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(Kansas City)   For some reason, an ice cream shop thought it would be a good idea to sell cicada-flavored ice cream. "The cicadas were fully cooked by boiling then covered in brown sugar and milk chocolate"   (kansascity.com) divider line 141
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2011-06-07 04:54:58 PM  
They got big orange eyes that can barely focus,

Some folks call them 17 year locust,

But that's the wrong data,

The name is cicada

And they're here now but they won't be here later.

 

They got 4 wings but aint supposed to fly

Just come out the ground, have sex and die.

I can dig their ridge, I like their style,

They may go quick, but they go with a smile.

 

Check it out, Cicada serenade,

Check it out Cicada serenade,

 

There's Cicadas on the sidewalk, cicadas on the ground

Place look like a little tiny Jones Town,

I always hate to see a thing go to waste,

And was wondering how a cicada might taste.

Cicada, Potata, They sound the same,

To let em go to waste would be a crying shame.

 

So I got a couple of hundred of em, took em in side,

Got some catsup and ate em french fried.

I ate every one with out hesitatin

Next thing you know I'm halusinatin

 

Freaking out, Cicada serenade

Freaking out, Cicada serenade

 

I was out of my mind, my head was in a fog

Next thing you know I'm sick as a dog.

My friends came over they said "lets get high"

I said "no way" and they said "by-by"

I don't need no lovely, no reefer, no cocaine

Cause I still have cicadas buzzing round in my brain.

 

So eat your cicadas with every snack,

They can also help you say no to crack!

 

Bugs, not drugs.

 

The Pheromones--Cicada Serenade
 
2011-06-07 04:55:09 PM  
I'd try it.
 
2011-06-07 05:00:11 PM  
But they use only the finest cicadas, dew picked and flown from Iraq, cleansed in finest quality spring water, lightly killed, and then sealed in a succulent Swiss quintuple smooth treble cream milk chocolate envelope and lovingly frosted with glucose.
 
2011-06-07 05:09:07 PM  
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BKITU: But they use only the finest cicadas, dew picked and flown from Iraq, cleansed in finest quality spring water, lightly killed, and then sealed in a succulent Swiss quintuple smooth treble cream milk chocolate envelope and lovingly frosted with glucose.

 
2011-06-07 05:27:27 PM  
If we took the thorax out, it wouldn't be crunchy, would it?
 
2011-06-07 05:44:43 PM  
Luckily, us readers aren't the curious sort who wonder why the health department "nixed" the ice cream.
 
2011-06-07 05:45:44 PM  
The amount of free P.R. says it was a very good idea.
 
2011-06-07 06:14:17 PM  

BKITU: But they use only the finest cicadas, dew picked and flown from Iraq, cleansed in finest quality spring water, lightly killed, and then sealed in a succulent Swiss quintuple smooth treble cream milk chocolate envelope and lovingly frosted with glucose.


That as may be, but it is still a cicada in there! Constable Parrot ate one of those!
 
2011-06-07 06:15:40 PM  

Ennuipoet: ConstableSuperintendent Parrot ate one of those!

 
2011-06-07 07:59:19 PM  
If you like piña cicadas...
 
2011-06-07 08:01:20 PM  
Came for the reference to the Whizzio Chocolate Company. Well played, sir.
 
2011-06-07 08:05:04 PM  
I would have to ask...What would Turd Ferguson do? I believe he would say "yeah.... sure.... why not?"

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2011-06-07 08:05:26 PM  
She bit off his head so he would not feel the pain
She wanted his body so much she ate his brain
Yeah but I'll survive, no you won't catch me
I'll resist the urge that is tempting me
I'll avert my eyes, keep you off my knee
But it feels so good when you talk to me
I feel like a praying mantis (I feel like a praying mantis)
I sense your antics but I can't help it (I sense your antics but I can't help it)
I've been too frantic too long (I've been too frantic too long)
I feel like a praying mantis (I feel like a praying mantis)
I sense your antics but I can't help it (I sense your antics but I can't help it)
I've been too frantic too long (I've been too frantic too long)


/D. Dixon
 
SU
2011-06-07 08:05:41 PM  
I've heard good things about insects as food.
It's interesting that the health officials stepped in and told them to quite selling the ice cream, yet a vast array of food-like items still are sold in supermarkets.
 
2011-06-07 08:06:29 PM  
Sounds good. I'd give it a try
 
2011-06-07 08:07:00 PM  

BKITU: But they use only the finest cicadas, dew picked and flown from Iraq, cleansed in finest quality spring water, lightly killed, and then sealed in a succulent Swiss quintuple smooth treble cream milk chocolate envelope and lovingly frosted with glucose.


Thank you! Came for this.
 
2011-06-07 08:08:52 PM  

EvilEgg: I'd try it.


Me too.
 
2011-06-07 08:10:15 PM  
In the early 90s when the Chicago area had their cicada hatchings I was a carpenter. One day we were all sitting around on break and one of the guys was holding one and said he'd pay 20 bucks to see someone eat one. I said I'd do it in a heart beat. A few other's said they'd take the bet too. I walked away with 80 bucks that morning.
 
2011-06-07 08:11:16 PM  
Can't have been too bad an idea if they sold out the batch immediately.

People like crunchies.
 
