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A German Butcher's Grosse Idea: Meat Smoothies

*Note: grosse (große) means great in German...

German butcher Peter Klassen presenting his meat drinks
German butcher Peter Klassen presenting his meat drinks
Stuart Richardson

Warning: It may look like a mixed-berry smoothie, or chocolate milkshake. But it's best to smell what's in the cup before drinking. A butcher in Temmels, Germany, has invented three chilled "meat drinks' for people who would like to ditch their coffee or detox shake for a protein-packed substitute.

Peter Klassen, 55, has spent the last three years developing recipes and one million euros of investment in the project. In an interview with the Berlin-based newspaper Die Welt, Klassen explained that his greatest difficulty in getting his meat smoothies on the market hasn't been a lack of public interest but rather finding a way to "make the meat so smooth that you can't feel any morsels on your tongue anymore." Ideally, the drinks' contents should be "as fine as cocoa."

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