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Monday, October 13, 2014

Chocolate with a Unique Crunch!


First thought of crunch in chocolate is more than likely Getting Nuttier with Chocolate, a vision of a crunchy bunch of peanuts held together by chocolate. Or perhaps you like the sweet 'n' salty combination of chocolate-covered pretzels. Not either case here! In fact, the tidbits that go crunch on this day are definitely NOT for everyone! This may be the one chocolate day you might just want to exclaim, "I pass."

October 14 is...
National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day


Just about every day of the year there is a food in the spotlight. October 14 is no exception other than it just might be an occasion you will try (or NOT) for the first time. There are certainly more taste-tempting methods of acquiring a little extra protein than chocolate coating an insect. Some cultures, however, consider eating insects a delicacy, whether in the 'buff' or chocolate-covered.

Next time you eat someone's homemade chocolate chip cookies, beware! There may be a cricket in your cookie!
http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1614971/chocolate-covered-bugs-served-insect-museum
The menu includes crickets and wax worms on toothpick skewers for dipping in a fountain of melted chocolate, along with “tarsal toffee” made with bug legs and mealworms and fudge infused with crickets and marshmallows. Read MORE...
Whether scorpions, superworms, silkworms, spiders, grasshoppers, ants, beetles or crickets, they are still all insects. Roaches? That is a bit too much nastiness. However, if you want to have some fun grossing out your friends for Halloween, plant the idea but don't tell anyone your secret 'til after the first bite!

http://hicookery.com/tag/national-chocolate-covered-insects-day/


Bugs plus chocolate equals...yummy? What do you think?

That's not all, folks, on the foodie menu for October 14. Coming up next...National Dessert Day. Your choice as to with or without the bugs!

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