Would you eat chocolate-covered bugs?
Would you eat chocolate-covered bugs? A woman prepares to eat a chocolate topped with an insect in a chocolaterie in Villers-les-Nancy, north-eastern France. At left, wax worms on toothpicks for dipping in a melted chocolate fountain (AFP / Getty Images / AP photo)
Would you eat chocolate-covered bugs?
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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.

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COMMENTS (31)
  • ArnulfoL-Bla
    10/23/2014 - 03:49 p.m.

    I read the article "Would you eat chocolate covered bugs?". It was surprising to read that people do eat chocolate covered bugs. Before reading this article, I did not know people sold them to eat.

  • NaomiS-Bla
    10/23/2014 - 04:03 p.m.

    I read the article " Would you eat chocolate covered bugs". It was gross to read that because they had all the different kinds of bugs. Before I read this, I did not know that there was so many different kinds of chocolate bugs that they made. The Critical Thinking Question asked: The cookies are called chocolate "chirp" cookies instead of chocolate chip cookies because there are sugared wax worms and spicy cajun crickets, and cricket chirp. I would never eat chocolate covered bug anything. I think that is gross. How many people have eaten those bugs?

  • TaylorC-Bla
    10/24/2014 - 05:43 p.m.

    I read "Would you eat chocolate covered bugs." It was gross because i would never eat bugs and to hear that other people eat bugs is just so GROSS!!!!!. Before reading this, I did not now that people ate chocolate covered bugs. The Critical Thinking question asked about the name of the cookies. The cookies are called chocolate chirp because they are made with crickets.

  • HunterW-Bla
    10/26/2014 - 11:11 a.m.

    I read the article "Would you eat chocolate covered bugs?". It was creepy because who would eat chocolate chirp cookies? I know I won't. Before reading this article, I did not know what they made chocolate covered bugs. They cook spiders and then serve them.

  • taryn23
    10/27/2014 - 12:50 p.m.

    yes I would eat chocolate covered bugs now don't say I am weird because you don't know what it tastes like if you haven't tried it .

  • LaVeda
    10/30/2014 - 01:08 p.m.

    NO THATS GROSS I MEAN TRY NEW THINGS BUT DONT EAT BUGS THATS JUST NASY IN MY OPPION THATS SO DISGUSTING

  • madison11701
    11/25/2014 - 10:54 a.m.

    I would never eat chocoalte covered bugs. To think that you are eating bugs would get me creeped out. Maybe for money I would think about it, but not to order it off of a menu out to dinner.

  • kimberlynm-Fou
    12/01/2014 - 12:21 p.m.

    That's just nasty!!why would they eat bugs.have you tried to eat one,

  • madelinm-Fou
    12/01/2014 - 12:29 p.m.

    That is disgusting but I would eat chocolate because it seems awesome!! I never ate a bug before but it seems awesome!

  • madelinm-Fou
    12/01/2014 - 12:32 p.m.

    That looks disgusting but I would eat a chocolate covered bug! It looks disgusting but I would eat a chocolate bug, it seems awesome!!

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