HELLO VAGINA LAND!
This entry is dedicated to all women who have vagina's and want to keep them fresh and clean.
This is the new ad campaign from Summers Eve. I am horrified and fascinated all at the same time. Admittedly, my vagina doesn't talk, and I'm in real trouble if it looks like the hand puppet. They also have these ads for women of color, such as 'Lady Wowza' for African Americans, and one entitled 'Leopard Thong' for Latina Women. Racist? Definitively.
If my vagina DID Talk, it would sound like this, because mine is a Wonder Down Under:
I'm definitely not this girl:
I can't take my eyes of the hand puppets. I don't think I need to say anymore. Ladies?
So far this is what I have discovered.
1. You do not eat crickets raw. They should be cooked.
2. The verdict is out on how they taste. Some people say they taste like dirt, some people say they taste like nuts, and everyone says they take on the taste of the oil that they are cooked in.
3. They can be eaten fried, sautéed, boiled, and roasted.
4. A cricket will be crunchy if it is fresh and chewier if it has been sitting for a while. Like popcorn I guess.
5. You can order edible crickets online.
According to the Bay Area Bug Eating Society (B.A.B.E.S.) the following Nutrition Facts are accurate.
Serv. Size 100 grams
Fat Cal. 49.5
*Percent Daily Values(DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Amount/Serving %DV* Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 5.5 g 11% Total Carb. 0 g 0%
Sat Fat n/a g n/a% Fiber n/a g n/a%
Cholest. n/a mg n/a % Sugars 0 g n/a%
Sodium n/a mg n/a% Protein 6.7g 13%
Potassium n/a mg n/a%
Vitamin A n/a% - Vitamin C 0% - Calcium 9% - Iron 63%
Note that 100 grams is equal to about ½ cup. That’s a lot of calories in little bugs.
Ok. So now that I know that I can order edible crickets online, I called my friend Dawn and the following conversation went like this:
Me: Did you know you can order crickets to eat online?
Dawn: I’m sure you can. You can order anything online.
Me: I’m going to order some.
Dawn. Why would you do that?
Me: If I order them online, when I get them will you eat them with me?
Dawn: (laughing hysterically.) No! I will not eat them with you!
Me: Come on, Daaaawn! You have to!
Dawn: No I don’t.
Me: It’s for the blog. It’s RESEARCH!
Dawn: No. But I will watch you eat them.
This woman tried alligator and conch with me in The Cays 2 years ago, and now she’s refusing crickets? OMG! She’s such a foodie!
Ok Dawn. Challenge accepted. I am ordering the crickets and I will let you know when they get here!
I can't stop laughing and alternatively throwing up a little. Because if you saw my kid eating Doritos you would see crumbs and orange cheesy remains on his fingers and face, and then I picture her kids with leftover bug legs on their faces.
I know people around the world eat exotic things. I've seen Bear Grylls and Survivor Man and that guy on TV who goes around the world eating weird crap. Still, the thought if it...
So then I was seduced into doing a little research. Because this site is a learning site, I will share with you what I discovered. Before that though, please enjoy viewing this delicious plate of cooked bugs.
Included in the foods we eat, there are chopped up bug bits as well as other vermin that makes its way into our food supply causing us to eat up to 2 POUNDS of infested crap per year. Unaware.
Included in the FDA approved vermin list are: flies, maggots, mites, insect eggs and insect increment. For more information you can see the FDA publication: "The Food Defect Action Levels"