Huge chunk of meat

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Name huge chunk of meat
Base price 105 zm
Nutrition 2000
Turns to eat 20
Weight 400
Conduct meat

A huge chunk of meat is a type of comestible in NetHack. It is as massive as its name suggests, and provides the highest nutrition value of any comestible in the game at 2000 nutrition, but also weighs the most of any non-corpse comestible at 400 aum.

The following information pertains to an upcoming version (NetHack 3.7.0). If this version is now released, please verify that it is still accurate, then update the page to incorporate this information.

The huge chunk of meat is renamed to enormous meatball in commit 85099512


The huge chunk of meat is only created by zapping a boulder with a spell of stone to flesh.


Eating a huge chunk of meat will likely make you oversatiated unless you were fainting beforehand - beware eating anything if you are oversatiated, as you are very likely to choke over your food and die unless you are breathless or wearing an amulet of life saving.

The huge gain in nutrition will keep you satiated for at least a few hundred turns, which abuses dexterity - be prepared to exercise enough to potentially offset the stat abuse, or else have a way to fix lowered stats. Said nutrition should also last long enough for you to find some lighter sources of permafood and provide a "buffer" for nutrition drain from any spellcasting. Healers in particular always start with the spell of stone to flesh, which can be cast more reliably once they gain some experience levels and allows them to keep well-fed so long as they can find boulders.



In SlashTHEM, huge chunks of meat can appear among the food sold in delicatessen shops. Hunger hulks also leave behind huge chunks of meat rather than boulders while tunneling.

Encyclopedia entry

See the encyclopedia entry for meatball.