I Ate Bugs, They Weren’t Very Good
Recently bought a grab bag of ‘flavored’ edible crickets, from HOTLIX, and they weren’t very good.
I have no problem eating bugs, or other ‘gross’ things, to help the planet. They tasted like flavorless rice cakes, nobody likes those! Maybe some of the other flavors will be better, but I’m not holding my breath. The texture wasn’t very good either.
I have tried the sour cream and onion flavor and bacon and cheese flavors so far, only salt and vinegar is left. Bacon and cheese was a bit better than sour cream and onion, but overall they disappointed. Just not enough flavor, not enough crunch, not enough heft or meat to them. They tasted like little slightly flavored cellophane and lacked any satisfaction.
I just tried Salt N’ Vinegar, it was better, decent even, but I still don’t like the texture; too airy. I’ll most likely eat the Salt N’ Vinegar over time, may eat as much as half of the Bacon and Cheese, but most of this box is going to end up as ‘emergency supplies’ in the garage.
I also ordered some other types of bugs from Thailand Unique; here’s hoping that when they get here they are better, bigger, meatier, and crunchier. I’ll do another post about them when they arrive.
So much for tasty environmentalism.