First thought of crunch in chocolate is more than likely Nutty, Nutty, Peanuttier Chocolate!, a vision of a crunchy bunch of peanuts held together by chocolate. Or perhaps you like the sweet 'n' salty combination of chocolate-covered pretzels. Not either case here! In fact, the tidbits that go crunch on this day are definitely NOT for the squeamish! This may be the one chocolate day you might just want to exclaim, "I pass!"
October 14 is...
National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day
Next time you eat someone's homemade chocolate chip cookies, beware! There may be a cricket in your cookie!
Whether scorpions, superworms, silkworms, spiders, grasshoppers, ants, beetles or crickets, they are still all insects. Roaches? That is a bit too much nastiness. However, if you want to have some fun grossing out your friends for Halloween, plant the idea but don't tell anyone your secret 'til after the first bite!The menu includes crickets and wax worms on toothpick skewers for dipping in a fountain of melted chocolate, along with “tarsal toffee” made with bug legs and mealworms and fudge infused with crickets and marshmallows. Read MORE...
Bugs plus chocolate equals...yummy? What do you think?