Melts in your Mouth, Not
in your Hands.
There's No Wrong Way to Eat
a Chocolate Covered Cricket
Buzz Down to
Audubon Butterfly Garden
and Insectarium for
Chocolate Covered Insect
Saturday, October 12,
10am - 5pm
(New Orleans, La.)-
"Momma always said life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what
you're gonna get" (Forrest
). On Saturday, October 12, visitors to Audubon Butterfly
Garden and Insectarium will enjoy sugary surprises created by executive
bug chefs to celebrate Chocolate Covered Insect Day. Guests will be able to dip edible critters in a fountain overflowing
with rich melted chocolate.
"We're happy we can offer this unique opportunity to guests,"
says Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium Director of Animals and Visitor
Programs Jayme Necaise. "People may not realize this, but the FDA allows 60 or
more microscopic insect fragments for each 100 grams of chocolate - so it's not
a huge leap to just go ahead and add the whole bug! Besides, bugs are good for
you - they are surprisingly nutritious and a major food source for many people
across the globe."
Bug Appétit is located in
the back of Tiny Termite Café at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. It
offers visitors a chance to taste insect cuisine in many forms - from chocolate
"chirp" cookies to six-legged salsa and crispy cajun crickets. Visitors
searching for more traditional fare will find it in Tiny Termite Café as well -
minus the six-legged ingredients, of course.
are included with regular Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium admission
(while supplies last)