Puppy-shaped ice cream is flying off shelves in Taiwan
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Puppy-shaped ice cream is flying off shelves in Taiwan

TAIWAN — Is it a tad morbid to be chopping up and devouring ice cream that’s shaped like cute, wrinkly puppies?

Maybe, but you can’t argue the fact that it’s also super instagrammable.

The J.C.co Air Kitchen restaurant in Kaohsiung, Taiwan has blown up social media for its dog-shaped ice creams that are so lifelike it’s downright disturbing. Modelled after the Shar-Pei dog, which originates from China, the peanut-flavoured treats are made in moulds using a recipe that creates the illusion of hairy-looking frost.

Each adorable, wrinkly pup is frozen at -22 degrees Farenheit, after which their eyes are painted with chocolate sauce. And if the Shar-Pei isn’t your favourite breed, the restaurant also makes a chocolate-flavoured pug version, as well as tea-flavour Labradors.

But it’s not as easy you think to get your hands on one of these puppies. The restaurant only makes about 100 a day and is having a tough time keeping up with demand. And if you are one of the lucky 100 to get one, it’s going to set you back a pretty penny, with prices as high as Can$8 for just one frozen pooch.

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