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Two chocolate fish side by side
|Place of origin||New Zealand|
|Main ingredient(s)||Pink or white marshmallow, milk chocolate|
They are fish-shaped, 6 to 8 inches in length, and are made of pink or white marshmallow covered in a thin layer of milk chocolate with the ripples or (scales) on the fish created simply by the fish moving under a blower; this slides the unset chocolate back, creating the illusion of scales on the fish. Several companies make the fish, but the most well recognised is Cadbury. Smaller, or 'fun-sized' variants of the chocolate fish are colloquially referred to as "sprats". For a short period, in the late 1990s - early 2000, there was a Tip Top brand chocolate fish ice-cream.
- "...for many years a brand of chocolate fish was known as “Pelorus Jack”.", 1966, A Encyclopaedia of New Zealand
- "I'll Buy You A Chocolate Fish If...", 1973
- "The food we love – the tastes of New Zealanders"