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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: September 09, 2021 01:08PM

I'm enjoying a salad topped with these.

https://www.amazon.com/Buds-Cricket-Power-Roasted-Crickets/dp/B07YNYZ4LF/

After reading a lot about consuming insects and bugs I spent too much money to buy these but I really like them on my salads.

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Posted by: ookami ( )
Date: September 09, 2021 01:25PM

I've had cricket tacos and mealworm chili as part of an Entomology class. The mealworm chili was actually pretty good.

I've eaten silkworm pupae as well. I threw up and had a mild breakout of hives, so not trying that again anytime soon.

For folks who wouldn't eat bugs, all I can say is: do NOT look up the FDA regulations on insect parts in ketchup!

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: September 09, 2021 01:33PM

ookami Wrote:
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> For folks who wouldn't eat bugs, all I can say is:
> do NOT look up the FDA regulations on insect parts
> in ketchup!

Good thing we are omnivorous creatures.

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Posted by: anybody ( )
Date: September 09, 2021 01:39PM


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Posted by: olderelder ( )
Date: September 09, 2021 06:16PM

I have too. The first time was in Oaxaca. Roasted and seasoned grasshoppers — chapulines. I've had them a few times since.

I ordered some hoppers and worms online last year. Not as spicy as chapulines but still good.

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Posted by: Heartless ( )
Date: September 09, 2021 01:43PM

I bad gummie worms last night.

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Posted by: Done & Done ( )
Date: September 09, 2021 02:50PM

Very poor substitute for grated Parmigiano Reggiano.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: September 09, 2021 03:19PM

On my mission I was offered aphid tacos (live) and fried caterpillar breakfast tacos.

I passed on both offers.

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Posted by: loislane ( )
Date: September 09, 2021 04:51PM

I absolutely would eat bugs.

Payback for all the times they have eaten me.

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Posted by: CateS ( )
Date: September 09, 2021 05:01PM

No. Would not eat bugs. Unless I was literally starving. Then everything is on the table.

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: September 09, 2021 05:11PM

Including people?

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Posted by: CateS ( )
Date: September 10, 2021 01:03AM

If they were already dead, of course. Really, who wouldn’t?

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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: September 10, 2021 09:59AM

I have to agree with CateS. I don't think I would choose to eat bugs or people. However, the urge to survive is strong with whatever options there are.

I do hope to change my mind about bugs. I'm sure I've eaten plenty of them in processed food. If I can eat shrimp, then bugs shouldn't seem that creepy.

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: September 09, 2021 05:12PM

Would you eat bugs in a box with a fox?

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Posted by: sunbeep ( )
Date: September 10, 2021 03:02PM

If I had a box with a fox and candy corn rocks, I would put socks on an ox and pretend I had the pox.

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Posted by: Kathleen ( )
Date: September 09, 2021 05:16PM

There’s not enough ranch dressing for bug eating.

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Posted by: dogbloggernli ( )
Date: September 09, 2021 05:16PM

Chocolate, flour of all types, all have regulated allowable bug and rodent fece content. We've been eating them all along.

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Posted by: Tevai ( )
Date: September 09, 2021 05:59PM

I would NEVER do this myself (I am a vegetarian, pro-animal rights person--and pretty much "always" have been), but this is from Rabbi Doctor Natan Slifkin in Israel (who I greatly respect on all kinds of intellectual levels; I have learned a huge amount from this man's books), so:

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/the-locusts-are-coming-yum/

EDITED TO ADD: Do NOT hit the "Continue" button which appears in the article--there is a warning that comes up on the supposed "Continuation" site.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/09/2021 07:55PM by Tevai.

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Posted by: olderelder ( )
Date: September 09, 2021 06:19PM

If the first Utah Mormons had been bug eaters they would have seen the cricket swarm as free food, manna from heaven, instead of a plague.

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Posted by: Tevai ( )
Date: September 09, 2021 07:53PM

olderelder Wrote:
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> If the first Utah Mormons had been bug eaters they
> would have seen the cricket swarm as free food,
> manna from heaven, instead of a plague.

True!

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Posted by: Rubicon ( )
Date: September 09, 2021 08:55PM

I’ve eaten lots of bugs in Asia. Most aren’t bad.

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: September 09, 2021 10:03PM

Isn't a lobster just a big bug ?

