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Creepy Crawly Insect Infested Lollipops

Updated on December 17, 2017
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Insects in my Lollipop?

Scorpio Lollipops from Hotlix
Scorpio Lollipops from Hotlix | Source

We're Just Not Used to Eatng Bugs in the West

What people consider tasteful food or disgusting food is culture related and I think also circumstance related.

Can you imagine today eating Tulip bulbs for dinner? I hear you say "are you crazy?" Nevertheless, lots of people, including my parents, ate them at the end of WW2, because there was nothing else to eat in the hunger winter of 1944, in which I was born.

Most of us grew up learning to see bugs and insects as nasty little critters and our taste buds have not been developed in that area. However in Thailand fried spider legs or crickets are considered a treat, a delicious snack.

In the Middle Ages it was very common to eat the chiterlings of pigs and even today they are still eaten in some communities and countries. I think by all the wealth we have in the West, we've become a bit spoiled as it comes to what we eat and do not eat.

Taste Can Change

I was about 16 years old when I went on vacation with my aunt, uncle and niece to Italy. First time I ate food that was prepared with Olive oil. It looked all great and delicious, so I took a bit of everything, but after the first bite I retched.

My uncle was one who wouldn't spill food so I had to eat it all and I threw up all night. I never forget that awful feeling. Today I use Olive oil for everything I have to bake and olives are one of my favorite snacks.

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Scorpion, Worm or Criquet?..The Fear Factor Party Treat

If you're after a serious creepy lollipop for your fear factor party, then you've come to the right place. Scorpions, worms and ants aren't your usual ingredients for lollipops, but they are fantastic at Halloween. They're also a lot of fun to serve up at other times when people are least expecting it.

Hotlix is a company that is making these insect infected candies for 25 years. They are the original creators of edible insect candies and besides lollipops they have more candies with insects in them. They can also be found on Face book and Twitter.

At a reasonable price these insect infested lollipops also make great gift ideas. As a stocking stuffer for a teenage boy or girl it's sure to be a huge hit. The other thing is although you wouldn't normally think of eating scorpions and other creepy, crawly insects these ones have been bred to be entirely edible! They are real candy suckers with bugs.

Do You Think People Should Start Eating More Bugs And/Or Insects to Obtain Their Needed Protein in Stead of Expensive Meat?

Would You Be Willing to Start Eating Insects?

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Even Amazon Has Edible Insect Snacks

Surprise your Halloween party guests with edible insect snacks and make it a competion by letting them taste different snacks blindfolded and squeeze in some edible insect snacks.

I've been told that they're really delicious and why shouldn't they be. Fried Spider legs are a delicacy in Thailand, the Aboriginals ate/eat larves because they're full of protein.

I must stay I haven't tasted them myself, because it would be too costly to send them over to my country. I don't know it would even be allowed to import them.

Which Lollipop Would You like to Try?

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About Eating Insects

Question: Why don't we eat insects?

Eating insects won't kill you. Lots of people in different countries eat insects and they're still alive. It all has to do with the way we have been raised. Why do people eat pigeons, but won't eat rats, there should be an equal amount of meat on both I think.

I must confess that I too am not standing in the frontline when it comes to eating insects, but on the other hand, people often told me they despise sheep meat, but found my dinner delicious when they didn't know it was sheep meat from my own Drenthe Heath Sheep they were eating. We have a saying in the Netherlands: What a farmer doesn't know, a farmer doesn't eat.

Insect Candy

I Would Love to Hear Your Opinion on Eating Insects

Like I said, whether one likes or dislikes eating bugs and insects has to do in what cultural environment one is born in. I must confess that I myself never have tried eating them, never have met anyone who did. I don't eat cats or dogs either, but then....I know from my past, when we lived somewhere else in The Netherlands, we always got a letter in the mailbox at Christmas time, warning us to keep our cats indoors. The note warned too, that when we should buy hare or rabbit, to make sure it still had the head attached, because otherwise you would never know if it wasn't a cat you bought.

Voices come up to eat more insects and or bugs in order to obtain the protein we all need to stay healthy and less meat which is quite costly. I always wonder where and how the norm started that bugs and insects are considered non edible food. The aboriginals didn't die after eating the fat protein rich larva and neither did the people in Thailand (and other countries) where eating big spider legs and crickets is considered as normal as are chicken legs in the Western world.

