Some people love to eat chocolate-covered crickets.
Why? Cause they’re yummy.
Here’s an easy way to prepare them:
Approximately 25 live crickets.
Several squares of semi-sweet chocolate.
First, feed the crickets for three days on fruit and cooked rice or breads and give them fresh water, to make sure they’re well-fed and healthy.
On Reckoning Day, preheat oven to 250°F, then put the crickets in a closed container in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Rinse the dead crickets and pat them dry.
Then remove the barbed legs and heads and place them on a cookie sheet. Bake until crispy.
In a double boiler, heat the semi-sweet chocolate until melted.
Dip the toasted crickets into the chocolate.
Set aside to cool.
If your baking skills aren’t up to it or you simply don’t have the time, you can order crickets already dipped from Fluker Farms in Louisiana.
When you order their chocolate covered crickets, you will receive an I ATE A BUG CLUB button.
A new candy company, Hot Lix, has recently received notoriety for their lollipops with crickets inside.
The candy is transparent, so you can see the actual dead cricket in the middle.
They also sell tequila flavored suckers with a worm in the middle.