* Creepy Crawly Insect Infested Lollipops
Bugs in my Lollipop?
We're just not used to eatng bugs in the West
However they love to eat bugs in a lot of countries in the East
What people consider tasteful food or disgusting food, is culture related and I think also circomstance related.
Can you imagine today eating Tulip bulbs for dinner? I hear you say Bah, 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 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 chitterlings 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 eat not.
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.
About eating Insects
About eating insects
Well why shouldn't we eat insects. Lots of people in different countries do and they're still alive. It all has to do with the way we - not insect eaters - 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'm not standing in the frontline also when it comes to eating insects, but on the other hand, people often told me they despice sheep meat, but found my dinner delicious when they didn't know it was sheep meat from my Drenthen Heath Sheep they ate. So I think it's sitting all between our ears, woudn't you agree?
About eating Bugs
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 making these insect infected candies for over more than 20 years. They are the original creators of edible insect candies and besides lollipops they have more candies with insects in them.
At a reasonable price these insect infested lollies 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.
Courtesy all Hotlix pictures: Hotlix
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?
Edible Insect Snacks on Amazon US
Surprise your party guests with edible insect snacks and make it a competion by letting them taste different snacks blindfolded and squeeze in some edible insect. Some say 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.
Which Lolly Do You Want To Try?
This book gives you inside of the history of eating insects in different cultures. What's the difference anyway between a shrimp and a cricket. Why do we love to eat shrimps and get sick by the thought of eating crickets. Mind you, I'm just like you, I wouldn't put a cricket in my mouth so easily, but I start to wonder, why not.
I would love to hear your opinion on eating bugs and insects
Like I said above, whether one likes or dislikes to eat bugs and insects has to do in what cultural enviremont 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 its head on, 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 larfs 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