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EXNOLA Posts: 320
5/14/13 8:20 A

I have. They are served in small samples at the Insectarium in NOLA. (place has a beautiful indoor butterfly garden, too, and some lovely mosaics made with colorful beetle specimens- even for the "bugs are yucky" crowd it is an interesting place to go so next time you are in NOLA, give it a try)
My children and I have had chocolate chirp cookies- chocolate chip cookies with very small crickets, Cajun spiced crickets, meal worm mango salsa, and I can't remember what else. The crickets are just crunchy, like chips, but the meal worms were a bit hard to eat. I couldn't taste them, but the look was unappetizing. My preschool age kids really liked the spiced crickets and LOVED the chocolate chirp cookies.
Pretty sure I wouldn't buy them and cook them myself though.

TRYINGTOLOSE64 Posts: 93,051
5/14/13 6:31 A


NISSANGIRL Posts: 24,129
5/14/13 6:30 A


CARRIENIGN SparkPoints: (101,272)
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5/14/13 6:30 A

You do every time you eat peanut butter or chocolate!

Look it up! Per FDA regulations, for every certain amount of these foods, there are a number of insect parts allowable.


TCANNO SparkPoints: (359,297)
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5/14/13 6:25 A

I can only say maybe but not unless I had to

TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
5/14/13 6:23 A

No way -- no insects for me

TWININGS12 SparkPoints: (17,330)
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5/14/13 6:09 A


WELLNESSME09 Posts: 7,634
5/14/13 6:08 A


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5/14/13 6:04 A


5/14/13 6:00 A

i do not eat insects or rodents of any kind...crustaceans are not really on my list of fine foods either. if i had to think about meat too much, i'd be a vegetarian

5/14/13 6:00 A

Not willingly....ick

-SHAWN- Posts: 25,252
5/14/13 5:03 A


DWROBERGE Posts: 367,122
5/14/13 3:15 A


NETGUNNY SparkPoints: (99,235)
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5/14/13 3:05 A

Not without a really, REALLY good reason. But, in the right situation . . . Google the book, ALIVE!

FISHER011 Posts: 1,603
5/14/13 2:29 A


5/14/13 1:29 A

While it sounds gross, I suspect I would if I had to. Depends on how they were fixed. I like Escargot (snails)

EOWYN2424 Posts: 9,108
5/14/13 1:06 A

Hmmm! Interesting! I'm curious to how it would taste like! NOT!!! Gross!!!!

SPELL51 Posts: 83
5/14/13 12:44 A

hell no...

5/14/13 12:37 A

no no no no way

MONSTERMASH1031 SparkPoints: (145)
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5/14/13 12:25 A

There is no way I could do it. I hate creepy crawlers! Eeek!

KEEP_GOING247 Posts: 2,350
5/13/13 11:53 P

never say never

RUBENB2003 Posts: 14,837
5/13/13 11:36 P

I never say never but not likely

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (586,966)
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5/13/13 10:59 P

Never, yuck!!!

ANGHARAD3 Posts: 966
5/13/13 10:57 P

I'll pass.

REBCCA SparkPoints: (416,121)
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5/13/13 10:10 P

No I am a vegetarian.

MUSHCAT Posts: 4,639
5/13/13 10:08 P

I saw the article about that today. I'd try some. Who knows? Maybe I'd like them.

PEG2584 Posts: 1,586
5/13/13 9:59 P

Absolutely, positively NO!!

(Except those that are hidden in my canned tuna.)

JEFFGIRL Posts: 11,265
5/13/13 9:44 P

Absolutely not-certainly not knowingly.

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5/13/13 9:27 P


NSPIXIE SparkPoints: (44,966)
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5/13/13 9:24 P

yuck - you can take that as a no

JANCARD SparkPoints: (120,132)
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5/13/13 9:21 P

I expect we've all eaten insect at some point in time. The FDA regulations provide for allowable levels of various "unavoidable" contaminants that includes insects & insect parts. No action is required unless the levels are exceeded:

5/13/13 9:11 P

Maybe if I was starving to death and there were no other options...

SHURNP SparkPoints: (12,008)
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5/13/13 8:51 P

Only if I needed them to survive or it I didn't know I was eating them. I'm sure I've eaten plenty in restaurant and take out food, but I prefer not to think about it.

ETHELMERZ Posts: 20,699
5/13/13 8:51 P

We are lucky to live in the part of this world where that is not necessary, but some areas, insects make up a good part of their diet.

J2740LOU SparkPoints: (322,919)
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5/13/13 8:49 P

I really did eat them once, but I didn't know it before I had done it. Chocolate covered, too. No taste other than the chocolate. Crunchy, though.

HAZYSKIES Posts: 1,169
5/13/13 8:47 P

NOPE never ever NO

GRANDMAFRANNY SparkPoints: (391,206)
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5/13/13 8:36 P


QUOOTIE SparkPoints: (35,228)
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5/13/13 8:32 P

I likely have unintentionally, but no, there are enough options for me with out having to resort to that.

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5/13/13 7:57 P


AMARANTHA120S Posts: 474
5/13/13 7:41 P

If no other food were available to keep me alive, yes. If that were not the case, uh, no.

Edited by: AMARANTHA120S at: 5/13/2013 (21:55)
NWFL59 Posts: 6,141
5/13/13 7:18 P


VATRUCKER SparkPoints: (20,629)
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5/13/13 7:17 P

depends on the situation, starving probably would otherwise do not believe I would emoticon

LAST20FORME SparkPoints: (4,152)
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5/13/13 7:05 P

Chocolate covered ants anyone?

TRIATHLETEGIRL SparkPoints: (56,067)
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5/13/13 7:00 P

No, but I'm a vegetarian anyway. I don't want to eat cows, birds, pigs, etc. I guess insects look way more disgusting than farm animals, so that is why nobody goes for insects?

THROOPER62 Posts: 35,692
5/13/13 6:02 P


POWER2XCEL SparkPoints: (17,333)
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5/13/13 5:53 P

absolutely not

SHERYLDS Posts: 17,483
5/13/13 5:52 P


Some insects may already be in your food (and this is no fly-in-my-soup joke). Demand for natural food coloring as opposed to artificial dyes is increasing, the agency's experts say. A red coloring produced from the cochineal, a scaled insect often exported from Peru, already puts the hue in a trendy Italian aperitif and an internationally popular brand of strawberry yogurt. Many pharmaceutical companies also use colorings from insects in their pills.

LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,334
5/13/13 5:51 P

Not unless I had to.

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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5/13/13 5:34 P

Yes if I were starving and there were no other food around.

SHERYLDS Posts: 17,483
5/13/13 5:23 P

Scientists who have studied the nutritional value of edible insects have found that red ants, small grasshoppers and some water beetles pack (gram-per-gram or ounce-per-ounce) enough protein to rank with lean ground beef while having less fat per gram.
Bored with bran as a source of fiber in your diet? Edible insects can oblige, and they also contain useful minerals such as iron, magnesium, phosphorous, selenium and zinc.
Beetles and caterpillars are the most common meals among the more than 1,900 edible insect species that people eat. Other popular insect foods are bees, wasps, ants, grasshoppers, locusts and crickets. Less popular are termites and flies, according to U.N. data. .....READ MORE

So with all of their health benefits...the question remains


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