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Edinburgh Gaga Over Choco Scorpions
Hindustan Times ^ | October 11, 2010

Posted on 10/10/2010 4:57:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A range of insect-based food products, including worm crisps, chocolate covered scorpions, and toasted ants, has been launched in Harvey Nichols' Edinburgh store. The unusual range, priced from 2.95 pounds for a packet of worm crisps to 15.95 pounds for a tin of toasted ants. The line also includes Thai green curry flavoured crickets, toffee scorpion candy, Tequila lollipops with real worms inside and civet coffee, which is made from coffee beans that are prepared for roasting by being passed through a civet cat.

There is also a type of tea, which claims to have been picked by trained monkeys.

The range, called Edibiles, was also on sale on Saturday at Harvey Nichols' new Glasgow Pop Up shop, which will be open in the St Enoch's centre until Christmas.

"People are always looking for something different and the selection of Edibles from all over the world could not be any more different," the Scotsman quoted a spokesperson for Harvey Nichols as saying.

"We picked the favourite treats on offer from around the world. The sales are doing really well, and top of the list is the chocolate covered scorpions, followed by the Civet coffee," the spokesperson said.


TOPICS: Food; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: candy; chocolate; scorpions
I wonder how a date would feel if I brought her a box of chocolate scorpions?
1 posted on 10/10/2010 4:57:54 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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2 posted on 10/10/2010 5:02:43 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (A liberal is one who has both feet firmly planted in the air -----Anonymous)
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To: nickcarraway

Couldn’t be any worse than hagus.


3 posted on 10/10/2010 5:02:55 PM PDT by counterpunch (End the Government Monopoly!)
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To: nickcarraway
A range of insect-based food products, including worm crisps, chocolate covered scorpions, and toasted ants...

Batting .333 (worms and scorpions are not insects).

4 posted on 10/10/2010 5:03:26 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: nickcarraway

Sorry, haggis.


5 posted on 10/10/2010 5:04:29 PM PDT by counterpunch (End the Government Monopoly!)
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To: nickcarraway

Why not offer poop on a platter?

I dont get the bugs thing


6 posted on 10/10/2010 5:09:20 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: nickcarraway

I wonder how a Scotsman would say “scorpions”.


7 posted on 10/10/2010 5:09:26 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: All

Any FReeper eat bugs by choice?

Check in if you do


8 posted on 10/10/2010 5:10:27 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: nickcarraway
roasted giant ants:


9 posted on 10/10/2010 5:11:29 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (A liberal is one who has both feet firmly planted in the air -----Anonymous)
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To: rfp1234

Good catch!


10 posted on 10/10/2010 5:12:02 PM PDT by DemforBush (You might think that, *I* could not possibly comment.)
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To: nickcarraway
chocolate crickets:


11 posted on 10/10/2010 5:15:45 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (A liberal is one who has both feet firmly planted in the air -----Anonymous)
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To: nickcarraway
bug buffet:

12 posted on 10/10/2010 5:17:59 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (A liberal is one who has both feet firmly planted in the air -----Anonymous)
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To: mylife

I’ve had ants before - chocolate covered ones - in Japan. A little funky, but not much to them, really.

From what I’ve been told, the bigger the bug, the harder it is to deal with for the unaccustomed. Ants and the like just get crispy and mostly taste like the seasoning they are cooked with. But since they aren’t cleaned/gutted like a fish (or what have you), the larger ones tend to be, well, “gooshy” inside even after being baked/fried. I’m told the big water beetles popular in some Bangkok markets are especially so.

That said, I’d rather eat a half-dozen gooshy water beetles than one shellful of “Balut” (google at your own risk).


13 posted on 10/10/2010 5:20:03 PM PDT by DemforBush (You might think that, *I* could not possibly comment.)
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To: nickcarraway
Icky:

14 posted on 10/10/2010 5:20:07 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (A liberal is one who has both feet firmly planted in the air -----Anonymous)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
jiminey cricket says: "eat me pal"


15 posted on 10/10/2010 5:20:26 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: nickcarraway
Cicadas on a stick:

16 posted on 10/10/2010 5:21:04 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (A liberal is one who has both feet firmly planted in the air -----Anonymous)
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To: mylife

Balut- Zimmern loves that stuff...Bizarre Foods is a a hoot.


17 posted on 10/10/2010 5:22:29 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: DemforBush

balut?!! Yark!


18 posted on 10/10/2010 5:22:51 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

I’ve had Chapulines. (Mexican grasshoppers) Not bad.


19 posted on 10/10/2010 5:24:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: mylife
More bug Delicacies:

20 posted on 10/10/2010 5:24:49 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (A liberal is one who has both feet firmly planted in the air -----Anonymous)
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To: mylife

I’ve had Chapulines. (Mexican grasshoppers) Not bad.


21 posted on 10/10/2010 5:25:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Mmogamer

my brother ate one.
He said it took 5 san miguels to wash it down


22 posted on 10/10/2010 5:25:12 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: nickcarraway
Mmmmm Mmmmm Mmmmm good! /s


23 posted on 10/10/2010 5:26:32 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (A liberal is one who has both feet firmly planted in the air -----Anonymous)
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To: mylife
Well, if you say so..... *chomp* *gulp*


24 posted on 10/10/2010 5:29:48 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (A liberal is one who has both feet firmly planted in the air -----Anonymous)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
But this we like...


25 posted on 10/10/2010 5:53:10 PM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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I agree. Red x’s are good.


26 posted on 10/10/2010 5:54:26 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (A liberal is one who has both feet firmly planted in the air -----Anonymous)
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To: nickcarraway

just watch out for the spring surprise.


27 posted on 10/10/2010 6:00:26 PM PDT by Vroomfondel
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Oops! Try this.


28 posted on 10/10/2010 6:02:26 PM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: AndrewB

Now I can see the pic. Thanks :)


29 posted on 10/10/2010 6:03:43 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (A liberal is one who has both feet firmly planted in the air -----Anonymous)
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To: Mmogamer

Love Zimmerns show. That guy has the life! I’d eat anything. Once...


30 posted on 10/10/2010 9:25:00 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: AndrewB

lol.. yeah, people eat shrimp, crab, lobster, crawdads.. but balk at eating bugs.


31 posted on 10/11/2010 4:30:57 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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Well I don’t like any of those either.


32 posted on 10/11/2010 6:46:14 AM PDT by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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