Normally, the “Disgusting Food Item of the Week” comes from some far-off land, and serves as a reminder of the vast culinary gulf that separates Americans from the rest of the world. This week, however, I have found an item that’s made and sold right here in America (well, California, anyway) – insect candy.
I’m sure that they took their inspiration from another culture, but
For over 20 years HOTLIX® has been making people cringe with delight with their outrageous confections featuring real insects embedded inside the candy!
So many disgusting Hotlix “treats” to try: Crickettes (Salt ‘n Vinegar, Bacon & Cheese, Sour Cream & Onion), Larvets (crunchy flavored worms), flavored Scorpion Suckers, and many more.
FORBES magazine called Hotlix candy “An ideal conversation starter”. I can just imagine that conversation: “WHAT THE F*** IS THAT? I’M NOT EATING THAT!”
Hmm…maybe I’ll buy some to give to the neighborhood brats on Halloween…