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Monday, May 25, 2015

Wherein I Eat Chocolate Covered Insects and 700 Thanks!!

As a very warped way of thanking you for bringing me to 700+ followers, dear sillies, I dared myself to eat chocolate covered insects.
How did that go? Let's watch...
First, I made the bugs look pretty.
Next, I had a lemon chaser. Then, I pushed a white chocolate covered critter into my mouth. I chewed. "Not bad. I like white chocolate! This is good and a little crunchy, like Twix," I thought.

But as I put a milk chocolate covered critter in my mouth, I realized what I was eating.
Despite feeling ill, I pretended everything was fine.
And after eating four out of six of the critters, I'd had enough.
The end result

In summary, if you chose to eat chocolate covered bugs, don't think about what you're eating. Don't examine the little antennae and miniature body parts. It'll taste fine. But if you do think about the specifics, you'll fare poorly. 

I suppose for the novelty factor, I'll give these chocolate covered insects a two on a scale of one to ten. But I do thank you for following and beg you not to drop off. I promise never to pull this stunt again.

Be well, and enjoy the week.

59 comments:

  1. I salute your courage. And would have left rather more for 'ron.

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  2. Well done! I would have preferred the white chocolate ones too.

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  3. I love you, but I think you are out of your mind. When we lived in Washington state, slug eating festivals were held every year. I did not participate. I hope you aren't sick.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Where were these held? I lived in Pierce County for 12 years and never heard of slug eating festivals. Must've been out on the Olympic peninsula, though it distresses me to think that it may have been banana slugs from the rainforest. I love those yellow buggers!

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    2. I'd like to know too. Not that I'd sign up to be a contestant. On second thought, the banana-chocolate bug combination sounds somewhat appealing. Sorry, JoJo.

      I kid. I'm done eating bugs. Never again.

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    3. I don't remember where the slug eating was done. It's been twenty-five years since we lived there. We were very close to Seattle, so I imagine it was in the city, or one of the small towns nearby. I think slugs are about as disgusting as it gets. The first time I saw one I had no idea what it was.

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    4. Haha. If they taste like they sound, yeah, I'd pass. I imagine it's a lot worse than oysters and really squishy and very low in protein. But likely gluten free!

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  4. Well done, Robyn! Did it taste like shrimp? Close your eyes and think of shrimp next time.

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    1. Thanks, GB. It doesn't quite have the same crunch or texture as shrimp. I didn't see a kosher label on it either. ??

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  5. *barf* Wow Robyn I'm really, really impressed. There is no freakin way. I could never ignore what I was eating. lol

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    1. Well, it looked like a plate full of chocolate, and I started going at it right away. Then it hit me what the hell I was eating. Then I turned colors and felt sick, JoJo.

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  6. Well, you can check that off your bucket list. LOL

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  7. You are brave, my friend. Very brave! I just couldn't do it.

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  8. Ha ha ha ha ha! That's me laughing WITH not at you. You could have eaten just one and gotten respect for your culinary adventurousness, but you went to four!?! Well done. The gross part is when you get a leg or something stuck in your teeth. Glad to see you went through with it.

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    1. Thanks for laughing with me, Pickleope Von Pickleope. But I wasn't laughing about it and haven't laughed yet. What the hell is wrong with me? Okay, now I'm laughing. Go ahead and join me, Pickleope Von Pickleope.

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  9. Way to go, but don't let me encourage you in such behavior. I know I've eaten a lot of weird things in my life--some of which I will never try again.

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  10. The things you do for this blog! You're much braver than I am.

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  11. I would be thinking about it too much and never get past the first bite. You are a brave soul, Robyn.
    And like the new photos of you.

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  12. Blah, that is when you need a dog under the table to feed them to and pretend you ate it.

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  13. I gotta hand it to you. You're pretty brave. I'd have had to have a whole lot of tequila to pull that one off!

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  14. I make my bucket list simple... things that are in buckets... like chicken.
    happy 700, you are my hero and the bugs... mmmm yucky.

    jeremy

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    1. I never understood the term "bucket" list, Jeremy. Now I do. So you eat all the underwater things like crawfish and empire crabs and Sponge Bob Square pants? I knew I liked you.

