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Fried bull testicles offered by Colorado congressman in Super Bowl wager

Published: January 29, 2014, 10:15 am, by Dalton Walker


You can’t get anything past BuzzFeed.

Everyone is trying to find a catchy Super Bowl angle and BuzzFeed certainly highlighted a nutty one.

The Denver Broncos will play the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl, Feb. 3. In honor of the big game, the Colorado House Delegation has a friendly wager with Washington House Delegation. Colorado’s delegation is offering what they call Colorado’s best-known delicacies.

Apparently one of our state’s finest delicacies is fried bull testicles, or more commonly known here as Rocky Mountain oysters. Yum?

Colorado Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, offered up the oysters. Others offered wine, peanut brittle and chocolate. Here’s the full list.

BuzzFeed quoted Bryan Thomas, communication director for Democratic Washington Rep. Rick Larsen.

“We will be happy to let the Republicans in our delegation have the Rocky Mountain oysters,” he said.

“If that’s the best delicacy they can come up with from their district I feel bad for them,” Thomas added.

I’ve never tried Rocky Mountain oysters. What do they taste like and where is the best place to try them?