By Hadas Kuznits
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A center city Philadelphia chocolate shop is getting some extra publicity after former heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson wished folks a “Happy New Ear” on Twitter.READ MORE: Moderna Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Was Well-Tolerated And Generated Robust Immune Response In Children Ages 6 To 11
The proprietors at Chocolate By Mueller, at the Reading Terminal Market, are known for their body part chocolate molds — and their sense of humor.
“The day after Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield’s ear, my father put a slogan out there, ‘Ears that are okay to bite, the Mike Tyson special.’ And for 16 years they’ve been on display,” notes Glenn Mueller, one of the owners.
Yesterday, he says, one of their chocolate ears showed up on Mike Tyson’s own Twitter feed.
“Well, somebody was here recently that he knows, because my dad this year did a slogan, ‘Happy New Ear,’ and you can see it in the picture that he tweeted,” Mueller says.READ MORE: Police Release Surveillance Video Of Suspect, 2 Others Wanted In Connection To Murder Of 30-Year-Old Roynell Phavor Houston
Since that tweet, Chocolate By Mueller has gotten international attention.
“I saw it on Fox Sports, Yahoo Europe, I’ve seen it in French sports magazines online, (and) USA Today.”
And with the spotlight on him now, Mueller had one more thing to say:
“Happy New Ear!”MORE NEWS: King Of Prussia Businesses Provide Free Meals To Police, Fire, EMS Personnel During First Responders Appreciation Week