Monday, February 11, 2008

How About Chocolate-Covered Insects for Valentine's Day?

If you're looking for a Valentine's Day gift that's out of the ordinary, you might want to consider chocolate-covered worms, ants, or other delicacies. The company Hotlix has made a business out of unusual insect taste treats.

Sweets for your sweet could include chocolate bugs... the site advertises "real insects, hand-dipped in exquisite white or milk chocolate. Each box contains two crickets & two worms," as well as "Wafers of delectable white chocolate, swirled with real ants and milk chocolate. Yum!" (That's their "Yum!," not mine.)

Hotlix has more than just chocolate: you'll find toffee brittle with insects blended right in, as well as clear, flavored candy items with whole critters inside. Such as "Cricket Lick-Its ... flavored lollipops, each with a genuine cricket inside!" And there are "scorpion suckers," kind of like the cricket version but with a scorpion instead. Can't you just taste a banana-flavored sucker with the real taste of a crunchy scorpion? No, I can't either... but if you want one, Hotlix has it.

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