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Today Is National Chocolate-Covered Insect Day! Let’s Have Some Fun!

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Today Is National Chocolate-Covered Insect Day! Let’s Have Some Fun!

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Would you eat a grasshopper, beetle, or cricket? How about if it was first dipped in chocolate? What if the day happened to be National Chocolate-Covered Insect Day? Well, that’s today!

Insects are usually roasted before being covered in chocolate, and no insects are covered more often than crickets and ants. While some people may balk at sticking these crunchy treats in their mouths, in some countries, such as China and Thailand, they are delicacies. The sensation of eating chocolate-covered insects has been compared to that of eating chocolate-covered popcorn, so it really isn’t too difficult to see why some people value them highly.

A lot of animals eat insects, but some humans do too, which is known as entomophagy. The term comes from the Greek words entomon, which means “insect,” and phagein, which means “to eat.” Many types of insects are eaten in many parts of the world: more than 1,400 species are eaten, and people eat them on the regular in four-fifths of the world’s countries. Insects are high in protein and low in fat, and raising them for consumption is environmentally sustainable. And when they are covered with chocolate—like they are today—there’s even more reason to love them!

How to Observe National Chocolate-Covered Insect Day

Celebrate by eating chocolate-covered insects! Cooking up your own batch might be the most rewarding, but there are plenty of places to purchase them online as well. If you don’t want to eat real insects, you could have some gummy ones.

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