@EvilKing... most excellent questions!
evilkinggumby wrote:if you were in a dark movie theater and snacking on them without looking.. would it seem ok?
In a dark cinema, the ant would be fine! With the salt and spices, it really tastes JUST like a normal snack food. Perhaps, 'Ants'... or 'Antz'... will be coming soon from Frito-Lay, packaged and available just like Doritos? You know, I suspect that it might be lots healthier than most snack foods... seriously!
As for the silkworm, I know exactly what you are saying about horror movies. It wasn't quite as squishy/juicy as it looks (thank heaven... because it really does look like a little brain-sucking alien maggot). If you ate it in the dark you might be wondering if you picked something off the movie theater floor by accident
evilkinggumby wrote:he wants a taste-tester to tell him how to write the description for eating them you could totally pitch in!
Agreed, I'm a team player! My title could be 'community manager and SUPREME bug eater'.
evilkinggumby wrote:what did the bugs cost to eat, per bug?
At that stall, my Thai friend bought a plastic bag of ants for herself - about the same size and weight as a medium bag of potato chips. That's a lot of ants, maybe 150, and it cost her the equivalent of USD 1.60. So, on your per-bug basis, that's about a cent per bug
She didn't buy any silkworms (the one I tried was a sample) but probably about the same price.
PS. I'm not sure if I'm really enthused about convert to a bug-eating lifestyle yet, but insects do feature on the menu of some high-end restaurants, and there really is a movement in the western world towards using insects as food that seems to have some very good arguments.
According to the website http://people.howstuffworks.com/entomophagy.htm
, here is a useful rule of thumb if you are considering eating a bug:
Red, orange, yellow, forget this fellow.
Black, green or brown, wolf it down.
...now that's genius poetry