Are These Ice Cream Puppies Creepy or Cute?
It’s kind of hard to decide.
Puppies are cute. (All that engaging energy.) Shar-Pei puppies are insanely cute. (All those adorable folds of skin.) But eerily lifelike Shar-Pei puppies made out of ice cream? Those actually seem both cute and insane. (Who wants to cut off their heads and limbs in order to eat them?)
An ice cream shop in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is serving up unbelievably realistic-looking ice cream treats in the shape of Shar-Pei dogs. They come in three flavors — peanut, chocolate and milk tea — and, per this Newsweek video, appear to come in a few different poses as well.
Each puppy takes about five hours to make, using a mold and then applying details by hand, and the shop, J.C. Co Art Kitchen, can create only about 100 per day, so demand, not surprisingly, is outpacing supply, according to reports. They cost about $3.50 each.
"I feel sorry for him because he has been made to look very lifelike," one customer faced with slicing into the skull of the ice cream Shar-Pei told the BBC. "It’s as if a real dog is lying here, and I feel like cutting into him will hurt him."
Yeah, unnerving for sure, as this video imagining how dogs would react underscores. Poor little puppies.