2011-06-07 08:11:17 PM  
Seems like you read about this kind of thing every seven years.
 
2011-06-07 08:12:24 PM  

BKITU: But they use only the finest cicadas, dew picked and flown from Iraq, cleansed in finest quality spring water, lightly killed, and then sealed in a succulent Swiss quintuple smooth treble cream milk chocolate envelope and lovingly frosted with glucose.


I can't wait for their next flavor, Spring Surprise.
 
2011-06-07 08:13:37 PM  
Doesn't everybody know that cicadas are much better fried?
 
2011-06-07 08:14:00 PM  
laurapinto.tripod.com


RIP
 
2011-06-07 08:16:06 PM  
It's not the bugs that make me shudder, it's the idea of all the pesticides. Cooking doesn't get rid of that shiat, yo.
 
2011-06-07 08:18:05 PM  
Advert HSBC is running in the UK at the mo:

Cambodian girl loves fried locusts with sprinkles. (new window)
 
2011-06-07 08:19:50 PM  
hubiestubert Nice! I can hear Jim Stafford singing it now.

Aside, I don't think this deserves the "sick" tag. It might be different, but who are we to judge? ;)
 
2011-06-07 08:20:17 PM  
www.wikimusicguide.com
 
2011-06-07 08:24:25 PM  
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Mmmm...odd flavoured ice cream...


Plus a link for your viewing pleasure... (new window)
 
2011-06-07 08:24:30 PM  

gonegirl: It's not the bugs that make me shudder, it's the idea of all the pesticides. Cooking doesn't get rid of that shiat, yo.


You had better not eat anything then.
 
2011-06-07 08:27:18 PM  
I wonder how those cicadas taste like. I imagine they're a good source of protein. I really should try eating some "safe" insects sometime. The only insect I ate was an ant. This was when I was a 6 year old kid who wondered the same thing about ants.
 
2011-06-07 08:28:21 PM  
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RIP CIABATTA
 
2011-06-07 08:30:49 PM  
I'll be the first to say that Sparky's Ice Cream is farking amazing.
 
2011-06-07 08:32:16 PM  
Crunchy frog? Real uncooked boned dead frog;

/Too obvious
 
2011-06-07 08:32:32 PM  
I think a picture of someone violently puking would be appropriate here, but the admins feel differently. Therefore, pretend I posted it here and you have an idea of what I think of this idea.
 
2011-06-07 08:33:15 PM  
This is Andrew Zimmerman's favorite flavor!
 
2011-06-07 08:36:15 PM  
Welcome to college town.
 
2011-06-07 08:37:56 PM  
I'd try it. Some bugs are tasty.
 
2011-06-07 08:38:21 PM  
I moved away from Sparky's last year, and myself and Mrs Jobu comment frequently on how we miss it and and the ceramic dog out front.
 
2011-06-07 08:38:43 PM  

iheartscotch: Crunchy frog? Real uncooked boned dead frog;

/Too obvious


No, too late and thus, too repetitive. Try reading the thread first, or at least skimming it.
 
2011-06-07 08:41:10 PM  
IT DOESN'T SAY ANYTHING 'ERE ABOUT LARKS VOMIT!
 
2011-06-07 08:41:11 PM  
I ate a cricket and a superworm when I was bored in the Air Force. The cricket wasn't bad but the superworm was terrible. That being said I wouldn't mind trying this ice cream.
 
2011-06-07 08:42:28 PM  
Why the sick tag?
 
2011-06-07 08:45:34 PM  
cosmicdiary.org

Insect food? Asia got there first. (Or kept it up longest, to be accurate.)

www.boingboing.net

Canned silkworm pupa snacks are Arthropod-O-Licious!



/not really. tastes like a bad peanut.
 
2011-06-07 08:55:53 PM  

llSmithll: I'll be the first to say that Sparky's Ice Cream is farking amazing.


hometown--woot!

also, a friend of mine's daughter is the one who convinced the owner to do it.

/my 10 year old daughter wanted to try it, but by the time we got to the store, there was a sign that said "sold out--next batch 2024!"
//Link (new window)
 
2011-06-07 09:03:38 PM  
Well when life gives you lemons I guess.
 
2011-06-07 09:04:14 PM  
sounds like a job for steve, don't eat it!
 
2011-06-07 09:08:58 PM  
Sick, really subby, you need to get out more, bugs are very nutritious. I would have given you a pass had they been adding the bugs w/o the customers knowledge, but since they knew what they were getting I shall mock you by tell you to get out of your parents basement and live a little.
 
2011-06-07 09:12:07 PM  

SU: It's interesting that the health officials stepped in and told them to quite selling the ice cream, yet a vast array of food-like items still are sold in supermarkets.


No kidding. Have you ever read the ingredients on a roll of cheap chorizo?
Don't. It makes Cicadas sound like pumpkin pie

/Shudder
 
2011-06-07 09:17:20 PM  
eh. They taste like almonds and they are best raw.
 
2011-06-07 09:20:59 PM  

Jixa: Mmmm...odd flavoured ice cream...


Plus a link for your viewing pleasure... (new window)


Kinda miss Bar harbor and their Ben and Bill's right now.

/NoHo has the OTHER Ben and Bill's, but they don't run lobster ice cream during the summer...
 
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