Ever tasted human flesh? No? We haven’t either. But apparently it’s time we did.
Cannibal burgers have been developed by Messhead – a partnership between food visionaries Miss Cakehead and Mess London chef James Thomlinson.
This gruesome grub is to mark the launch of The Walking Dead Season 5. So I must clarify that it’s not really human flesh. It just tastes like it. Although, I’m not sure how any sane person knows what that tastes like.
So, how do you create a burger that tastes like something you’ve never actually tried? Well, the Messhead collaboration decided to study the testimonials of infamous cannibals. According to author and journalist William Seabrook, human flesh tastes like ‘good, fully developed veal, not young, but not yet beef’. If that isn’t enough to put you off your dinner I don’t know what is.
The team experimented with different types of meats and textures to come up with the perfect human happy meal. And after much deliberation, the mix of pork, veal, chicken livers and bone marrow came out on top as the best flesh like food. The cannibal Burger is born.
If after reading this article you’ve decided you want to give human flesh a taste, head to the Terminus Tavern pop-up. This will be in a secret location in East London on Tuesday 30th September and will be revealed via the hashtag #terminustavern on twitter.
Personally, the vegetarian option now seems a lot more inviting.