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June 10, 2011

I scream, you scream

The cicadas have been swarming here for the last week or so. I didn't know they're edible (not that knowing makes any difference).

Cicada ice cream bugs health officials in Missouri: Why?

(CBS/AP) Cicada-flavored ice cream proved to be a big hit with customers of an ice cream shop in Columbia, Mo. But health officials were so bugged by the stuff that they told the creative thinkers at Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream to cool it.

Sparky's contacted the health department after it sold out of its only batch of the insect-filled snack within hours of its June 1 debut. Employees had collected the bugs in their backyards, then boiled them and coated them in brown sugar and milk chocolate before adding them to the ice cream. What did they do with the wings? Some were removed, but some were left in to give the ice cream a satisfying crunch.

Posted by joke du jour at June 10, 2011 06:01 PM

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