Guinea Pig-Flavored Ice Cream Is Real

A new frozen dessert has become the rage in Ecuador, routinely selling out at restaurants and grocery stores alike: guinea pig-flavored ice cream.

The rodent-infused dairy treat was invented by Maria Del Carmen Pilapana, who introduced the exotic dish at her food stand -- and soon found herself selling more than 150 servings a day, she says.

While people who aren't accustomed to devouring their children's pets might take solace in thinking the ice cream is only guinea pig-flavored, it should be noted that the dessert's name is misleading. Pilapana says the main ingredient in her creation is a special paste, which she makes from a guinea pig's flesh.

While the ice cream is new, guinea pigs are actually a common dish in several Latin American countries. It's taste has been compared to that of chicken.

Would you try?

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