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Old 06-07-2016, 03:21 AM   #1
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Default Humans eating mealworms!

Eek! I was looking up freeze dried mealworms and came across "Crunchy Critters" - just look at the reviews! People are eating them as healthy crunchy snacks - urgh! And there are even questions like "are these gluten free" and claims that mealworms taste like popcorn! Whatever next.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crunchy-Cri...ried+mealworms
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Old 06-07-2016, 03:56 AM   #2
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Haha when I was a kid there was a fad of chocolate covered insects, I remember trying the ants but I am sure there were others. Just a bit of crunch.
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Old 06-07-2016, 04:27 AM   #3
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Default Re: Humans eating mealworms!

I don't think Sherbet needs to worry about me eating her mealworms, I don't mind letting her enjoy them all!

But in fact insects are a better energy and protein source than meat, although you would need to eat lots of them, probably something like 100 or more to be equivalent to a peice of chicken.

I was looking at the other pictures of the one you linked but the locusts look massive compared to the other, I wouldn't be able to eat insects especially as the heads are still on them and they look like they alive. (I can't eat fish for the same reason).
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Old 06-07-2016, 04:38 AM   #4
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Default Re: Humans eating mealworms!

I can imagine they taste like nuts, sort of smell like them haha.
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Old 06-07-2016, 05:02 AM   #5
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Default Re: Humans eating mealworms!

Quote:
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"are these gluten free"
This made me laugh
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Old 06-07-2016, 05:19 AM   #6
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lol! it is a bit gross but nothing new I don't think, makes me quite glad to be veggie though
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:07 AM   #7
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I think it's a fad too lol. Amazing what marketing can get people to do Have you read the reviews?!!!
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Old 06-07-2016, 02:32 PM   #8
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Default Re: Humans eating mealworms!

Urgh, this actually makes me heave! They smell so bad why would anyone want to put them near their mouths
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Old 06-07-2016, 02:39 PM   #9
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When I was in high school my friend had a leopard gecko, so there was mealworms etc for it in her house. One night her Uncle was over made a bet with her dad to eat the mealworms and he did 😱 I was horrified when I heard this. I can't believe people would eat them as a snack on their own free will!
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Old 06-08-2016, 06:37 AM   #10
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In certain countries they eat crickets and other insects as a snack. It's quite normal in these countries.
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