RDP Monday: Fool

Crickets

I was offered free samples today in the supermarket. They were on a tray, covered by a plastic protection. Perhaps they might want to escape. Usually something like this lives in my garden, perhaps sheltered under a leaf or amongst the stones and earth.  I read somewhere that the insect population exceeds that of humans in the world, they are the true inhabitants of our planet. I decided eating them was not so bad and I am sure that even the vegetarians and vegan would agree. What harm are you doing to eat the meat of insects that outnumber humans. They might even be planning to take over.

I was tempted, I like to try anything new.  I even put some in my bag. I was alone in the supermarket and I really did not want to withhold the pleasure of a tasty insect for Mr. Swiss. I cannot say they are tasty, actually they have no taste and no body juices: quite dry, dehydrated for human consumption.  So what do you think? Was I an April fool? Were they just ornaments or the real thing. Will I be saving my insects in future for a tasty aperitif before my meals?

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For the price of SFr. 4.90 for a 20 gramme packet you can enjoy this new experience. The new line in the local supermarket is known as Mi Bugs and they are available regularly in the supermarket – so I was not such a fool.

Crickets

The description translated on the packet says “Edible Insects, Crickets, without spice”. I suppose you can choose your own additions. A little garlic, perhaps some paprika and I would recommend salt and pepper otherwise they are really tasteless. I can imagine in a salad sauce they would be perfect, especially mixed with your salad leaves. Imagine the surprised expressions of your guests when they find dead insects amongst the green leaves.

RDP Monday: Fool

9 thoughts on “RDP Monday: Fool

  1. I wonder how the ‚typical‘ Swiss is reacting to that! Here in France I was offered insects and larvae several times already by African friends at parties. My recoiling, especially (and exclusively – I also try to say YES to something new) being confronted by a large dish of really big brown larves made me the joke of everybody and I know that, for the rest of my life here – and every further ‚rencontre‘ – I will be teased with ‚Oh look Kiki is here, let‘s give her some of our delicious larves‘….. I imagine that grilled grasshoppers should taste wonderful, I would love that 🙂

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    • I always wanted to try something like that and used the opportuntiy. Of course these were prepared for human consumption and had nothing meaty about them. I do not know for what they are good, but they were completely dry. Meal worms would not be my thing. I remember when my stepson went fishing and kept them in a jar in the fridge. I was not very happy about that, they were alive.

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