Day 216

Today is departure day eve. It’s happening in under 12 hours. This has been a tough day. Wifey and I didn’t do anything, just spent as much time together as we could. I won’t stop worrying about her until I know she’s safely back in the US.

Our Halloween treats turned up on the doorstep and that was how we finished her trip. With a mouthful of bugs.

from the Edible Bug Shop

Wifey is a huge fan of Andrew Zimmern and has watched many episodes of him eating bugs. She wanted to try some. I ordered from the Edible Bug Shop; Mixed Insects (mealworm, ant, cricket mix), Chilli and Garlic Crickets, Cricket Tortilla Chips, Dehydrated Ants, Ant Rock Candy and bug Marshmallows.

This was a big step out of my comfort zone. I’ve always been a fussy eater and the idea of eating bugs has always made my skin crawl. I can proudly say, I did it! Afterwards, my mouth tasted like a farm.

The mixed insects weren’t flavoured. I wasn’t a fan of the mealworms but the crickets were okay. The Chilli and Garlic Crickets weren’t flavoured enough. I’m sure both could be added to stir-frys.

The dehydrated ants were a surprise. The smallest speck packed the biggest flavour punch. It was almost a citrus taste.

The Cricket Tortilla Chips tasted like any other corn chip…and they were delicious.

There were three different types of marshmallows; Ants & Riberry, Crickets with Macadamia & Caramel, Mealworms with Wattleseed. The ants popped in your mouth almost like popping candy. The macadamia and caramel one was delicious (you barely noticed the crickets). The mealworm one was… I don’t care for mealworms.

The ant rock candy tasted like normal rock candy. It was hard, it was sweet. You couldn’t taste the ants. Ants are definitely one of the better bugs to eat.

That was my day. Tomorrow is going to start around 3 am and I can only imagine I am going to fall apart at the seams the second wifey steps out the door. Just… ugh!

I hope your week is filled with tasty treats and big, friendly smiles.

Tilly