Media release: Poolicious Chocolate Now Available

Poolicious - a great new range of tasty chocolate - is now available at the Australian Museum.

Ever wondered what dinosaur poo tastes like? Or maybe you’re keen to snack on some currawong casts?

By looking to nature for inspiration, the Australian Museum has released a delicious new range of chocolate called Poolicious.

Featuring six diverse flavours, the tasty chocolate range replicates the appearance of animal poo or regurgitations – from the pellets of our feathered friends to the droppings of dinosaurs, koalas and lizards.

The chocolates aim to make learning about nature fun with each pack featuring quirky facts about the digestive habits of some of Australia’s native animals and prehistoric inhabitants.

Australian Museum Naturalist, Martyn Robinson, who helped create the treats said “the chocolates look like the dung, scats or casts of different animals but fortunately, they don’t taste or smell at all like them.”

Poolicious chocolate is a great novelty souvenir for tourists; the perfect Halloween trick for your friends; and, the ideal Christmas stocking filler.

Poolicious retails for $7.95 per 110gsm pack and is now available for sale from the Australian Museum shop.

POOLICIOUS FACTS

Chocolate coconut owl pellets

Barn Owls eat small animals. The indigestible parts are regurgitated as pellets that include sharp bits of claw, bone and teeth.

Chocolate fruit and nut lizard poo

Blue-tongued lizards produce two-tone dung consisting of dark remains and a pellet containing solid white urea (sometimes known as ‘bushman’s chalk’).

Chocolate raspberry koala poo

Koalas feed on eucalyptus leaves and rarely drink water. Their dung, found around the tree base, is very dry and has high eucalyptus oil content.

Chocolate sultana rock wallaby poo 

Rock-wallabies, being small, keep to the safety of rocky outcrops where they feed on dry, unappetising plants.

Chocolate peanut currawong casts

Currawongs eat smaller animals and berries. They regurgitate the indigestible seeds, shells and bones as ‘casts’ each morning after drinking.

Chocolate aniseed dinosaur poo

Dinosaur coprolites are fossilised dung and are very rare. They may contain bone or plant fragments that scientists can use to reveal the dinosaur’s diet.

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