A Kiwi chocolatier's salami-tinged creation is proving to be a hit with men although meat-flavoured chocolate might not be everyone's idea of a yummy treat.
Brainchild of Hanna Frederick, the venison chocolate truffles are made from a blend of dark chocolate and ground-up salty dried meat.
Shaped like small sausages, the sweets have a salami aftertaste, she said.dmitting it was a weird combination, she said meat and chocolate went together "amazingly well", reports The Telegraph.
"There's this smoky taste to start, then a strong chocolate flavour comes in, and at the end you have this wonderful taste of salami," she told the Australian Associated Press.
She said the snack, being served as a starter to 150 people at New Zealand's Meat Industry Association conference, has proven a hit with men "who can't get enough of it", but admits women have been "quieter" in expressing approval.
"Women tend to love their chocolate more fruity, more feminine, and I guess meat doesn't have that feel to it," she said.