Oh Nessie, how you tease us with your existence. But what we can say for certain is that this super cute Nessie Ladle is 100% real. Your soups and sauces will never be the same! This awesome Nessie ladle is both practical and fun to use. With an easy to grip handle and it stands on it's own feet when you place it on the counter, just like real/not real Nessie!!