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NEW YORK (FOX19) -

The pastry chef behind the cronut is at it again. This time he's putting a sweet, peanut butter twist on lobster tails.

Sounds gross, right? That's until you realize it's actually just a peanut butter-stuffed pretzel in the shape of a lobster tail – no real fish involved.

Chef Dominique Ansel unveiled the Pretzel Lobster Tail on Thursday. He says the lobster shape makes it easier to tear apart into bite sized segments and dip in the accompanying honey brown butter.

Ansel rose to fame in 2013 when he developed the croissant/donut hybrid known as a Cronut. The pastry reached viral fame thanks to NYC patrons who would wait hours in line to purchase the exclusive treat.

A frenzy even spawned a Cronut black market where scalpers would sell them for up to $100 each.

Will the Pretzel Lobster will reach Cronut's success? We'll find out Saturday when it officially goes on sale at Ansel's NYC bakery. They go for $8 a pop. 

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