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Would You Eat This Chapulines Taco?

On a recent dining adventure, Joe at Serious Eats passed up the carnitas tacos in favor of a taco filled with chapulines, a variety of grasshopper that is a prized delicacy in Oaxacan Mexican cuisine. As long as I didn't think about where it came from, the sensual description of the chapulines as "crunchy, nutty, and slightly salty" had me craving one! Are you grossed out by the thought of eating an insect with a crunchy exoskeleton, or does this delicacy appeal to you, too?


nmac18 nmac18 9 years
While my cat could probably eat this, I definitely would not.
Xandara Xandara 9 years
stephsharer stephsharer 9 years
i've actually had this taco at jose andres restaurant oyamel.
hannahsnow hannahsnow 9 years
I've had them before, but I don't think I could stomach a whole taco full.
linds1019 linds1019 9 years
That makes me want to throw up...totally gross.
gelita gelita 9 years
ohhh my god!!!!!!!! i'm drolling!!!!!!!! i haven't had a chapulin in weeks!!!!!!!!! i eat them alone or with a little lemon and what about putting some in a delicious tlayuda?????
designergirl designergirl 9 years
I've had these- not bad, not great, either. Just crunchy.
peachkellipop peachkellipop 9 years
how exciting! i was the 100th vote! i'd try them if i wasn't the only one. someone else would probably have to try it first!
L0neLyHeArT L0neLyHeArT 9 years
I'll try them.
mckena mckena 9 years
NO! even LOOKING at bugs makes me grossed out.
gabiushka gabiushka 9 years
I've had them as well, and think they are a better source of protein than beef or pork. They taste very good.
WineUnleashed WineUnleashed 9 years
I actually have had chapuline Enchiladas down in Oaxaca. There are different size grasshoppers that range in size from Saffron to huge 6 inch ones. I had the nice dainty ones. They are sautéed in chile and garlic so that is basically what they tasted like. Crunchy... this was the only reminder I was eating an insect. I recommend lots of Tequila! Cheers, Angela
lolococo lolococo 9 years
No way!! Sick!
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
thank goodness i'm a vegetarian so it's not hard for me to answer that - but i think that it wouldn't eat it anyway! i'm not into the whole eating bugs thing - it's just not my cup of tea.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 9 years
Sure. I mean, what's the worst that could happen, right?
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 9 years
bugs are not on my list of acceptable menu items. i'd sooner eat dirt.
Not in a million years, I dont do insect
ladychaos ladychaos 9 years
I second Le Luxe.
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
When i was looking at the pic I thought it looked good, but then when i found out it was grasshoppers i was grossed out.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 9 years
I can be bought! Pay me, and I'll do it, ha!
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 9 years
I don't think I will ever regret not eating a grasshopper taco. :barf:
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
NdHebert NdHebert 9 years
No way!!!
LoveSarah LoveSarah 9 years
shopgirl123 shopgirl123 9 years
eek!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nasty nasty nasty!!!!!!!!!!
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