Last spring, for the season four finale of The Walking Dead, a Philadelphia brewery created an exclusive, limited batch edition of a goat brain beer called the Dock Street Walker — which it should be duly noted that I sampled at the egging on of the UPROXX staff.
Not to let us Yanks have all the fun though, because out in the United Kingdom, Messhead — a collaboration of London-based chefs, Mess London chef James Thomlinson and Miss Cakehead — have created a “human flesh” cannibal burger to coincide with the premiere of the fifth season.
Don’t worry, though, because the burgers aren’t really made of people. I think. Or so they say.
Well the Messhead team came up with a genius, if somewhat gory, solution. They studied the testimonials of infamous cannibals, including the author and journalist William Seabrook, who described the taste of human flesh as being like ‘good, fully developed veal, not young, but not yet beef’. Shudder.
And after much experimenting the Messhead’s decided a burger mix including pork, veal, chicken livers and bone marrow best replicated the taste and texture.
The burgers won’t be served at a particular restaurant, but at a pop-up called Terminus Tavern — the secret East London location to be revealed on Twitter prior to the Tuesday, September 30th launch. Being that I was the guinea pig for the last Walking Dead-related food oddity, just putting it out there to the UPROXX overlords that I would be once again willing to take one for the team if they’d like to send me to London next week to sample this new culinary monstrosity.
It’s a difficult job but somebody’s got to do it.