Would you eat chocolate-covered bugs?
The menu includes crickets and wax worms. They can be dipped into melted chocolate.
It looked like a Halloween trick. But it was actually an array of treats. They were being served up at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans.
The facility houses thousands of live bugs. They include beetles, cockroaches, wasps, bees, ants and termites. It also has a butterfly exhibit.
Insect-infused food is also a huge draw. Thousands annually visit the museum's Bug Appetit kitchen. That's where six-legged critters and worms are cooked and served. But not all the food includes bugs.
"We get every range of reaction in here," said Zack Lemann. He is the museum's animal and visitor programs manager. "There are people (who) ... come to eat the bugs. Some just won't try it."
The chocolate-infused bugs were being offered as a special "treat." They were right alongside the chocolate "chirp" cookies. Those are made with sugared wax worms and spicy Cajun crickets.