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Sun Jul 16, 2017, 07:28 PM

Little bugs that I have eaten

Crickets, ants, termite larvae, and grasshoppers. They ranged between a crispy texture (the ants) to a pleasant nuttiness (the grasshoppers) What bugs have you eaten?

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Reply Little bugs that I have eaten (Original post)
LSFL Jul 2017 OP
True Dough Jul 2017 #1
Doreen Jul 2017 #2
Xipe Totec Jul 2017 #3
samnsara Jul 2017 #4
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Kali Jul 2017 #19
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2017 #5
Cairycat Jul 2017 #6
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2017 #7
lunasun Jul 2017 #8
Throck Jul 2017 #9
jberryhill Jul 2017 #14
Throck Jul 2017 #18
IcyPeas Jul 2017 #10
Kali Jul 2017 #20
NotASurfer Jul 2017 #11
3catwoman3 Jul 2017 #12
herding cats Jul 2017 #13
eppur_se_muova Jul 2017 #15
TheBlackAdder Jul 2017 #16
Kali Jul 2017 #21
red dog 1 Jul 2017 #17
Floyd R. Turbo Jul 2017 #22

Response to LSFL (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 07:32 PM

1. Little bugs?

Sorry, I've moved on to much larger prey.





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Response to LSFL (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 07:35 PM

2. I never have but I am one of those people who would try.

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Response to LSFL (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 07:36 PM

3. Chapulines and escamoles

Also gusanos de maguey, but those were roasted and ground, and mixed into the guacamole.

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Response to LSFL (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 07:39 PM

4. on purpose?????

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Response to samnsara (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 02:24 PM

19. !

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Response to LSFL (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 07:41 PM

5. I am sure I've inadvertently eaten some, because the FDA does allow

some small amount of insect parts to be present in peanut butter and other food. But I've never knowingly or intentionally eaten any. My cats like June bugs, spiders and centipedes, though.
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Response to LSFL (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 07:56 PM

6. Dang near ate a fly this morning

I don't like any light but the glow of the computer monitor in the morning, but that attracts bugs. Spit out coffee all over the keyboard. Yuck!

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Response to LSFL (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 07:59 PM

7. I know an old lady who swallowed a fly...

but that would not be me.
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Response to LSFL (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 07:59 PM

8. Cooked Ants Crickets Grasshoppers. I have a friend who ate a live 17 yr cicada. no thanks

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Response to LSFL (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 08:13 PM

9. Try bicycle riding with your mouth open.

I got sand flies and yellow jackets.

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Response to Throck (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:02 PM

14. Yep

 


From cycling alone, I've eaten swarms of whatever is in season.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:51 PM

18. THWACK!

The sound of a bird bouncing off your helmet.

I thought this stuff only happened to motorcycle drivers.

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Response to LSFL (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 08:28 PM

10. how about some brownies made with cricket flour?

I will probably not be buying this but for those of you who are curious: Supposedly a good source of protein.

https://www.cricketflours.com/https://www.cricketflours.com/product/cricket-flour-brownie/


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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 02:26 PM

20. no, THIS is a good source of protein -

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Response to LSFL (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 08:35 PM

11. Chapul bar

Made with cricket flour - ground-up little bugs, but with a little spice tasted like a Mexican brownie. Have a couple at my desk. Snackable enough and nobody mooches them when I'm not there.

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Response to NotASurfer (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 08:46 PM

12. "Nobody mooches them."

I'll bet not -

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Response to LSFL (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 08:51 PM

13. I swallowed a gnat in my wine last week.

Does that count?

It tasted like fermented grapes, but with a nasty ick factor when it was swallowed.

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Response to LSFL (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:34 PM

15. A lot of people say they like the taste of cicadas. But I think they really eat them for revenge.



http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/cicada-cooking-pizza-tacos-jello-article-1.1314334


I hope this doesn't trigger another "Mexican caviar" thread.

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Response to LSFL (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 11:03 PM

16. I mostly drink my insects, all kinds of them. But, baked goods do come in a close second.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 02:29 PM

21. dang, coffee starts out pretty bad

before the damn little moths sneak into the pot overnight!

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Response to LSFL (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 12:48 PM

17. Back in the '70s, I was taking care of an apartment belonging to some friends who were out of town

and they had gotten as a present an assortment of chocolate candy with various insects in it.
They were little square chocolates, each wrapped individually, and each one had either ants, grasshoppers, crickets, bees or other insects as well.
A friend of mine was there with me
(He was the one who had given the chocolate insects as a gag gift)
I got the munchies and looked for something sweet to eat in the kitchen cupboard, found the assorted chocolate squares, (but didn't read the labels), and I ate several of them.
Soon, my friend came into the kitchen, and, upon seeing the empty wrappers of the 4 or 5 chocolate squares I had eaten, he started laughing uproariously.
"What are you laughing at"? I asked.
He said, "do you know what you just ate?
"Chocolate candy," I answered.
"Those are the insect candies I bought for Jim & Mary Ellen," he said.
"What?" I replied.
Then, he looked at the candy wrappers I had thrown away, and said:
"It looks like you preferred ants, because you ate 3 ant chocolates, 1 bee chocolate & 1 with crickets"
I immediately started boiling water to make tea, to "wash down" the insects, which made my friend laugh even louder.
(The only thing I remember about how they tasted was that they had a nut-like taste)

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Response to LSFL (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 03:09 PM

22. "Flies! Flies!"

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