Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bug Ice Cream

Ice cream store in Columbia, MO makes ice cream using boiled, sugared cicadas.

Not so fast, says the state health Gestapo. Seems that if it's not approved, it's not permitted.

Now, if they were using bugs secretly, as a filler, that would be illegal, sure. But this is called "Bug Ice Cream," and the cicadas are visible.

There should be a list of prohibited items, not a list of permitted items. This is upsetting.

1 comment:

Seth said...

According to , cicada ice cream was not banned, but the restaurant initiated the call to the health department, whose officials "advised against the use of cicadas in the ice cream because the department did not have information regarding cooking temperatures for cicadas." And the cicada ice cream was only a one-shot deal in the first place.