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Dogs are on the menu at this ice cream shop in Taiwan

Posted August 19, 2018 1:15 p.m. EDT
Updated August 21, 2018 7:20 a.m. EDT

— Puppies are on the menu in a restaurant in Taiwan.

Every day, customers take pictures and tear into them, limb by limb, feeling sorry and happy at the same time. The Shar Pei puppies look almost too real to eat but are made with chocolate, milk tea or peanut-flavored ice cream.

The kitchen has been serving these treats since July, making them in special molds with a recipe that creates a hairy-looking frost on top of the ice cream. The ice cream is frozen at more than 20 degrees below zero so it will keep shape long enough for staff to color the puppies' eyes with choclate sauce before the wrinkled textures of the dog start melting.

Dogs are on the menu at this ice cream shop in Tawian

One puppy ice cream takes about five hours to make, and customers can devour the small ones for $3.50 and the larger ones for about $6.

Thanks to social media attention, the restaurant is struggling to keep up with demand, as they can only make 100 per day.