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Posted by: ookami ( )
Date: September 11, 2021 02:47PM

Lobsters are arthropods, so same phylum.

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Posted by: catnip ( )
Date: September 10, 2021 01:13AM

Not even at gunpoint.

If, however, the gun-wielder was aiming at DH, or one of my children or grandchildren, I'd manage to gag it down somehow. Maybe wash it down with a shot of Glenfidditch.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: September 10, 2021 01:58AM

I used to ride a motorcycle. Does that count?

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Posted by: caffiend ( )
Date: September 10, 2021 10:44AM


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Posted by: Soft Machine ( )
Date: September 10, 2021 02:39AM

I've eaten grasshoppers/crickets. Not bad, but the wings were a bit papery.

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Posted by: Kathleen ( )
Date: September 10, 2021 02:44AM

No bugs. No pollywogs.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: September 10, 2021 03:48AM

Well, that seems to raise way more questions than it settles.

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: September 10, 2021 11:30AM

Would you eat them with a frog in a bog?

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: September 10, 2021 01:52PM

. . . while sitting on a log with a pedagogue. . .

. . . watching a dog chase a hog. . .

. . . before heading to the synagogue?

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: September 10, 2021 04:36PM

Lot's Wife Wrote:
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> . . . before heading to the synagogue?


John H. Baptist!

Just doesn't sound the same.

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Posted by: Humberto ( )
Date: September 10, 2021 07:30AM

I would eat a bug
From a rug
I would eat one from a tree
Bugs that squish
Are a special dish
And I eat them up with glee.

The ones that crunch
Go in my lunch
And the worms I swallow will wiggle
Some bite back
They're an exciting snack!
Some squirm and make me giggle.

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: September 10, 2021 11:30AM

Love it.

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Posted by: Kentish ( )
Date: September 10, 2021 11:32PM

I'd rather eat Kraft "cheese" slices and that really says something. Never thought I would prefer plastic over anything.

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Posted by: Tevai ( )
Date: September 11, 2021 12:31AM

Kentish Wrote:
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> I'd rather eat Kraft "cheese" slices and that
> really says something. Never thought I would
> prefer plastic over anything.

:D

I absolutely would prefer Kraft cheese slices over insects of ANY variety.

I will leave all of the kosher-approved insects to Natan Slifkin's culinary skills and personal appreciation.

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Posted by: morwmany-me ( )
Date: September 11, 2021 10:49AM

I can catch you some

Maybe even convert the farm to harvest them.
Less for fishing but so what?

(I'll just buy fish with the money maid and time saved)

How do you like them roasted?

$800/ lb. - salad toppings for a year. What a deal!
Cheaper - and better for you - than croutons.

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: September 13, 2021 10:43AM

I would love to add bugs to my diet but they are cost prohibitive. If you could supply me with a cost effective means I would eternally grateful. Problem is how do I know you are supplying me with something editable, shipped correctly for the food not to spoil, and that I would like them without trying them first.

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Posted by: snagglepuss ( )
Date: September 12, 2021 12:48AM

Aren't Lobsters the cockroaches of the ocean?

I recall from some years ago that ground earthworms are hamburger patty filler, makes them stick together. Can't vouch for the truth of that rumor.

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Posted by: valkyriequeen ( )
Date: September 12, 2021 11:21AM

When I was 14, our class was at Lagoon for an end of the school year fun trip.

I was on the roller coaster and as we were starting down the first hill, I opened my mouth to scream, and felt something hit the back of my throat. I pulled out a bee; the impact in my throat had flattened it!

Luckily, it didn't sting me; it happened so fast, it didn't get the chance to do so.

If it came down to a matter of survival, I would rather eat tree bark; of course, it probably has bug eggs in it.

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Posted by: snagglepuss ( )
Date: September 13, 2021 12:30AM

Cheese mites in every slice of cheese. Yum! There's trace amounts of insect parts in all our food. So many parts per million of cockroach legs, fly wings, mouse hairs, etc....

My dad delivered a truckload of produce to a cannery in central California back in the '60s. Saw a snake swimming in a vat of tomato sauce.

Oh, I worked in the back of a small restaurant and our 100 lb. bags of raw potatoes had several pounds of cockroaches. When we got to the bottom of the bag, we'd up-end the bag onto the diswashing tray and hose hundreds of roaches down the garbage disposal.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/13/2021 12:33AM by snagglepuss.

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