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Crick-ettes Snacks Made with Real Crickets

Cricket snacks available in three flavors.
My son and I were at the candy store inside Country Cupboard in Lewisburg, PA. We saw these, and couldn't resist trying them.

That's right, Sour Cream and Onion flavored Crickets!

He picked the flavor. I would have chosen either of the other two options. They have Cheese and Bacon flavored Crickets or, my first choice, Salt and Vinegar Crickets.

We got out to the car and realized there were enough to share. I said we should all try one, to which Kristen and Ainsley both shouted, "NO!".

Ainsley pulled the "I'm a vegetarian" line, but it didn't wash. She claims she doesn't eat cute animals, cows and pigs, but chickens, turkeys, and crabs are ugly so she will eat them. I asked her if she's allowed to eat crickets, because they're pretty ugly. "Yes, they're ugly, but I'm not stupid." I couldn't argue with that logic.

Anyhow, here's our review.

As Jason said, "They kind of taste like stale potato chips."

That pretty much sums it up. The crickets don't really have flavor except for the powdered stuff they sprinkle on them. They're crunchy but not crispy. It reminds me of the popcorn shells or the skin-like coating on shelled peanuts.

At 9 calories per box, they fit into almost any diet.  They don't appear to have much nutritional value, so I probably wouldn't consider them a entree; more of a side dish.

Want to try some for yourself? You can get them individually, or in the combo flavored 24-pack!

The company is called Hot Lix and make a variety of insect candy. Their website, www.hotlix.com, sounds like the name of a porn site. (Actually, the name of an AWESOME porn site.)

I might try Salt and Vinegar someday, but probably not. It's one of those experiences not really worth blogging about... well, maybe, just one post.

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