Over the years I've been somewhat de-sensitised to the odd flavour combinations that pop-up in the snack aisles of the Japanese convenience stores... but this I just had to show you.

So please, um... enjoy the perfect match of shrimp and chocolate?!

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Ok... so how do they taste? Well, despite my initial reluctance to try them I eventually did after a few glasses of wine, and can now tell you they taste like chocolate biscuits... with a strangely appealing seafood aftertaste.

But then, I may have had too much to drink.