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)
  • gailc-Fou
    12/01/2014 - 12:33 p.m.

    I would eat it, it looks tasty! If you don't have anything to eat you can eat bugs instead, maybe with some chocolate while your at it. :)

  • stephanieb-Fou
    12/09/2014 - 02:09 p.m.

    YESS!! I would eat chocolate covers bugs cuz it has chocolate on it I would eat anything covers with chocolate lol.And if the bugs were cleaned and doesn't carry disease

  • rustico
    12/09/2014 - 03:10 p.m.

    Maybe, if it had caramel! And if it wasn't infected and was washed. I heard that crickets taste like toast but more crunchy, so I would try it.

  • NoahH-Mau
    12/17/2014 - 11:28 a.m.

    In New Orlons you can eat bugs.
    The bugs have chocolate over them.
    They have a butterfly exhibit.

    I WOULD NOT EAT THE CHOCOLATE COVERED BUGS!



    from:Noah Hogan

  • Tiffany0307-yyca
    12/18/2014 - 09:40 p.m.

    Yuck! I do not want to eat chocolate-covered bugs! Who would want to eat bugs anyway? They just sound so disgusting and I just don't want to try at least like a really tiny bit. Anyways, maybe some people try it because they never tried eating those disgusting bugs. ( I feel sick just looking at those bug pictures. If my mom looked at it she would be like," Gross! What in the world is that?!" If my dad looked at it he would try to be funny and tell me to try it sometime.) Those bugs do look delicious to some people but I would never try or even dare to try one, even though my families or friends try it.

  • Jason0421-YYCA
    12/30/2014 - 06:03 p.m.

    REBUTTAL: Tiffany, in the world, there are people who are very poor. So they have to use their survival skills to live. Why do you think that Africans eat grasshoppers, snakes, and etc? I believe that it is not nice for you to say there is no one who eats bugs. I also think that you shouldn't say that no one would be eating bugs because you said it yourself that people are eating these insects.

  • Brandon1231-YYCA
    12/31/2014 - 04:55 p.m.

    REBUTTAL
    Tiffany, I think that you aren't getting the point. Chocolate bugs look good. See you have never tired one, neither have I, butt the point is that it isn't about how it looks like or sounds like, it is how it tastes. See, you have just tired Thai food with me and my mom. You said it was good so we ate more. It can be like that Tiffany. Once you have never tried anything, you might start to like it. I think that you need to learn how to eat things besides Korean Food. At that restaurant, when you ate Thai food. You said that you didn't want to eat the green curry. Afterward, you started ti eat more. See, the chocolates can be just like that. If you can try it, then you might like it. So to answer your question, I would love to try some chocolate bugs because the bugs are dead and they are like sweet with the chocolate.

  • ryan0420-yyca
    1/05/2015 - 07:35 p.m.

    tiffany i think you shouldn't say i don't want to say i dont want to eat chocolate-covered bugs. Look if you dont like it you shouldnt be sure about that because you never really tried it and you might acutally like it if you try it and you dont how it tastes good or bad so you shouldnt say that. And tiffany I dont think it is nice to say those discusting bugs because some people like it and some people eat because they are poor.

  • Prabhleen-Hor
    2/16/2015 - 09:19 p.m.

    I really think that people should't sell bugs to eat!

  • annabel1226-yyca
    6/18/2015 - 08:33 p.m.

    Why would people like to eat bugs. They have a lot of bacteria. So why would they eat bugs. I will maybe eat it because my mom said to me that bugs are sometimes healthy. I hope I eat cockroach.

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