A restaurant in Prague, a city in Europe, is selling a dessert shaped like the novel coronavirus in an effort to revive from a business slump and it is already proving a hit with customers.
Normally, the city would bustle with visitors admiring its cubist interior, but it suffered as it battled one of Europe’s highest rates of coronavirus infections in the world and travel was halted.
The maker of the dessert, Olga Budnik, said she got the idea during the lockdown.
“I found a photo of the virus on the internet and I figured out in detail how to make the dessert – how to make the spikes, what the color would be like, and I prepared it all,” she said.
The dessert is slightly smaller than a tennis ball, with a chocolate crust and cocoa butter spray dust. The “spikes” of the virus are made from white chocolate and dried raspberries.
There is a pistachio inside, filled in the center with raspberry puree and raspberries. With sales of more than 100 pieces per day and increasing, the delicacy has been a great success.
“The coronavirus crisis has meant a huge drop for us, in tens of percent, like for other gastro enterprises,” the cafe’s marketing manager Vojtech Hermanek said.
“But at the same time it was a chance to bring out the coronavirus cake which is a symbol showing that not everything is lost,” he said.
The next product, a COVID-19 vaccination-themed sweet that will taste of citrus and liqueur, is already under plans for Budnik, a Ukrainian living in Prague for the past six years.