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  15. I refuse to eat bugs unless I'm absolutely starving! And if it's dystopia for real. I mean my stomach just wouldn't let me. I can't even eat stewed okra or raw oysters because my eyes tell my brain that I must be losing it or I will be losing it. One daughter ate stewed bugs in Mexico, a delicacy they called it. Bah, I say, cheap protein.

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    1. Thing is, DG, bugs don't actually have much protein. There was only one gram of protein in 14 grams of bug-ness.

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  16. Didn't someone say they would have the consistency of Twix? I wonder how he knew? :)

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    1. You're right, Jono. I bet that was Pickleope Von Pickleope. I'm guessing PVP was speaking from experience because that Pickle also warned me not to get a bug leg stuck between my teeth.

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  17. well done but you didn't have to eat critters for me (a faithful follower). But you were a good sport and didn't back out. Now time for chocolate without critters.........you deserve some. Have a great week

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    1. Thank you, Joanne. Your permission helps. Have a great week too.

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  18. Did it taste like chocolate-covered chicken?

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    1. No, Al. Chocolate covered chicken tastes a lot better, especially when mixed with dumplings.

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  19. Aww yes. Hot Robyn pics. The blog's new layout looks nice too.

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    1. Thankyou, Fredulous Yo. It's great to see you again, yo.

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  20. Here's my trick. I put the ant/ bug inside of a marachino cherry, dip in milk chocolate, then consume. It's great! Or, leave out the bug...

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  21. All I can ask is WHY?
    Yes, I know 700 followers. I am happy for you. But, WHY?

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    1. I have no answer, Ruth. None whatsoever. Actually I do: I saw them in the store and thought someone has to buy (and eat) them. Naturally that someone had to be me.

      Dixie, I do like marachinos, and chocolate milk. Good idea.

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  22. "You're a better man than I, Gunga Din..."

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    1. And I have the hairy chest and balls to prove it. Oh no, that's Martha Stewart. Never mind.

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  23. If I wasn't a vegetarian who also didn't eat chocolate, I would try one.

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  24. I can see on your face that you were thinking about what you were eating. I could not do it no matter how much it tastes like chicken and even with chocolate on it

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    1. It's because my hand reacts faster to anything with chocolate than does my brain, BB. When my brain caught up, I was about to vomit.

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  25. Ugh! Blech! Uff! Ick!!! I read your post. I glanced at one photo and refused to look at the rest... Although you're adorable, the cockroaches are not. And, thank you very much, I did not need this lesson!

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  26. You're a brave woman. I'd NEVER eat anything like that.

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  27. Hey Robyn,

    Chocolate coated bugs, eh. Well done for the amount you actually ate. I predict big things for you. Eating kangaroo testicles will be an awesome way of thanking your 1000th follower! :)

    Gary :) x

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  28. Well, you certainly got a lot further than I would. I heard Angelina Jolie's kids love chocolate covered bugs. Now, if you ever meet them, you have a great topic of conversation to start with ;)

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  29. I agree with everyone that you're a very brave soul! I'm glad you got that out of your system. Now you can enjoy your lovely new photos with the rest of us! Congrats again on your 700+ followers, Robyn!

    Julie

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  30. Oh my goodness, you are so funny. Congrats on 700 followers, and on nearly completing your self imposed challenge.

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  31. Thank you all. That's why I love you. You're so nice, calling me "brave" instead of "stupid," "weird," "twisted," "disturbed," or any other applicable descriptive.

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  32. Oh wow. That expression says it all. I just love that you used a fork. That might be the most proper way I've ever seen someone eat bugs.

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    1. Well, I didn't want to touch that sh*t, BnB. Smiles.

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  33. Oh, dear, the things you do for your blog. I feel a little ill just looking at your pictures. Have I mentioned that I'm overly sympathetic to the pain of others??? Well, I'm mentioning it now.

    I'm counting on you to NOT do anything like this ever again. Seriously.

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  34. Oh my, Oh my, Oh My! You really really really did it. Don't think I could have, and certainly not more than wine....and might have needed something like tequila to wash it down with and sterile my mouth, lol

    Sandy's Space

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  35. Oh my! You're much braver than I am. Glad you survived it. Congratulations on hitting 700! :)

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  36. You are one brave soul. I don't think I could ever do that. I'm glad you didn't choke on any bug parts! ;)

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