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Would You Eat These Chocolate Covered Insects?

While browsing online, I came across these chocolate-covered insects. Although insects are a category of food that Americans aren't accustomed to eating, they have long been a prized delicacy in places like Thailand, Australia, and China. The purveyors of this delicious product, which includes both crickets and larvae, describe it as tasting "like chocolate-covered popcorn." I think chocolate-covered popcorn is absolutely delicious, so I would want to try one of these. What about you: Would you try one? Which would you eat first, the larvae or the adult cricket?


tinacolada tinacolada 9 years
Ugh! Never! If I wanted to eat bugs, I'd go on Fear Factor.
Aclarie Aclarie 9 years
Crickets are one of my favorite things to eat. Insects are considered Microlivestock and there are a few farms that raise insects in a safe enviorment so they can be eaten. Though people that say in a million years no think about how fast meat is being consumed eventually we may run out of cows, chicken, pigs and things and have to go to either soylent green or insects. Insects are a good source of proteins just like those found in meat. A good think about them is that they do not carry e. coli or salmonella.
loveletheresa loveletheresa 9 years
I'd never go near it...yes, even if it was the last thing to eat on earth. lol
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 9 years
Anything that LOOKS like a bug= No.
susugar susugar 9 years
I'm a chocolate dependent, and I consider this an offense to all chocolate lovers....have said :-S
HipMom HipMom 9 years
No way. Absolutely Not. Maybe a small bite for a million dollars. But not really.
looseseal looseseal 9 years
I'm Chinese and I don't eat bugs. And I don't know anyone who does. So... we don't all eat bugs (ditto with dogs). Funnily enough, whenever I hear about someone eating bugs in China, it's always been a visitor, not a local. Maybe a special feast especially made to have some fun with visitors? I mean, I wouldn't be surprised if bug-eating locals exist... but it's not as common as people outside of China might think it is.
Rouge-Noir Rouge-Noir 9 years
Wackdoodle: your childhood story is very sweet:-) Still, I would pass on the chocolate-covered bug eating. The larvae look like dog droppings to me.
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 9 years
tglynn tglynn 9 years
Ahaha, I did this twice. The first was a live ( non chocolate) cricket. I feed them to my frogs and I was just curious. The second (chocolate this time) was at an ice cream parlor. If you ate one you got a free cone! :D
annam89 annam89 9 years
NEVER NEVER they look so gross !
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
We were talking about this at work last week. I have eaten chocolate covered bugs. I did it when I was about 7. A new neighbor moved in to my neighborhood and I was the one kid welcoming committee. The new neighbors (an older husband and wife)were from South Africa. I remember one day the man was sitting outside on his porch munching on something, I went over to just gab at him (cuz I was a chatty child). He offered me something covered in chocolate. I asked what it was and he said "chocolate covered ants and crickets" I went "OKAY! Thank you." And took one of each and ate them. That afternoon I sat with this gentleman for hours while he told me about living in different parts of Africa (he was white, me black) and we ate different chocolate covered bugs. No regrets, just yummy and educational. I don't think my little brain made the connection that I was eating real bugs but I do know that I liked them. I remember they tasted like roasted nuts covered in chocolate. Before the man and his wife moved away I asked my dad to find some chocolate covered bugs for me to give them as a moving present. My dad asked why and was I trying to insult them. I told him about how I ate bugs with the old man and my dad laughed and said from what he had read that certain tribes around Africa eat bugs as their sole source of protein. My dad thought it was cool that I ate the bugs with the guy from South Africa. He found some tins of chocolate covered crickets and grasshoppers (which were apparently expensive and hard to get) and I give them to the couple before they moved. They were very grateful. Years later I thought about that - that I ate chocolate covered bugs and still to this day I go "big deal". Heck when I was young and would be out playing bugs would fly in my mouth all the time plus I rolled in the mud and ate dirt - I was always far more scared to swallow a seed because I thought a tree would grow and burst through my stomach. I was bound to have eaten bugs at some point. Luckily I've had plain and chocolate. Give me chocolate anyday!
insanitypepper insanitypepper 9 years
I'm allergic to the bites and stings of so many insects that i just could not bring myself to get that close with one of my own free will, even if it is dead and non-venomous.
jessie jessie 9 years
no thanks, i'll pass.
gelita gelita 9 years
of course i'll do it!!!!! i love Oaxaca's crickets... anda i´ve also tried mosquitos eggs... and ants filled with natural honey... i can imagine the cronchines to the crickets... yum!!!!!!
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 9 years
hell no!
ummyeaitsmarcie ummyeaitsmarcie 9 years
eh, its not so bad, some are better than others, the worst tasting thing I ate (intentionally) was a dried type of caterpillar that tasted like tree bark. I'm pretty much up for anything once. lol
soapbox soapbox 9 years
I would only eat the grasshoppers; I have a serious fear of larvae, even if it was covered in chocolate.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
only if I were forced to and even then would have to be for some serious cash prize!
taratootie taratootie 9 years
Bahahaaaa! Yum, this is amazing! I put "Yes, in fact, I have eaten insect before." Let me explain... I got extra credit for eating crickets, mealworms and mussels in my invertebrate biology class a couple years ago in college. Its sad to say, but I had a harder time with the mussels than anything else. I LOVE seafood, but after you spend 2 hours dissecting live ones and learning that the majority of what you eat is GONADS (sexual organs)... the mussels are pretty gross!
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 9 years
i dont think so, get me drunk....then maybe.... lol jk jk
buttafli2112 buttafli2112 9 years
noooooooooooooooooo thank you
Red-Sharpie Red-Sharpie 9 years
"It's not kosher" is always my excuse for not eating weird things. Not that I would eat them anyway but who has to know ;)
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 9 years
Woah. Perhaps the voting button should be changed to "I've *willingly* eaten insects before." Any bikers out there with bug-in-your-teeth stories? :D
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