Grasshopper Tacos: Good Eats Or Too Many Feets?

Grasshopper Tacos: Good Eats Or Too Many Feets?

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Sarah Rae Smith
Jul 1, 2011

Grasshopper tacos his the news a few weeks back when a restaurant in San Francisco was asked to stop serving them up on tacos. Although many folks considered them quite tasty, the grasshoppers were being imported as there are no US grasshopper dealers. Is this a dish you'd try or would you prefer your bugs stay on the ground opposed to in your tummy?

Now it's not that the USDA is againt grasshopper tacos, in fact, we're willing to bet a few of them have even munched on them in the past. The confusion over their legality and safety is the lack of regulation on such things. There's little to no way to prove what the grasshoppers ate, meaning we don't know if there's good for us to eat in the end. You can read more on that story from ABC.

I've never personally tried a grasshopper taco, but that doesn't mean I'm against the idea of it. How about you? Are you on the fence about eating insects? Have you dined on this delicacy before or have a taco shop near you that serves them up? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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