Meal worms or crickets?

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  1. wrxplayer

    wrxplayer Supporting Member

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    So I'm on my way back to my office from lunch today in NYC and I pass a "FREE WAFFLE" truck at 49th and Third sponsored by The Economist, a weekly news magazine. There's no line and I have room for dessert so I go to give my order.

    There are four different types, one with whipped cream, one with Nutella, one with cinnamon, and a fourth with a few other things.

    Next you get to choose a topping, meal worms or crickets. I ask "Seriously, meal worms or crickets?" and the reply with a straight face is "Yes, meal worms or crickets." And in front of me are two bowls, one with meal worms and the other crickets. Dead in both cases.

    Not knowing what to say, I ask "Which do you recommend?" The reply was "crickets if you like a nutty flavor" (which I do) so that's what I ordered.

    A minute later, I was handed a yummy looking gooey waffle with 4-5 roasted crickets on top. I took a bite. Waffle was good; couldn't quite find the cricket flavor over the sugar so without looking down at it again I ate the rest.

    It's now 3 hours later and I'm still alive and had no "OMG I have to get to the bathroom fast" moments.

    Anybody else tasted one of these "delicacies"?
     
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  2. dinocicerelli

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    McDonald's is the largest shareholder in mealworms farming technologies. Soon, it will be the new normal.
    And, now that we are in the entry phase of the next ice age, they will be transplanting nipples onto women's cheeks, so they don't need to undo their jackets to feed the younguns

    What did it taste like?
     
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    We went from mealworms to breastfeeding quickly.

    I like where this is headed.
     
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    The lizards that live around my house prefer mealworms to crickets, so if I had to choose, I'd go with their favorite.
     
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    Did you leave a tip?
     
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    Just because it's free, don't necessarily mean you should eat it...
     
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    I couldn't quite distinguish the taste of the crickets from the other flavors. My guess is that it provided more of contrast in texture - a little crunch on top of a soft, gooey sweet - than added a complementary flavor.
     
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    I use crickets or meal worms to catch something eatable, like a bream or catfish .
     
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    I erroneously assumed this was going to be a fishing thread.
    :(
     
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    City folks. :rolleyes:;)
     
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    It would have been better to have pulverized meal worm or cricket inside of the batter. It is just like powder. It does add a nutty flavour and both are an excellent source of protein. They should come in gel caps. They may not be pretty, but are a sustainable food source.
     
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    @Jamalot - I saw no warning here... none at all. Can I bring a tort case against the OP for grossing me out?

    OP: It's not a plague, it's a gift from the gods. The Indian word for fat comes to mind.

    Have I ever indulged? I was really really drunk once or twice, and maybe it was cricket or possibly a cockroach... but yeah, crunchy bugs are my thing. Lately, I don't go for edibles as often as I vape . Mealworms don't fire up like crickets do.
     
  14. ripple

    ripple To keep fresh, keep capped & cold. Silver Supporting Member

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    I have a rule about eating exotic foods like mealworms, crickets, grasshoppers, etc:

    I won't eat that sh*t, until I have to eat that sh*t.

    When I'm starving, or dealing with an apocalyptic scenario, they might be on the menu.

    Until then, I'll just go with Aunt Jemima and a pat of Land o Lakes on my waffles.
     
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    Sure, but isn't opposing counsels Exhibit A going to be the very poast in which you suggested it?
     
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    I had a bite of a cricket taco in Mexico and I thought it was quite good.
     
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    great-case.com a.k.a. "Mitch"

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    ah I see... You said, long ago "Ask your Attorney if poasting at TGP is right for you." I gotta read the warnings more carefully. :jo
     
  19. wrxplayer

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    What is this "poasting" that you and Jamalot refer to?
     
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    great-case.com a.k.a. "Mitch"

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    I smell terribly, often fat figuring the keybored, but a poast is just a post with an extra a, innit?

    Honestly, I have no idea where the habit came from, it's been so many years... so many poasts.
     

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