© 2010 Titia Geertman

Are You Brave Enough to Eat an Insect Lollipop?

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    • ramonabeckbritman profile image

      Ramona 

      4 years ago from Arkansas

      NO,NO, nooo!!! No way! I could never eat a bug or creepy worms. I'd rather survive off of nut's and grains. Your Lens is Awesome though.

    • skylander profile image

      skylander 

      5 years ago

      Very creepy indeed?

    • PaigSr profile image

      PaigSr 

      5 years ago from State of Confussion

      The ties looked like something I would add to my collection.

    • BuckHawkcenter profile image

      BuckHawkcenter 

      5 years ago

      I think I will stick with the gummy worm varieties. I'm vegetarian anyway so I think insects don't work in my diet. But, I still had a great time on your page and loved the fun stuff here!

    • victoriahaneveer profile image

      victoriahaneveer 

      5 years ago

      I would like to try the scorpion one. People are too squeamish about trying new foods. Fabulous lens... blessed!!

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      sherioz 

      5 years ago

      I think I'll pass on these. I'm just glad I wasn't sitting here with any other snack or drink with me at this particular moment. Creepy!!! Disgusting!!! (Oh! That's the point.)

    • Lady Lorelei profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      I'm just back for a second look at your insect infested lollipops. With fear factor back on television I am sure that there will be more than a few folks having fear factor parties and looking for food to serve up then. Halloween is getting close too.

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      Wedding Mom 

      6 years ago

      Why not? You've got to try everything at least once, right?

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      JoshK47 

      6 years ago

      Maybe... MAYBE... but they creep me out...

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      yeah but only one

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      um yea i guess

    • Aquavel profile image

      Aquavel 

      6 years ago

      No more! Many years ago I had a party and did serve chocolate covered ants. Because I was serving them to some friends without telling them what they were eating, I was made to eat a couple as a dare. Tasted a lot like chocolate covered Rice Crispies. Crunchy and chocolately. Once is enough. They tasted fine but I don't like the idea.

    • Lady Lorelei profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      I really just could not eat one more bug thank you, but I am back to sparkle up this buggy article one more time, have a great week.

    • sweetstickyrainbo profile image

      sweetstickyrainbo 

      6 years ago

      crunchy?

      In Peru, they used frog for Viagra.

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      Inkhand 

      6 years ago

      Perfect for Halloween! Of course I wouldn't eat it, but I will give it to everyone else.

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      iPadGeek 

      6 years ago

      Ouch!! Never! I seriously hope they don't become a fad

    • Redneck Lady Luck profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Yikes no. Somehow these bug infested candies just do not tempt my taste buds into trying one. They sure would make wonderful Halloween candies though.

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      These aren't for me. I'll take my lollipops plain.

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      WhiteOak50 

      6 years ago

      Just wanted you to know that I have featured this page on my new: Icky Putrid Pudding Cups lens for a SquidBOO Challenge.

    • TreasuresBrenda profile image

      Treasures By Brenda 

      7 years ago from Canada

      This is a truly infested page; well done.

    • Jhangora LM profile image

      Jhangora LM 

      7 years ago

      I've had a few in South Korea. The fried ones taste OK.

    • Lou165 profile image

      Lou165 

      7 years ago from Australia

      Great job on the lens - the worm ipad case gave me shivers - but I'd love to serve up some of these insect lollipops to a few friends :)

    • Lady Lorelei profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 

      7 years ago from Canada

      OMG well this lens was enough to do me in. Uhg.

    • capriliz lm profile image

      capriliz lm 

      7 years ago

      I am afraid that these seem too foreign and creepy to me!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Love these lollipops!

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      bdkz 

      7 years ago

      Congratulations! You've been SquidBoo Blasted. Happy Halloween!

    • SacredCynWear profile image

      SacredCynWear 

      7 years ago

      Great lens! I've seen the worm lolly and the scorpion lollipop here a lot! I live on the Mexican borer, which is all desert, so that is probably why they are not shocking here! They sell them at every Walgreens !

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