn’t look in,” he said. “That would have freaked me out.”

The 23rd Wildfoods Festival had other delicacies on offer, including mountain oysters (sheep’s testicles), live huhu grubs and grasshoppers.,51,0,0,html

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