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Frosted Flakes: Would You Eat A Grasshopper?

They’re packed with lots of protein!

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Mexico is home to around 132 million people spread out over 32 states. Each of these rates have their own special region dishes along with the typical Mexican food that you see everywhere. In Oaxaca has plenty of food options but of the most unique options has to be chapulines (grasshoppers).

These little critters (dead of course) can be found on street corners, markets, restaurants, throughout Oaxaca. They are packed with protein and coated in a variety of spices for an extra kick so it tastes like what you expect. Although be careful or else you might get a little leg stuck in your teeth.

Obviously this is a little bit different (and much smaller) than the cuy (guinea pig) I tried in Ecuador. I’ve also seen vendors selling hormigas (ants) in some parts of Colombia but I wasn’t brave enough to buy a whole bag for myself knowing nobody would share with me. Worms and larvae is probably too much for me as well unless it is a life-or-death situation.

How far are you willing to go when you comes to eating certain things? Would you try chapulines. Feel free to share your thoughts and comments below. Anyways...onto Flakes.

Frosted Flakes

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